In June of 2011, I was taking care of annual appointments, and I was getting the exams that I had been postponing because of more pressing health issues. That June, I was scheduled to have a routine thyroid ultrasound for my annual follow up of thyroid nodules.
California has the worst air in the nation. Yet in the Los Angeles region, home to some of the country’s foulest air, kids are now breathing considerably easier. Wait — how does that work?
Sure, data from that bold new health study sounds amazing. But keep these five tips in mind before writing about it and you'll steer clear of some major reporting sinkholes.
Take a look at this week's new listings for newspaper, online and magazine positions iat U.S. News & World Report, O Magazine and The Huffington Post.
The tragedy in Flint continues to fill headlines. But nearly every community is at risk from some form of lead contamination. In our webinar this week, veteran reporters and experts offered journalists fresh ideas for covering such stories.
The harm from misleading media messages about health care is very real. But by putting a human face and voice to these harms, we can begin to correct some of these wrongs, explains HealthNewsReview.org's Gary Schwitzer.
Long-awaited federal audits are finally here under the the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
NFL receiver Josh Cribbs recently had his brain analyzed and was told his brain resembled that of a 52-year-old. He's only 32 years old. In Cleveland, Cribbs told reporters he worries what his future will look like.
Politico Pro and The Hill are both hiring health care reporters, plus Men's Health is looking for a health editor to join their team.
When reporting on risk factors that shape health, it's not uncommon for critics to suggest you've confused causation with correlation. Here are three steps you can take to ensure your reporting can weather such storms of doubt.
Over the past few decades, the number of obese people around the world has steadily increased. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that in 2014 over 1.9 billion adults were overweight, with over 600 million of these being classified as obese....
HIPAA was designed to protect what’s called “protected health information.” But a rising chorus say the law has been too widely applied and now poses serious barriers to health information for doctors, patients and journalists alike.
Thrillist is seeking a full-time Health and Fitness Staff Writer to join its growing Health vertical. Plus new fellowships and awards are accepting applications.
Headed to Cleveland this week for AHCJ's 2016 conference? Contributing editor William Heisel highlights some great panel discussions you won't want to miss.
If you are a healthcare provider, far from the elaborate schemes of hackers, your greatest threat is more likely to be in carelessness or neglect in your midst.