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The Center for Health Journalism invites journalists, policy thinkers and medical professionals to share their perspectives with our diverse and interdisciplinary community. Our member blog captures a range of perspectives on health, health policy and health journalism. Interested in blogging? Reach out to editor@centerforhealthjournalism.org.

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Obamacare has been a hot topic in politics since day one: it’s been a subject to many debates, mainly in means of whether or not it’s only well-intentioned and good on paper.

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Do you know the difference between absolute and relative risk? This quick primer shows why the distinction is essential to accurate health stories.
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The speed of discovery in medical innovation exceeds that of any time in history, and “organoids” created from stem cells are a powerful example.

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In October 2015 in Pueblo, CO, the staff members of a primary care medical clinic – Southern Colorado Family Medicine at the St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center – start asking parents of newborn babies to kids five years old about the parents’ adverse childhood experiences and the resilience factors in t

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Have efforts to lower stigma around mental illness overlooked Latino communities? Here's how one reporter tackled the topic and some of the lessons she learned along the way.
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Rufino Jiménez is a legal U.S. resident who pays $17 a month for health insurance he receives through his employer. But he does not have time to go see a doctor — he doesn't even have time to stop and eat his lunch. His struggles are far from unique.
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What are the mental health effects of deadly encounters with police? Reporting out that difficult question led to a number of tough lessons along the way, as KVPR's Jeffrey Hess explains.
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The burst of media coverage on the surge of unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S. in recent years has since ebbed, but the migration continues and many of the children’s basic needs still go unmet.
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As two journalists spoke to seniors throughout some of L.A.'s most ethnically diverse communities, no other issue bubbled up as often and as urgently as the lack of affordable housing.
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Recently, the Governor and HHS Director announced a pilot project to provide Medicaid services at Walmart retail clinics. Many physician groups, including our own Academy, have raised concerns about retail health clinics, warning that they undermine the medical home concept.

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