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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9:04am

ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein took to Twitter this week to challenge Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after he suggested that people get quarterly blood work, if they can afford it. It's not smart medically, Ornstein argued.

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April 03, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:00am

Dan Markingson suffered from schizophrenia and killed himself in May 2004 while taking part in a clinical trial for an antipsychotic drug made by AstraZeneca. The evolving case continues to highlight problems of research oversight at the university and state levels.

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April 03, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 4:00am

New research from Berkeley economist Ben Handle finds that one company's health care spending dropped 17 percent after switching to high-deductible plans. The research gives new insight into how people's health care habits change when the incentives shift.

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April 03, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:00am

Crain’s New York Business is looking for a full-time data-savvy health care business journalist to join a team. Plus, check out this week's openings at The Coveteur, Health.com and The Desert Sun.

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April 02, 2015 | 0 comments
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 5:00am

A new study out this week from researchers at UC San Francisco suggests that a mutated form of enterovirus D68 is strongly linked to at least some cases of polio-like limb paralysis. But only a small subset of affected children are affected, for reasons that aren't entirely clear.

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April 01, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:00pm

High blood pressure kills more people every year than smoking, obesity, and alcohol. And, according to a new study by CDC researchers, it’s getting worse. The study relied on an essential source of public health information all reporters should know about.

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March 31, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:00am

Radio reporter Veronica Zaragovia of KUT in Austin focused her reporting series on the rollout of the ACA in Texas, especially some of its unanticipated effects. Here she reflects on a few of the lessons she learned along the way.

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March 31, 2015 | 0 comments
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:00am

When reporter S.E. Ruckman set out to tell the story of how the ACA rollout was faring among Native American communities, she found little help and few resources. But she pushed forward, and found value in persistence and serendipitous connections.

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March 29, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 4:00am

Are you making good use of hospital and nursing home inspection records in your reporting? If not, a few key database resources can help get you started. A review of several years can show patterns of medication errors, nursing lapses, or may highlight a horrific case.

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March 27, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:00pm

Tomorrow evening, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will be celebrating its distinguished journalists of the year, and we're honored to be receiving a nod from SPJ for Reporting on Health.

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March 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:59pm

After 30 years of occasional, isolated coverage, both the national and the local media are starting to take a serious look at the debate about shaken baby theory—even as the accusations and convictions continue....

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March 26, 2015 | 1 comments
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:00am

As the media takes stock of the ACA on its five-year anniversary this week, the White House on Wednesday announced a new network of more than 2,800 health care leaders tasked with leading the nation towards a more efficient, less costly model of paying for care.

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March 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:00am

All applications for USC Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowship are due by April 1. The fellowship this year will focus on vulnerable children and their families, as well as the community conditions that affect their prospects for health.

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March 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:15pm

At The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, we believe in the power of engagement to advance journalism. In fact, we could be accused of being evangelists on the topic.

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March 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 5:55pm

"Sure, I knew hundreds of residents died in homicides or were hurt and even disabled during assaults,” said McDaniels. "But I wondered if there was something deeper going on that needed to be explored.”

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March 24, 2015 | 0 comments

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