Skip to main content.

Center for Health Journalism

Shorter ER Waits? Don't Believe Hospital Hype

Shorter ER Waits? Don't Believe Hospital Hype

Picture of Barbara Feder Ostrov

ER Waits: Hospitals' marketing claims of short waits for emergency room care aren't backed up by any evidence, John Dorschner reports for the Miami Herald.

Chronic Fatigue: The editors of prestigious journal Science have retracted a controversial paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to the XMRV virus; critics of the study believe contamination of samples was to blame for the results, which have not been replicated by other scientists, Ivan Oransky reports for Reuters.

Environmental Health: Tough new EPA rules on mercury emissions from oil- and coal-burning power plants are being lauded by environment and health advocates but criticized by industry as too expensive, Don Hopey reports for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Medicare: Health insurers that provide Medicare supplemental plans for seniors are quite profitable and share prices are up, Maureen Farrell reports for CNN.

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

Leave A Comment

Announcements

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.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

Martha Rosenberg has shared a blog post

Read it.

Anna Romano has shared a blog post

Read it.

Deepa Bharath has shared a fellowship project

Read it.

Elizabeth Zach has shared a fellowship project

Read it.

Kellie Schmitt has shared a blog post

Read it.
More Member Activities

Follow Us

Facebook


Twitter

CHJ Icon
ReportingHealth