Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:00am
Will the increasing use of consumer data in health care create new exclusions and disparities or lead to a future of better care and better health outcomes? A new report outlines the risks and promises of this brave new health care world.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 4:00am
Facebook's study on emotions ignited a flurry of criticism. But were the Facebook users involved really unsuspecting? Sacrificing a little privacy for answers to social science and health questions isn't a terrible tradeoff. Companies just need to communicate better.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 3:30am
While most of America was occupied with July 4th weekend festivities, bioethicists across the country were online discussing the possible research ethics transgressions committed by the Facebook study of "emotional contagion" through social networks.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 12:00am
There is a Health Care Reporter position open at POLITICO Pro. Plus check out this fellowship opportunity with the Association of Health Care Journalists and the National Library of Medicine.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 5:26pm
It was Felix the cat who set it off, a great black outline of the cartoon character with his name emblazoned across his chest in a bygone typography. He spoke of an L.A. from the big, big 1950’s, a mythical all the way to the top time. But for me, standing on Figueroa Blvd. in 2014 Felix set off...
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:30am
As a human rights activist, I find myself caught between a rock and a hard place concerning the recent ruling on the buffer zone legislation that demonstrators have their rights to demonstrate at or near abortion facilities.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:00am
USC Annenberg support will help journalists with ambitious projects ranging from a look at the lack of sanitation in remote Alaskan villages to an examination of the costs of Alzheimer's in Florida.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Health spending increases in the U.S. have slowed, but costs are still rising. This week's National Fellows heard from two innovative programs that are trying very different approaches to cutting costs by managing patients who are among the highest utilizers of our health care system.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 8:48am
Questions have surfaced about cronyism, pharmaceutical conflicts of interest, espousal of overmedication of children and cruelty to animals
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:11pm
This story about a congressman accepting a challenge to live healthier for 30 days and encouraging constituents to do the same came out of the blue....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:09pm
There is a saying bouncing around regional Indian country right now. It goes: When the wrong people leave your life, the right things happen. That is hitting the mark for me right now. I had left a taxing relationship and within weeks, I received my Health Fellowship. I left USC feeling a certain de
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 4:00am
For her masterful series on the irrationality of the country's health care pricing system, Elisabeth Rosenthal had to rethink reader feedback as a rich potential source of stories and subjects rather than just a zany grab bag of complaints and comments.
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:00am
We have no problem opting-in to privacy policies from iTunes or Angry Birds, and yet many express unease at the idea of hospitals using our data to intervene in our health care. Do health providers just need better incentives to get people to share?
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 3:00pm
In advance of next week's 2014 National Health Journalism Fellowship in Los Angeles, here's a preview of the wide-ranging projects this year's fellows will report out in the months to come.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 2:26pm
The on-line journal Argument & Critique has published my academic treatment of the shaken baby syndrome literature, after an editorial exchange that has clarified my understanding of the media's role in the professional debate about shaken baby syndrome and sharpened my appreciation for The Nati