Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:00am
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics this week found that black children with appendicitis are less likely to receive any pain meds for moderate pain — and less likely to receive opioid painkillers for severe pain — compared to their white peers. How can this be happening?
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 5:05am
News outlets sometimes confuse physician aid in dying with euthanasia, as happened last week in coverage of the California legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication for terminally ill patients. Here's a primer on getting the terms straight.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 1:00am
It has always been legal for U.S. doctors to prescribe drugs for off-label uses but marketing of off-label uses has been illegal.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 4:00am
Decades ago we made our criminal justice policies tougher, but in a way that turned out to be neither just nor equitable. As the prison population has soared, we've come to realize our justice system is also terrible for your health. And the forces driving lockups and bad health are often the same.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:04am
This season's wrinkle inspires both sides in the shaken baby debate to stake out their positions.
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Bloomberg Media is looking for a consumer health reporter to join the editorial team at its flagship online publication.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:33am
Karen Bouffard and The Detroit News were awarded this week a 2015 Communication Award from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine for Bouffard’s series “Surviving through age 18 in Detroit,” which she reported as a 2013 National Health Journalism Fellow.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:00am
A revamped version of the website DocInfo promises to be a useful tool for anyone researching doctors' histories with their respective medical boards. Contributing editor William Heisel takes the overhauled site out for a spin.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:50pm
There’s no question that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in the United States, and consumers aren’t happy about it. What’s more complicated, though, is understanding the complexities of the issue and reporting on what those soaring prices mean for consumers.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:00am
Crain's Cleveland Business needs a new Healthcare/Higher Education Reporter and don't forget to apply for the new all-expenses-paid Fellowship in December 2015 covering health data sources that can inform and elevate their reporting.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 8:00am
Programs that offer public health coverage to kids are crucial to boosting the number of insured kids, but they're often not enough. Research suggests that parents' insurance status is a really strong predictor of whether their kids are covered. Policy wonks call it the "welcome mat effect."
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:00am
Mad cow disease (BSE or bovine spongiform encephalopathy) and the related Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) found in humans are back in the news. In the southern Italian region of Puglia, two people died last month.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:00am
A recent White House report noted that there is no evidence that state-by-state licensing improves quality or safety. And yet we have a 50-state system for doctors and for most other health care professionals. Is broad reform possible?
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 4:00am
Strict professional licensing rules don't necessarily translate into higher-quality work, as a recent report from the White House made clear. Might there be a smarter way? One option: directly regulate the companies that employ the people who are being subject to licensure.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 12:00am
Join the Center for Health Journalism Digital team as the new Community Editor and check out openings across all fields.