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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00am
POLITICO Pro is growing their editorial team. And don't forget, the 2015 Health Journalism Fellowship is giving $2,000-$10,000 grants to journalists passionate about reporting on health care reform, community health or vulnerable children.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:00am
We know that kids who grow up with a lot of adversity are far more likely to suffer poor health and early death as adults. But how well do we understand the means by which early trauma is translated into health problems decades later? Researchers are still teasing apart the mechanisms at work.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:20pm
The shaken baby debate picked up in early February with a pair of important and complementary postings, a bold academic statement signed by 34 physicians, attorneys, and child-protection professionals with “deep concerns” about shaking theory in the courtroom.
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February 10, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:00am
I was nervous about the final story in my series from the start, since I'd need to feature someone who fell into the large group of “other” uninsured. Finding such a source would take me down a lot of dead ends before I finally got a solid lead and, ultimately, an amazing source.
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:19pm
Many had high hopes for the FDA when Margaret Hamburg was confirmed as Commissioner in 2009 because of her public health background. But she swiftly moved to loosen conflict of interest rules governing those who can serve on FDA expert advisory panels.
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February 09, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:00am
If you're a health reporter looking for story leads and enriching details, consider ditching the office and heading down to the courthouse. Chances are good that if you are covering a health care entity with business history, it also has a court history. A few tips can help get you started.
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February 09, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 1:10pm
The seeds for the Welcome Home Project were sown while I was interviewing Dan Simmons, a program analyst for an anti-violence program in Oakland. Formerly incarcerated himself, Simmons knows what it takes to stay out of prison. “We put most of our resources towards the 65% of former inmates that re
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February 06, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 3:22pm
With all the attention that domestic violence has received of late, the unique struggles of immigrant families beset by domestic violence have remained largely overlooked. Here's a look at a 3-part series that I wrote on the dynamics of domestic abuse in immigrant families.
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February 05, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 3:00am
For La Clínica de la Raza, long a source of care for a diverse Oakland community, the ACA has increased the clinic's share of insured patients. But financial pressures are still a constant reality, and the problem will worsen dramatically if federal funding isn't renewed.
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February 05, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:00am
Extend your knowledge and capabilities while participating in USC Annenberg's National Health Journalism Fellowship 2015.
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February 05, 2015 | 0 comments
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:00am
One of the silver linings of the ongoing measles outbreak has been the attention it's placed on the controversial practice of vaccine exemptions. Smart, surprising coverage of Mississippi's tough policy on these exemptions shows why they matter, and how states differ.
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February 04, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 3:00am
When freelance reporter Kit Stolz began reporting on the obesity disparity between two towns in Ventura County, he found officials in one town happy to talk while those in the other where hard to get on the line. In this post, he shares some of his missteps and lessons learned along the way.
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February 03, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 3:00am
Do you use the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care in your reporting? If not, you're missing out on a great source of data on how the costs and quality of health care vary across regions. Contributor William Heisel explains how to best make use of this resource.
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February 02, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 3:00am
In some states, reimbursements are so low that doctors say they lose money when they see Medicaid patients. And that can make it harder for patients to see their doctor — a recent study found that higher rates improve access to care.
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January 29, 2015 | 1 comments
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:00am
Work for an award winning team while covering health, fitness and wellness stories for The Cut, plus more from our weekly roundup of listings.
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