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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:00am
This week: WNYC-FM needs a new health reporter. Also highlighted are opportunities at University of Pennsylvania, Yahoo! Health and HuffPost Healthy Living.
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December 04, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:00am
With millions of their patients newly insured because of health care reform, community health centers, once viewed as providers of last resort, are remaking themselves as providers of choice.
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December 04, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:00am
There's been growing awareness in recent years that our social and physical environment influences obesity rates. Now researchers say they have further evidence to support the idea that secondhand smoke and roadway pollution add to BMI increases and obesity.
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December 03, 2014 | 2 comments
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:00am
An ocean view and a smoothie bar do not have any bearing on the quality of health care being delivered by doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a simple way to compare hospitals?
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December 02, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 3:00am
Sonoma County is famous as a foodie capital and for its beautiful stretches of open space and parks. But it's also home to some stark health disparities, with rates of obesity and diabetes in towns such as Roseland much higher than elsewhere. Telling that story was the challenge before me.
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December 01, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 8:24am
It has been 17 years since direct-to-consumer advertising was permitted in the U.S.--and the results were almost immediately apparent. As soon as people began viewing "ask your doctor" ads, they realized they weren’t as healthy as they thought.
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November 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:00am
HuffPost Healthy Living is looking for a new Senior Editor in NYC. Also, don't forget, if you're a resident of California the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship applications are due Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
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November 27, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 3:00am
A man walks down a crowded street loaded with the potential to destroy hundreds of lives. He’s not wearing a bomb — he’s carrying a mutation in his genes that can cause the heart to beat out of rhythm and stop. Worse, no one can seem to track him down.
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November 26, 2014 | 1 comments
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:00am
The deadline clock is ticking and suddenly you have to cover a new study on a foreign topic by unknown researchers. What do you do? Check out what PubMed has to offer for starters. The vast repository of peer-reviewed research is an essential reporting tool.
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November 25, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:00am
As the number of California Medicaid enrollees signing up for coverage has grown, the number of doctors hasn't always been able to meet the demand for care. The problem has been especially acute among Chinese-Americans, many of whom struggle to find physicians willing to see them.
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November 24, 2014
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 1:00am
A massive new cohort study was supposed to help researchers and policy makers better understand how environmental factors shape children's health into adulthood. But delays, leadership changes and soaring costs have put the study's future in jeopardy.
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November 21, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:00am
With Obamacare's second season of open enrollment underway, advocates remain focused on signing up the remaining uninsured. In California, the uninsured rate is projected to drop to 6 percent by 2019. But getting it much lower will require creative new strategies.
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November 20, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:00am
Check out this week's roundup of job and fellowship opportunities: Foxnews.com is looking for a web video producer/writer for their health section. Gannett is seeking a health reporter. And for California journalists, don't forget to apply for the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship.
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November 20, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00am
The health beat is so rich with documents, data and smart people that it can be hard to sort through it all under deadline pressure. But if you look in the right places, you can quickly report intelligent stories that cut through the noise and get noticed.
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November 17, 2014 | 0 comments
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:59am
To many, it is an unseen problem. People denied mental health services who end up homeless or incarcerated as criminals.
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November 15, 2014 | 0 comments

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