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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 1:00am
A massive new cohort study was supposed to help researchers and policy makers better understand how environmental factors shape children's health into adulthood. But delays, leadership changes and soaring costs have put the study's future in jeopardy.
November 21, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:00am
With Obamacare's second season of open enrollment underway, advocates remain focused on signing up the remaining uninsured. In California, the uninsured rate is projected to drop to 6 percent by 2019. But getting it much lower will require creative new strategies.
November 20, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:00am
Check out this week's roundup of job and fellowship opportunities: is looking for a web video producer/writer for their health section. Gannett is seeking a health reporter. And for California journalists, don't forget to apply for the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship.
November 20, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00am
The health beat is so rich with documents, data and smart people that it can be hard to sort through it all under deadline pressure. But if you look in the right places, you can quickly report intelligent stories that cut through the noise and get noticed.
November 17, 2014 | 0 comments
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:59am
To many, it is an unseen problem. People denied mental health services who end up homeless or incarcerated as criminals.
November 15, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:00am
Miranda Dyer's young son started suffering from migraines at a young age. Tests would later reveal signs of a genetically inherited heart disorder, passed down by his mother. The discovery forced the family to make a very difficult decision.
November 14, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00am
A reporting project that aimed to tease out the root causes of homelessness in one California community ran into a few roadblocks along the way. Here's what one reporter took away from the experience, and what he might do differently next time.
November 13, 2014 | 4 comments
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:00am
A conference held last week in San Francisco marked the rising prominence of childhood adversity as a key concept in public health circles. The event also highlighted recent data that give a newly detailed look at how childhood adversity plays out across, race, class, and geographic boundaries.
November 13, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Women's Health and Men's Health Online are both looking for editorial assistants to join their team. Plus, if you're a resident of California, make sure to apply for the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2014.
November 13, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:00am
Is Obamacare really at risk now that Republicans have taken the Senate? The core of the law will likely survive, thanks to the presidential veto power. Still, sections of it could be pruned away by the legislature. Here are a few possibilities the media has highlighted.
November 12, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 3:38pm
“Simply asking, listening, and implicitly accepting is a very powerful tool,” Dr. Vince Felitti says. The message: “You’re still an acceptable person even though you’ve told me this story you’ve been ashamed of all your life.”
November 11, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:00am
Doctors told Miranda Dyer that her problems were in her head and that she should just proceed as if everything were normal. That was until another doctor told her that she likely had a genetic disorder that could have been passed on to her kids. She needed surgery immediately.
November 10, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1:00am
California mirrors the country's rising rate of C-section births — up by 50 percent in 10 years. That worries experts, who say the procedure carries added costs and risks. But data-driven efforts are underway in the state to turn the tide, with some notable early success.
November 07, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1:00am
Proposition 46, the California ballot measure backed by plaintiffs’ attorneys and opposed by physicians, was soundly defeated by a 2-to-1 margin. The fact that Proposition 46 was a bundle trying to be all things to all patient safety advocates was probably its downfall.
November 07, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 1:00am
After a resounding defeat Tuesday, backers of Prop. 45 vow to press on with efforts to give California's insurance commissioner greater regulatory authority over insurance rates. Meanwhile, one prominent health policy expert said the failed measure was "a huge threat to health reform in the state."
November 06, 2014 | 0 comments



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