Search form

Sections

Kids' Home-Packed Lunches: Not As Safe As We Think

Kids' Home-Packed Lunches: Not As Safe As We Think

food safety, school lunch, reporting on health
Food Safety: An unsettling new study found that nearly 90 percent of the perishable foods in 700 preschoolers' home-packed lunches were at unsafe temperatures before lunchtime, despite refrigeration or the inclusion of ice packs in nearly half the lunches, Reuters reports.

Hospitals: Budget cutbacks and tougher regulations are making it harder for California's hospitals to get their construction projects approved, delaying billions of dollars worth of projects, Lora Hines reports for the (Riverside) Press Enterprise.

Breast Cancer: An uninsured 26-year-old has been denied Medicaid coverage for breast cancer because he's a man, Alicia Tejada and Courtney Hutchison report for ABC Good Morning America. The disease is rare in men but occurs in about 2,000 U.S. men each year.

Senior Health: California state officials are floating a plan they say could help keep 35,000 elderly people from being placed in nursing homes now that Medi-Cal budget cuts are forcing the closure of many adult day healthcare centers around the state, Alexandra Zavis reports for the Los Angeles Times. But advocates say the alternative care options cited in the plan aren't always available.

Medicare: Ouch. Medicare fraud and improper payments by the federal health program accounted for 40 percent of all government waste according to a new General Accounting Office (GAO) report, Charles Feigl reports for American Medical News.

Want more from Reporting on Health? Join us, sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Leave A Comment

Announcements

Thanks to groundbreaking new research, we can now see how much private insurance plans are paying for common procedures and per person in communities across the U.S. This webinar will help journalists and policy makers contextualize the private-payer data, discuss possible policy responses, and offer suggestions for how reporters can use this resource to bolster their reporting. Register here.

Interested in learning more about the health, education and social challenges children face as a result of poverty and adversity?  Apply now for the 2016 National Health Journalism Fellowship, which comes with $2,000-$10,000 reporting grant, five days of intensive all-expenses-paid traing in L.A., and six months of mentoring. Details here.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

Martha Rosenberg has shared a story

Read it.

Bill Macfadyen's profile has been updated

Connect with Bill Macfadyen

Michelle Levander has shared a blog post

Read it.

Anna Romano has shared a blog post

Read it.

Elizabeth Vorrasi joined the community

Connect with Elizabeth Vorrasi
More Member Activities

Follow Us

ReportingHealth