Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:00am
A recent California survey found that even the highest-rated provider group received only a C+ rating from its patients. Does this reveal deep flaws in the way care is delivered or have patients come to expect too much from health care providers?
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 2:50pm
Health-oriented products take the main stage this week at the Consumer Electronics Show. The show's Digital Health Summit at the CES took over its own event arena this year, showcasing an array of futuristic health technology.
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:00am
Health care providers aren't perfect. None of us are. But in a recent report on patient experiences, California physician groups were assigned a rating on a scale of 0 to 100. Not one group managed to score in the 80s or 90s. What's going on here?
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 8:56pm
How do you make sense of a decision made by key players outside your coverage area that affects your community like a punch in the gut?
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
New research links the presence of smartphones and screens in kids' bedrooms to less sleep in fourth- and seventh-graders. And less sleep can be a risk factor for obesity, poorer school performance and other health problems. But kids getting less sleep is not a new trend.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 3:00am
As a federal "funding bump" expires, the payments California doctors receive for seeing Medicaid patients are dramatically decreasing. At the same time, the state is imposing a 10 percent fee cut that was approved in 2011 but is just now taking effect.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:00am
Project HOPE is looking to fill a position focusing on Health Affairs Blog and Health Policy Briefs. Also, the Institute for Justice & Journalism is accepting applications for the Journalism Fellowships on Immigrant Families.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 3:00am
Three high-profile deaths that occurred over the past year are worth noting as reminders of the larger topics that should be top of mind for health writers.
Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:38am
A turning point in the nation’s love affair with the sun came in 1997 when it was revealed that the suntans on the cast of the TV show Baywatch, which ran from 1989 to 2001, were faux. ”We actually use sunless tanning lotion with a body stain,” Baywatch makeup artist JoAnna Connell told the press.
Friday, January 2, 2015 - 3:00am
A good friend of mine recently underwent a significant surgery. Several weeks out, he was still experiencing some negative side effects. When he asked the surgeon about it, he didn’t get much more than a blank stare.
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Get the latest job listings in health journalism and communications, including newspaper beats, digital reporting, science journals and online editing.
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 3:00am
Contributing editor William Heisel shares a few of his favorite health stories from the past year in the second of two posts.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 3:00am
As the calendar winds to a close, it’s worth taking a quick look back at some of the research from the past year that enlarged our understanding of the ways in which early childhood exerts an enduring influence on lifelong health.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 7:53am
Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been called "The Conscience of Psychiatry" for his efforts to reform the mental health field. Breggin is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health.
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 4:00am
Contributing editor William Heisel shares a few of his favorite health stories from the past year in the first of two posts.