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Maternity maze: Getting the facts to choose the right hospital for you

There is a lot of public data on maternal health and New York City hospitals. WNYC's Fred Mogul makes sense of it so families can find the best hospital for them.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Newspaper positions available across the country

Get the latest job listings in health journalism and communications, including newspaper beats, digital reporting, science journals and online editing. Plus, check out the fellowship opportunities covering a variety of topics.
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Black mothers face higher complication rates when delivering babies in NYC

There’s a safety gap in New York City hospitals that puts the lives of black women at much greater risk than white women. Experts say better hospital culture can reduce the risks.
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Reporting the findings: Absolute vs. relative risk

Do you know the difference between absolute and relative risk? This quick primer shows why the distinction is essential to accurate health stories.
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Obamacare’s trade-offs left too many Americans feeling like they got a raw deal

The failures of the national conversation during the run-up to Obamacare's passage are now hastening its demise, with too few Americans seeing firsthand benefits.
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Reporting on a well-known topic such as diabetes? Don’t assume it’s all been said before

It can be hard to find new, compelling ways of telling stories about well-known health issues. But as reporter Elizabeth Aguilera discovered in her series on type 2 diabetes, that shouldn’t stop you.
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Stem cells not only slow disease, they come with their own safety test

The speed of discovery in medical innovation exceeds that of any time in history, and “organoids” created from stem cells are a powerful example.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Apply for these new fellowships and awards

Get the latest information on grants, fellowships and awards. Plus new job listings in health journalism across the United States.


The election of Donald Trump will usher in massive changes to the U.S. health care system. What will “repeal and replace” really look like? Will 20 million lose insurance coverage or will Republicans avert such a disaster? This webinar will discuss key ideas in Republican proposals, how health coverage might change, and what questions journalists should be asking as these dramatic changes unfold. Find more info here.


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