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As mental health benefits expand, a provider hails the changes

For one mental health counselor in Washington state, Obamacare has improved mental health care for many of her clients. With some providers seeing an uptick in newly insured clients, more adults and children are getting long-needed care.

Tracking the Distribution of Obamacare Benefits

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) may be the law of the land, but it looks like Americans' ability to to access the benefits it promises will vary greatly depending on where they live. Only a minority have agreed to implement the federal law as written.

Blacks Have Highest Diabetes-Related Deaths in NYC

Diabetes-related deaths have reached an all-time high in New York City, and communities of color are being hit the hardest.

Daily Briefing: 'Social Jet Lag' detrimental to health

Social Jet Lag, HIV-prevention and Weight-Loss pills, Health Insurance Exchange, Skin Cancer and Dialysis Patients. 

Health Reform Story Ideas for 2012

Reporters have an unprecedented opportunity this year to chronicle a historic battle in the unfolding story of federal health reform. Yet getting the story right will depend on mastering the details.

The Costs of Care: Considering Health Costs When Prescribing Treatment

What are the true costs of health care? Who on earth would produce a fake malaria drug? Answers and more from our Daily Briefing.

Access Denied: Oklahoma's Health Care Crisis

The first in a three part series on the causes behind Oklahoma's lack of access to health care, including a physician shortage, geographic disparities and lack of transportation options.

Sarah Kliff’s Story Ideas for Covering Health Reform in Your State

Get great story ideas for covering health reform's rollout in your state from journalist Sarah Kliff.

2014 Is Coming Sooner Than You Think: New Ideas for Reporting on Health Reform's Rollout

Here are tips on getting ready to cover health reform's rollout in your community.

A Glass of Wine OK for Pregnant Women?

Here’s what we’re reading today:

CPR: No need for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation during CPR? Just chest compressions? New research suggests that approach might save more lives, reports The Wall St. Journal’s Jennifer Corbett Dooren.

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