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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 4:00am

Two physicians argue that the effort to track health care quality needs to do a better job of measuring the misuse and overuse of health care services.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 12:06am

Physicians and attorneys in Boston, Massachusetts, where the Louise Woodward trial brought shaken baby theory onto the national stage, are heading into another battle over infant shaking, as pediatricians clash with the medical examiner about the diagnosis.

June 14, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:00am

In May, Dr. Charles Orlando Lewis finally lost his license to practice medicine. But it's the strange events that led up to the medical board's action that really boggle the mind.

June 13, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:00am

New job openings for journalists and producers, plus sign up for our free June 28 webinar: "Does ‘Pay for Performance’ Work?"

June 10, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:00am

If the government changes the rules of the game to satisfy sellers of Medicare Advantage plans that count on high star ratings for bonus payments, then what good are the ratings? The ratings are "a farce," one critic says.

June 09, 2016 | 1 comments
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 11:19am

Last Thursday the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released the report that declared “accidental opioid overdose” as the cause of Prince’s death. The first rumor I heard along those lines – hours or days after his death – I felt that plunging sensation in my chest. That “Please make it not be true”

June 08, 2016 | 0 comments
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 4:00am

Tennessee was one of four states that recently passed important new laws taking aim at the country's high maternal death rate. Yet you’d be hard pressed to find out about the legislation from reading the news.

June 08, 2016 | 4 comments
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 4:00am

Our ability to pinpoint the causes behind the big increases in drug overdose deaths in recent years rest largely on one lowly piece of paperwork: the death certificate.

June 06, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 4:00am

Amid rising awareness of maternal depression's harmful effects on children, CMS is telling states they can bill mom's screening and treatment to the child's Medicaid coverage.

June 03, 2016 | 1 comments
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 12:00am

Check out this week's roundup of positions in health reporting, editing and fellowships.

June 03, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 4:00am

Inmates who cycle in and out of jail can drive up incarceration and health care costs, says researcher Shannon McConville. Can Medicaid make a meaningful difference?

June 02, 2016 | 0 comments
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 4:21pm

For many young women in rural Eastern Uganda, access to clean water is just one of many obstacles barring educational achievement and an escape from generational poverty

June 01, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:00am

New online communities are offering patients support and guidance to an extent not previously possible. That can be a huge boon for colon cancer patients, who might otherwise find themselves isolated and afraid.

May 31, 2016 | 6 comments
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:00am

Most numbers you see in health stories are estimates. Yet very few stories acknowledge that. Antidote blogger Bill Heisel discusses a few ways that you can help illuminate the estimation process for your audience.

May 27, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:00am

The Health & Wellness team at U.S. News & World Report is seeking a reporter, a position that involves extensive reporting, writing and editing. Plus check out the 2016 Equal Voice Journalism Awards/Fellowship from the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

May 27, 2016 | 0 comments



The election of Donald Trump will usher in massive changes to the U.S. health care system. What will “repeal and replace” really look like? Will 20 million lose insurance coverage or will Republicans avert such a disaster? This webinar will discuss key ideas in Republican proposals, how health coverage might change, and what questions journalists should be asking as these dramatic changes unfold. Find more info here.


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