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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 4:00am
Miranda Dyer started life as an athlete, so it didn’t make sense when a flight of stairs left her winded. Basic tasks made her feel exhausted. This would last for weeks and then go away. She tried to just not think about it, but it seemed to be getting worse over time.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:25pm
Earlier this year, I shut down at the Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Denver. What makes me crumble like this? I don’t know, but I have a hunch: I’m pretty sure I have a social phobia.
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October 30, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:00am
In recent years, there's been growing concern that a lack of doctors will keep newly insured patients from accessing care. Now, a new tool can predict the supply of physicians and help journalists ask and answer new questions from the data. Fresh story ideas abound.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:00am
While Latino children may have reached majority status in California, they still face greater challenges in accessing care and healthy environments than their white peers. A new report finds especially large health disparities among kids from Spanish-speaking households.
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October 30, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
To keep up with the latest discussions on topics relevant to health journalists, follow Career GPS posts and job listings via RSS. To submit a job listing, send me an email at alromano [at] usc [dot] edu.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:00pm
The allegations of dental negligence against Dr. Robert Tupac described a host of problems — painful eight-hour dental surgery performed without anesthesia, crumbling dental work, drooling and bone loss. But with patients not eager to talk to a reporter, court records proved key to the story.
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October 29, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:49am
In October, seven women's bodies were found in Indiana in what appear to be serial, sex-related murders of women in high-risk lifestyles. Hammond police are holding Darren Vann, a convicted sex offender, in connection with the murders. He has been charged with two of the murders and charges are poss
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October 29, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:00am
To better appreciate some of the legal problems with the way California's medical board oversees the disclosure of doctors’ disciplinary records online, consider the legal case of the late Orange County skin care pioneer James E. Fulton.
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October 27, 2014 | 0 comments
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:39pm
The premiere showing of "The Syndrome," a documentary that asks the hard questions about shaken baby syndrome theory, brought together a group of people in desperate need of community.
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October 25, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:00am
The Medical Board of California has successfully won legislation that will remove a 10-year time limit on the online disclosure of doctors' discipline records. But the board better have its legal team ready, because doctors won't hesitate to challenge the rules in court.
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October 24, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:08pm
Addiction usually leaves a wake of chaos, and all kinds of casualties - marriages, jobs, health. Today's opioid addiction crisis is not only claiming lives, but sparking a new epidemic of hepatitis C among new injection drug users.
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October 23, 2014 | 1 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:00am
The White House recently announced a set of initiatives to "bridge the word gap" between kids of different socioeconomic backgrounds. The research on which the policy is based has been around for decades, so why all the fresh attention on this topic?
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October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:00am
Prop. 45 would grant California’s insurance commissioner the ability to approve or reject health insurance rate increases. While voter support soared over the summer, approval has fallen since then, as the insurance industry invests heavily in defeating the measure.
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October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:00am
The York Daily Record is recruiting a professional to cover health and fitness and the business of health for print and online.
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October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:35am
Just a few months ago, many US health corporations were eyeing tax inversions —reincorporating overseas, often merging with a European entity—to evade US taxes. Now, thanks to tax changes, the enthusiasm is drying up.
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October 20, 2014 | 0 comments

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