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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: AARP needs a new features editor for health

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: AARP needs a new features editor for health

Opportunities are available from coast to coast in this week's roundup. Check out new job openings at AARP, The Argus Observer and Men's Health.
Ten predictions on how medicine will change in coming decades (Part 2)

Ten predictions on how medicine will change in coming decades (Part 2)

Dr. Monya De rounds out her top 10 predictions on what medicine will look like over the decades to come. Not surprisingly, she projects technology to play a big role, from surgical robots to telemedicine.
Perspective: Skyrocketing health care costs are caused by political corruption

Perspective: Skyrocketing health care costs are caused by political corruption

I am going public to reveal the astonishing truth. There is a simple way to instantly, with ease, end our nation’s health cost misery!...
The challenges of cancer diagnosis for rural women in Uganda

The challenges of cancer diagnosis for rural women in Uganda

According to a survey conducted in early 2016 by ACH360, a nonprofit organization promoting health for rural communities in Ngora, Uganda, traditional beliefs associated with cancer in women are the reason why many do not seek early diagnosis and treatment.
The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

What will we do if the Orlando killing was actually about internalized homophobia and self-hatred?
Dealing with dementia: Tim Fitzmaurice shares his story

Dealing with dementia: Tim Fitzmaurice shares his story

When Tim Fitzmaurice lost his wife Ginny, his partner of 44 years, to dementia in 2014, his experience as her caregiver brought him so much pain and guilt that he kept it to himself. Until Tuesday, when he asked Santa Cruz County health staff to reach out to families dealing with dementia.
Precocious puberty in girls is increasing and alarming

Precocious puberty in girls is increasing and alarming

Sixteen percent of U.S. girls now experience breast development by the age of 7 and 30 percent by the age of 8.
Does giving no-strings cash to poor moms produce healthier babies?

Does giving no-strings cash to poor moms produce healthier babies?

In the U.S., social welfare benefits tend to impose tight restrictions on recipients. But in Manitoba, low-income pregnant women can receive a no-strings-attached cash boost. Research suggests it leads to healthier babies.

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Congratulations to the Seattle Times, which has received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Hard News for a video produced for 2015 National Fellow JoNel Aleccia’s Fellowship project about a cluster of fatal birth defects in several counties in Washington. Click here to watch the video.

Despite the hype, does paying for performance actually work? This webinar will tour the evidence and take a hard look at claims that it’s a panacea for boosting health care quality and curbing spending. Find info & register here.

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