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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.

Last week, I found out my favorite journalism professor had passed away. I used to call him now and then, but hadn't in several years. By all accounts, he lived a good life; he died last year surrounded by friends at 85....

The quality of primary health care is suffering on many different levels. For example, research shows that one-fifth of primary care patients are not informed about their abnormal test results.

National AIDS Council (NAC) last week expressed concern over the number of sexual abuse cases that are being swept under the carpet, thereby exposing victims to HIV. This can be avoided by administering post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Diabetes rates are soaring across the nation. But in Rhode Island, the Hispanic population has seen the most dramatic increase of any other group over the past few years.

Did you know that we Americans throw away about 80,000,000,000 (80 billion) pounds of food a year and that only half of us are aware that food waste is a problem?

Dr. A. Norman Guthkelch, the pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon who first proposed in print that shaking an infant could cause bleeding in the lining of the brain, died quietly last week in Toledo, Ohio, a month short of his 101st birthday.

Hundreds of health professionals, community leaders, policymakers and advocates will gather September 16-18, 2016 in Newport Beach, California.

In May, the FDA warned that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, because of common and sometimes permanent side effects, should only be used as a last resort. The agency followed up in July with language for new label warnings and a Medication Guide to be given to every patient.

A recent study found that more than one free meal increased the likelihood of doctors prescribing the drug of the meal provider

It’s an ongoing debate that has been given special urgency in light of recent attention to police killings of black men. When does the need to inform cross over to sensationalism?

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