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February 23, 2017 | 0 comments
In the age of fake news and alternative facts, party politics and the pursuit of media attention too often trump meaningful discussion and informed debate.
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February 23, 2017 | 0 comments
Bay Area refineries are gearing up to receive and process a growing volume of tar sands and heavy crude oils. What does this mean for the health of residents in the region?
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February 22, 2017 | 0 comments
How is gang violence damaging children? To help answer that question, a reporter for the Orange County Register is following a family in Santa Ana, Calif. that has been touched by gang violence.
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February 21, 2017 | 0 comments
Can a revamped community hospital overcome a history of dysfunction and place residents of South Los Angeles on a path to better health and lower rates of chronic disease?
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February 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Can games with prizes and incentives get kids moving more? Two programs in the U.S. and U.K. show early promise.
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February 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Applications are now open for USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism all-expenses-paid 2017 National Fellowship in Los Angeles.
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February 16, 2017 | 0 comments
A former journalist and single mother of two fears that changes to the Affordable Care Act could eliminate the coverage her family depends on to manage their complex health needs.
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February 14, 2017 | 1 comments
Whether it's Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa or the Flamin' Hot Cheeto Bagel, media coverage of stunt foods “only normalizes extreme levels of salt and sugar in food and alters our taste buds to... more
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February 13, 2017 | 0 comments
The solution lies not in building more psychiatric facilities, but in providing effective treatment and supports in the least restrictive setting, says Dr. Fred Osher.
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February 13, 2017 | 0 comments
Massachusetts started sending email warning alerts to drug prescribers in 2013. But while some measures of drug abuse dropped in the following years, it’s hard to give credit to the alerts.
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February 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Implementing electronic health records has been a goal of the U.S. government for years. Using information technology in health care has great potential but the whole process turned out to be very... more

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February 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Speedier approvals and the legalization of "off-label marketing" have drug safety activists worried.

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February 09, 2017 | 0 comments
"We are now in another war of words over health care," writes Trudy Lieberman, "and the first casualty, as in any war, is always truth." For examples, look no further than the recent dialogue on... more
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February 09, 2017 | 0 comments
Join the team at USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, plus other openings at Men's Health, Verywell and POLITICO.
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February 08, 2017 | 0 comments
Can the styles of humor used by middle schoolers provide a window into their mental well-being? The research provides some intriguing early clues.



The engagement editor's mission: to advance the work of our California media partners, furthering public knowledge, storytelling, engagement and connection around community health and health policy issues in diverse communities. The ideal candidate will have both journalism and community engagement experience. Go to this link to apply.

We're looking for journalists who think big and want to gain new insights into the effects on vulnerable children  and their families of poverty, trauma and toxic stress. The all-expenses-paid 2017 National Fellowship, which provides five days of intensive workshops, field trips and discussions, along with $2,000-$12,000 grants for reporting and community engagement and six months of mentoring. Click here for details. Deadline: March 24.


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