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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?

September 17, 2015 | 0 comments
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.

September 16, 2015 | 0 comments
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.

September 16, 2015 | 2 comments
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.

September 15, 2015 | 1 comments
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:04am

This season's wrinkle inspires both sides in the shaken baby debate to stake out their positions.

September 12, 2015 | 0 comments
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.

September 11, 2015 | 0 comments
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.

September 09, 2015 | 1 comments
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.

September 09, 2015 | 3 comments
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.

September 04, 2015 | 0 comments
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.

September 04, 2015 | 0 comments
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."

September 03, 2015 | 1 comments
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.

September 02, 2015 | 0 comments
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?

September 01, 2015 | 1 comments
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.

August 28, 2015 | 1 comments
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.

August 28, 2015 | 0 comments



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