Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 4:00am
Jenna Russell's recent three-part series for The Boston Globe presents a remarkably intimate, revealing portrait of a man and his family as they struggle to cope with his mental illness. Her reporting holds a number of lessons for journalists taking on projects that deal with mental health.
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 1:37pm
Ever since I came across dematerialization mentioned in an 1886 sermon — around the time it first came into use — I’ve noticed that in nearly every aspect of our lives where there’s been noteworthy progress it’s been accompanied by some degree of dematerialization.
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:00am
As The Boston Globe readied a new three-part series for publication, a regional hospital chain tried suing a newspaper and a patient after it was prevented from disclosing a mentally ill patient's records. The suit was part of a series of serious miscalculations on the hospital's part.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:00am
In addition to the big insurers, California's state health exchange includes a handful of smaller, region-specific plans. While some have found more early success than others, collectively these plans offer consumers choice and, in some cases, more affordable options.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:00am
Baltimore researchers spent three decades tracking nearly 800 kids from poor and middle-class backgrounds. They found little social mobility, with poor kids tending to become poor adults. The findings have sobering implications for health, which is tightly linked to socioeconomic status.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:00am
Those interested in current health issues in California, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, should check out Latino USA's fellowship program requirements and apply. The Deseret News in Salt Lake City and Cincinnati.com are also hiring.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:00am
When a hospital closes in a low-income area, reporters often assume that the care was essential for the poor communities it was serving. But there are several problems with that assumption, including the equation that health equals health care.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
Robin Williams’ depression undoubtedly led to his untimely departure. But as is the case with any psychiatric disorder, the illness and its side effects were not happening in a vacuum. Depression leads to a feeling of hopelessness, which can often spark or coincide with feelings of impulsivity.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 6:53am
Author and activist Patrick Dati spoke about his acclaimed memoir, "I Am Me: Survivor of Child Abuse and Bullying Speaks Out," which recounts how Dati overcame a life of bullying and emotional terror.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
The ripple effects that come from incarcerating a parent may be worse than previously thought, at least when it comes to kids' health. Recent research provides further evidence that parental incarceration is linked to a host of developmental delays and behavioral problems in kids and teens.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 4:00am
A private company bought the local hospital from a community group in Belhaven, North Carolina, and then announced it was closing the facility. Many in the community were outraged. But what obligations do private companies have to the community in such cases?
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:00am
One way the Affordable Care Act aims to spur innovations in health care delivery is through the CMS Innovation Center. Four California-based projects give a sense of the kinds of programs and ideas the office is currently funding and tracking.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Health reporters and editors are in high demand this week throughout the country. This edition of Health Media Jobs and Opportunities features opportunities for health journalists at magazine, online and newswire organizations.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:00am
Are reporters placing too much emphasis on hospitals and not enough emphasis on the overall health of the community and the factors that influence it? The forces ultimately shaping our health aren't always the obvious ones.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:00am
Electronic medical records held out the promise of a better future, with everyone reaping the benefits. In reality, poorly designed systems slow doctors down, hinder the doctor-patient relationship, and often get things wrong. Doctors and patients deserve better solutions.