Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 1:26pm
The Medill Justice Project has published a thin slice of its data on shaken baby cases, in conjunction with its analysis of how cases are distributed across the country. The view into the database is very narrow, but the county-by-county searches can be fascinating.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:00am
What is a wellness trust and can it address the vast health disparities in Los Angeles?
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 5:00am
The Nurse Family Partnership, an early intervention program which features home-visits for at risk children, has a track record of better health outcomes and reducing problems among poorer moms and kids. But it isn't a cure-all for the problems darkening the prospects of these children.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:00am
The early bird deadline for the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism from the AHCJ is December 20th.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 2:10pm
The gun lobby loves the short memory of the American public and the news media. Who remembers that Aaron Alexis killed 12 at Washington's Navy Yard just three months ago, legally buying a shotgun two days before the rampage.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 5:00am
Wish you had a place to compare hospital post-op infection rates before you consider where to have your procedure? In California you can with the state's map of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), MRSA and VRE.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 6:00am
The “Give A Scan” program is the first to ask lung cancer patients, as well as those at risk, to donate their CT scans and other medical information to an anonymous data base. A pilot program is going national this week.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 5:00am
Liz Szabo's USA Today story -- Doctor accused of selling false hope to families -- is one of the best medical investigations I have read. Here are a few lessons from the piece.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:58pm
Living in Los Angeles or Sacramento? Make sure to check out the Streetsblog journalist openings available in your area.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 5:00am
For the 47 million Americans dependent on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the bad news keeps on coming. Cuts in November might be followed by billions more as Congress considers legislation.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 5:02am
Finding real people can be one of the hardest parts of journalism, but it is also usually one of the most rewarding and moving. So don't give up. Keep reaching out, and eventually someone will reach back.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 5:00am
One medical device company offers a warranty for its partial knee product, saying they’ll replace it at any point for the rest of your life. But the company won’t pay for anything but the device itself.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 9:44am
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines. They are an egregious example of much that is wrong with medicine today.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 5:00am
Thanks to reforms in how government food voucher programs can be used, low-income Americans can now access the bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables at thousands of farmer's markets around the country.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 12:31am
Report on health care for the Merced Sun-Star. Also check out upcoming deadlines for other positions in the field and fellowships.