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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:00am
Researchers published a study this week that describes an uptick in reports of playground brain injuries. Although the increase was negligible, much of the media coverage failed to put the risks in context.
May 05, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:00am
While innovation will spur many changes in health care, current trends may also create unwelcome developments. Dr. Monya De offers her first five of 10 predictions on what medicine will look like in the decades to come.
May 03, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:00am
Thoughtful comparisons can make all the difference for your audience. For example, the threat of Ebola in the U.S. seems scary until you compare it to drunk drivers, who killed 12,000 in the U.S. in 2014. Ebola killed two.
May 02, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:00am
There has been a bevy of headlines on child obesity this week, triggered by a new study casting doubt on earlier reports of drops in early childhood obesity rates. But real story is rather more complicated than the headlines suggest.
April 29, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
The CNN Health team is looking for a writer who will cover the most pressing or interesting health, wellness and medical stories of the day, while 89.3 WFPL News needs an experience health journalist for their team in Louisville.
April 29, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 4:00am
Victims of the Affordable Care Act's "family glitch" include the Devors family of Salem, Ill., who now find themselves caught in a dire health crisis, without adequate coverage.
April 28, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:00am
A University of Iowa study found MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in 70 percent of hogs on farms studied and in 64 percent of workers; resistant bacteria were found on an unopened soft drink can in a car following a poultry truck.
April 26, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:00am
The funds came after an August 2015 series in The Arizona Republic showed that Latino and Native American children were being disproportionately killed and injured in vehicle accidents across Arizona.
April 25, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:00am
Do patient satisfaction scores encourage doctors to deliver better care — or do they lure them into gaming the system? A recent study looked at the link between patient experiences and health care outcomes.
April 25, 2016 | 0 comments
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 12:00am
In June of 2011, I was taking care of annual appointments, and I was getting the exams that I had been postponing because of more pressing health issues. That June, I was scheduled to have a routine thyroid ultrasound for my annual follow up of thyroid nodules.
April 23, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:18am
California has the worst air in the nation. Yet in the Los Angeles region, home to some of the country’s foulest air, kids are now breathing considerably easier. Wait — how does that work?
April 22, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:00am
Sure, data from that bold new health study sounds amazing. But keep these five tips in mind before writing about it and you'll steer clear of some major reporting sinkholes.
April 22, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:21am
Take a look at this week's new listings for newspaper, online and magazine positions iat U.S. News & World Report, O Magazine and The Huffington Post.
April 22, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 4:00am
The tragedy in Flint continues to fill headlines. But nearly every community is at risk from some form of lead contamination. In our webinar this week, veteran reporters and experts offered journalists fresh ideas for covering such stories.
April 21, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 4:00am
The harm from misleading media messages about health care is very real. But by putting a human face and voice to these harms, we can begin to correct some of these wrongs, explains's Gary Schwitzer.
April 19, 2016 | 1 comments



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