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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 3:00am
San Francisco’s success with early treatment and access to preventive drugs seems to have made a dramatic impact. That raises the question: Can efforts that work among white gay men also work for Fresno’s undocumented immigrants or injection drug users?
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 3:00am
Starting in 2007, California’s hospital administrative penalties program was designed to bring greater accountability to hospitals that commit “never events” and put patients in immediate jeopardy. So, what does the data tell us about how well it's working?
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00am
Reports of dogs dying after swimming in blue green algae-infested waters in California this summer have raised concerns about the health risks to humans who come into contact with harmful algal blooms. Just how safe are California's waters?
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00am
In 2010, a nurse at Napa State Hospital walked back to her ward after dinner, following the same path she’d taken hundreds of times before. But this time, she ran into a patient who should never have been allowed to roam the hospital grounds unsupervised.
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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 9:35am
This week, we announce the 11 Fellows who join us for our new California Data Fellowship, which will provide intensive mentoring on adding data reporting to journalists' toolkits.
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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 3:00am
On August 27, 2015, sheriffs at the Santa Clara County Main Jail found a 31-year-old inmate with a history of mental illness dead in his cell. His body was covered in feces and vomit. The medical examiner concluded that the man, Michael Tyree, died of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma.
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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 3:00am
Clavo and a few friends were driving from a Del Paso Heights chicken restaurant to a football game at their Sacramento high school, where Clavo, a cornerback, was expected to stride onto the field with his usual swagger. He stopped at a light and gunshots erupted. He would never arrive.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:00am
Fresno County, home to nearly a million people, has some of the highest STD rates in California. The problem is urgent, but it's not an easy story to report. KVPR's Diana Aguilera tells how she was able to gain access to the communities most impacted by STD outbreaks.
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November 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 2:00am
The digital revolution has been a boon to reporting. But turning paper into digital files is not the same as making them freely available online, and major obstacles persist. The National Practitioner Data Bank offers a particularly egregious example.
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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 12:00am
As physicians, we can find evidence in the research literature to support or discourage almost anything. If we don't have a coherent approach to care, it's quite difficult to decide when we have sufficient evidence to change our practice.
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November 23, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
WNYC, the nation’s premier public radio station, is hiring a health desk associate producer and a temporary health reporter. Check out these and other job, fellowship and award opportunities in this week's roundup.
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November 20, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:00am
The rising prevalence of "narrow" health insurance networks has set off alarms. But do such networks keep patients from getting good care? Not necessarily. The more relevant question is whether a provider network is adequate or not.
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November 19, 2015 | 1 comments
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 3:00am
What is The Des Moines Register presenting to the world as the big issue of the day in Iowa in the run up to the caucuses? Government mistrust. But this isn’t about Benghazi; this is about far more mundane things, like thwarted record requests and outrageous fees.
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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 3:00am
As wells ran dry in the drought-stricken Central Valley this summer, a public health crisis went less noticed. The Fresno Bee's Andrea Castillo decided to focus her reporting on East Porterville, where nearly half the town's 7,500 people have dry wells.
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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 3:00am
“The Raising of America” lays out the emerging science of early childhood, profiles families struggling to support their kids and make ends meet and argues for national policies that do more to support overstretched families with young children.
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