Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:00am
Fresno County, home to nearly a million people, has some of the highest STD rates in California. The problem is urgent, but it's not an easy story to report. KVPR's Diana Aguilera tells how she was able to gain access to the communities most impacted by STD outbreaks.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 2:00am
The digital revolution has been a boon to reporting. But turning paper into digital files is not the same as making them freely available online, and major obstacles persist. The National Practitioner Data Bank offers a particularly egregious example.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 12:00am
As physicians, we can find evidence in the research literature to support or discourage almost anything. If we don't have a coherent approach to care, it's quite difficult to decide when we have sufficient evidence to change our practice.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
WNYC, the nation’s premier public radio station, is hiring a health desk associate producer and a temporary health reporter. Check out these and other job, fellowship and award opportunities in this week's roundup.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:00am
The rising prevalence of "narrow" health insurance networks has set off alarms. But do such networks keep patients from getting good care? Not necessarily. The more relevant question is whether a provider network is adequate or not.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 3:00am
What is The Des Moines Register presenting to the world as the big issue of the day in Iowa in the run up to the caucuses? Government mistrust. But this isn’t about Benghazi; this is about far more mundane things, like thwarted record requests and outrageous fees.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 3:00am
As wells ran dry in the drought-stricken Central Valley this summer, a public health crisis went less noticed. The Fresno Bee's Andrea Castillo decided to focus her reporting on East Porterville, where nearly half the town's 7,500 people have dry wells.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 3:00am
“The Raising of America” lays out the emerging science of early childhood, profiles families struggling to support their kids and make ends meet and argues for national policies that do more to support overstretched families with young children.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 2:00am
Plastic surgery has never been more popular, and is on the rise most everywhere in the world. According to a study performed by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2013, well over 23 million cosmetic surgeries were performed worldwide.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
Are you a college journalism student who enjoys holding government officials accountable, scouring public records or working with data? If so, apply to spend your summer at IRE through the Google News Lab Fellowship.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:00am
“Out-of-network” means “bad idea.” Right? Yet many patients do willingly choose out-of-network doctors for medical care, whether it's for a complex surgery or for managing their diabetes. Going out-of-network isn't for everyone, but it can have benefits for those who make a fully informed choice.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 4:00am
As the law stands now, doctors on probation have to tell hospitals and insurance companies about the fact that they are on probation. But they don’t have to tell their patients. Consumer groups argue that should change and momentum is building in support of the idea.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:50am
We're happy to announce today that we have a new name and a new look. Our program is now known as the Center for Health Journalism, which better reflects our expanded range of programs and goals.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 4:00am
A physician turns to fiction to show how demanding caring for a loved one in the period before death can be, and how difficult it is to infuse the process with dignity.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 3:00am
Can you buy health care like computers? For years, health policy gurus, employers and entrepreneurs have argued you could. But growing evidence tells us that the focus on turning patients into shoppers has real limits.