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The mental health aftermath of the Dec. 2 San Bernardino terror attack, Part 1: An Overview

The mental health aftermath of the Dec. 2 San Bernardino terror attack, Part 1: An Overview

The December attack on San Bernardino County employees brought ISIS-inspired terrorism to the Inland Empire. KVCR's Matt Guilhem begins a series of stories on mental health in the wake of the shooting.
How one reporter wrangled data from across Calif. to report on threat of toxic algae

How one reporter wrangled data from across Calif. to report on threat of toxic algae

"I had fair warning that gathering data on blue-green algae toxins in California was going to be an uphill battle," writes reporter Stephanie Baer. Her effort started with records requests to each of the state's 58 counties.
Your mother may not love you, and other anecdotes about a beloved professor

Your mother may not love you, and other anecdotes about a beloved professor

Last week, I found out my favorite journalism professor had passed away. I used to call him now and then, but hadn't in several years. By all accounts, he lived a good life; he died last year surrounded by friends at 85....
 Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Check out these writing and editing positions

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Check out these writing and editing positions

This edition of Health Media Jobs and Opportunities features an array of options for health journalists at print, online and broadcast organizations and includes the most updated information on fellowship opportunities.
UCLA SAFE program to help low income residents avoid second hand smoke

UCLA SAFE program to help low income residents avoid second hand smoke

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program is mainly aimed at African American and Latino residents of public and low income housing. The project coincides, say organizers, with HUD’s proposed ban on smoking inside individual units.

The evolutionary and cross-cutting road to 'gold standard' primary care

The quality of primary health care is suffering on many different levels. For example, research shows that one-fifth of primary care patients are not informed about their abnormal test results.
When drugs masquerade as sweets, children are often the victims

When drugs masquerade as sweets, children are often the victims

From Colorado to San Francisco, recent headlines have cast a spotlight on the problem of kids ending up in the ER after ingesting marijuana disguised in sugary form. But the problem goes beyond pot.
Complaint seeks better Medi-Cal access for patients and physicians

Complaint seeks better Medi-Cal access for patients and physicians

A complaint filed with HHS’ Office of Civil Rights alleges that Medi-Cal’s 13 million beneficiaries do not have adequate health care. Seven million of them are Latinos.

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