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Discharged to Nowhere: Wrap-Up of a Nine-Part Series

Isabelle Walker's fellowship project put the spotlight on lack of respite care for community's neediest.

Dentist to the Stars Sued for Suppressing Bad Reviews Online

A first-of-its-kind class action lawsuit filed against a New York dentist is bringing to light a dubious tactic some medical doctors employ to protect their reputations.

Behind the Battle Over Orange County's CalOptima

CalOptima is Orange County's system for managing Medi-Cal. With no warning, one county supervisor tried to push through major changes that shifted control of the $1.3 billion program.

Studying the Link Between Transportation, Planning and Public Health

At the first meeting of my fellow fellows, we were asked a simple question, "do you consider yourself a journalist?" My answer at the time was, "no." My answer today would be different.

Where Do the Homeless Heal?

Journalist-blogger Isabelle Walker provides an in-depth look at what happens to homeless people who get seriously ill. Where can they go to recover?

Noozhawk's Annenberg Fellowship Was Just the Right Prescription for Us

How an online-only local news site learned as much about itself as it did about its topic of drug abuse

Alcohol Plays a Role All Its Own in Setting the Stage for Local Abuse, Overdoses

Alcoholism forced 20-year-old Amy to move away from Santa Barbara and everything she knew. She had begun drinking at age 16 and a pattern of dependence started soon after, forcing her into a succession of rehabilitation facilities before she moved to Oklahoma in an attempt to break the cycle.

USC, California Endowment Unite to Support Health Journalism at the Source

At a fundamental level, a person’s health decides whether he or she will live or die.

Fumes with a View

Californians are required to disclose the radon level in their home, if known, before transferring it to a new owner. Nevadans are not. In both states, renters are particularly vulnerable. "There are no regulations to protect renters from radon in Nevada," said Susan Howe, radon education program director for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. "There are no regulations dealing with radon in Nevada, period. There are no laws to protect people when they buy or build homes."

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Reporters and Correspondents Wanted

Health reporters and correspondents are in high demand this week, particularly on the East Coast. This edition of Health Media Jobs and Opportunities features an array of opportunities for health journalists at print, online and newswire organizations. And as always, we've included most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Since the passage of the ACA, hospital consolidation has dramatically increased. Our webinar will give an overview of this trend, clarify what’s at stake for consumers, and give journalists fresh ideas for reporting in new, incisive ways. Our panel will include experts Martin Gaynor and Paul Ginsburg, as well as NYT’s Margot Sanger-Katz. More info here.

Reporting on Health invites fellows and friends who are attending the AHCJ conference to join us for drinks and appetizers from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24 at Pedro's Restaurant & Cantina, 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara.  We'll buy a drink for the first 30 folks who arrive and provide appetizers for all. RSVP here.

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