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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 4:00am

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.

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 4:00am

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?" Potency limits are crucial, he argues.

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August 29, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 4:00am

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 precision medicine.

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August 26, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:31pm

Newsweek is seeking an ambitious senior editor to oversee the science, health and technology reporting that spans digital, print and events.

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August 25, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 4:00am

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 care.

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August 25, 2016 | 0 comments
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 8:57am

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 surrounded by friends at 85....

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August 21, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:00am

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 fellowship opportunities.

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August 19, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:02pm

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.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 4:00am

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.

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August 18, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 4:00am

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.

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August 15, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 12:00am

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 administering post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 4:00am

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 joints.

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August 12, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 8:45pm

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.

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August 11, 2016 | 1 comments
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:51am

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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Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 4:00am

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on skills such as self-control and "grit" among children. But how do you properly measure such non-academic traits? It’s a critical question for schools, policymakers and researchers.

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August 11, 2016 | 1 comments

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