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September 28, 2016 | 0 comments
In order to see whether heart stents actually improved patients' lives, the VA health care system decided to ask them directly, before and after surgery. But does this approach work?
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September 28, 2016 | 0 comments
A reporter who was on the scene shortly after the terror attack in San Bernardino follows up with the victims and first responders over the following year to understand how the event impacted their... more
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September 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Cleaning products with antibiotics do not get you “cleaner” than soap and water but they do encourage antibiotic resistance and “superbugs” and disrupt endocrine systems in humans and animals.

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September 23, 2016 | 0 comments
Local Voice Media is seeking an energetic multimedia journalists to join their growing team.
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September 22, 2016 | 0 comments
“With limited resources, these communities were able to significantly improve their outcomes,” says Natalya Verbitsky-Savitzy, a research statistician for Mathematica.
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September 21, 2016 | 1 comments
High levels of flux in the Obamacare exchanges make it a tough story to cover. Veteran observer Steven Findlay breaks down some of the key trends and offers reporters advice on how to make sense of... more
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September 19, 2016 | 0 comments

“Our church does not allow us to go to hospitals for medication and child birth as for that I did not do anything wrong here your worship,” said Nyamukondiwa Lazaro a member of the Johanne Marange... more

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September 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Pregnant to term and home alone, 18 year old Sofia Nyangani sneaked out into a nearby bush outside their Odzi home to self-deliver....

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September 19, 2016 | 1 comments
Despite their benefits, the use of sensors has stalled amid concerns that inaccurate readings could lead to sidelined players. Some worry games or even careers could be cut short by false positives.... more
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September 16, 2016 | 0 comments
That's bad news, especially given ample research that has shown how critical engaging and speaking to young children is for building brains and spurring healthy development.
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September 16, 2016 | 0 comments
SheKnows is looking for a next-generation thinker to help take the women's health content on both and to the next level. Plus, check out positions at The Chicago Tribune,... more
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September 15, 2016 | 0 comments
Everyone says health care needs more transparency when it comes to outcomes, but how might that work? And what's holding back efforts to improve care by shining more light on health care outcomes?
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September 13, 2016 | 1 comments
It was the stumble seen around the world. On Sunday morning, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton fell ill at a Sept. 11 memorial, unleashing speculation on social media. We capture this... more
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September 13, 2016 | 0 comments
Last week, Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton got a ton of ink for what were perceived as repeated concussion-threatening hits to the helmet. Why did this story get so much attention?
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September 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Remember the old days of diagnosing yourself online? From frantically googling your aches and pains to clicking around on WebMD’s interactive Symptom Checker, early digital health resources often... more



The 2017 California Fellowship, for California-based journalists only, will be held March 5-9, 2017 in Los Angeles. This Fellowship will focus on vulnerable populations and access to care and health care reform and innovation. We also take an in-depth look at how community conditions influence individuals' prospects for health. Each Fellow receives a $1,000 stipend to assist with the costs of reporting an ambitious Fellowship project on a California health issue, as well as six months of mentoring by a Senior Fellow. Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. For more information, go here.

Our health care system commits tremendous resources to extending life but comparatively little to end-of-life planning and care that honors patients’ wishes. This webinar will give an overview of the problem, identify changes to our health care system that might help, and offer insights on how journalists might spur more conversations on how we approach death in America. Find info and register here.


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