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August 30, 2016 | 1 comments
A quick primer on the science of how obesity and high cholesterol can break down cartilage and bones, spurring the development of arthritis.
August 30, 2016 | 0 comments
As the legalization of weed appears imminent in California, former Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones says the crucial question we should be asking is, "What kind of marijuana should we legalize...
August 29, 2016 | 0 comments
A look at how leading media outlets handled a potentially misleading piece of research data in a recent study on the use of gene tests in treating breast cancer.
August 26, 2016 | 0 comments
As researchers and policymakers seek ways to stop the damage wrought by toxic stress and early trauma, a leading thinker in the field suggests we need smarter approaches that take inspiration from... more
August 25, 2016 | 0 comments
Newsweek is seeking an ambitious senior editor to oversee the science, health and technology reporting that spans digital, print and events.
August 25, 2016 | 0 comments
Two rural health researchers from the University of Washington offer their take on how health reform has impacted rural communities, and point to new trends that could improve access and quality of... more
August 21, 2016 | 0 comments

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... more

August 19, 2016 | 0 comments
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... more

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.... more

August 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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.
August 15, 2016 | 0 comments
The health insurance co-ops created under Obamacare have largely turned out to be a massive failure. How did so many co-ops run aground so quickly? A look at their short, troubled history.
August 15, 2016 | 0 comments

National AIDS Council (NAC) last week expressed concern over the number of sexual abuse cases that are being swept under the carpet, thereby exposing victims to HIV. This can be avoided by... more

August 12, 2016 | 0 comments

One of the biggest ways obesity can lead to arthritis is the way it works on joints. The extra pressure that comes with more pounds tends to break down the cartilage in the knees, hips and other... more

August 11, 2016 | 1 comments

Leading Washington news organization needs a reporter in its Health Care Group, covering behind-the-scenes health care policy development by CMS, state insurance exchanges, FDA and Congress.

August 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Diabetes rates are soaring across the nation. But in Rhode Island, the Hispanic population has seen the most dramatic increase of any other group over the past few years.

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