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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 1:17pm
Twenty-some years ago, my kids tested with high lead levels. My partner and I were shocked and horrified. What caused this?
February 10, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:00am
One way to present more culturally-balanced stories is to create more diverse newsrooms. But we still need to get better at talking to people in communities that aren’t our own. Here are some tips on how to do that.
February 09, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:00am
If you have a story that needs to be told, don't wait for a huge attachment to show up in your inbox. Hunt for the data that will help you tell your story. And keep in mind that a data expert can be an invaluable guide along the way.
February 08, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:34am
Linda Rizzo, a 58-year-old retiree, had been undergoing four years of dental treatment with Dr. Kay for which she had paid $36,000. Post its completion, she filed a lawsuit against the dentist claiming that he had inserted upper and lower bridges that did not fit, which had ultimately resulted in pe
February 08, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
Capital Public Radio needs a new health care reporter in Sacramento, plus, be sure to check out this week's roundup of fellowships and awards.
February 05, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:00am
With the third open enrollment period closing last Sunday and predictions suggesting fewer sign-ups than expected, it’s time to be clear about why it’s so difficult to get the remaining holdouts insured.
February 04, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 3:00am
Have we incentivized electronic checkboxes at the expense of more deliberate, thoughtful ways of practicing medicine? Dr. Monya De suggests that today's focus on efficiency and technology leaves little time for actual doctoring.
February 02, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 12:46am
Another convicted child care provider has won a new trial with the argument that medical thinking about shaken baby syndrome has changed.
February 01, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:33pm
Bloomberg Media is looking for a consumer health reporter to join the editorial team at its flagship online publication.
January 28, 2016 | 0 comments
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:00am
Zika virus has been generating a lot of news lately. But the reports haven't always been accurate. Dr. Seema Yasmin offers a quick primer and dispels a couple of myths for reporters filing stories on the epidemic as it spreads through the Americas.
January 27, 2016 | 4 comments
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 4:00am
This week brought news of a compromise in the battle over new school lunch standards. It comes quick on the heels of new research that questions critics' claims of tossed food and lost revenues.
January 22, 2016 | 1 comments
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 12:00am needs a health editor. Plus, check out open positions at, WHHY and Industry Drive.
January 22, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:00am
A study looking at births in Britain finds home-births safer, while another U.S. study finds babies born at home face higher risk of death. It turns out having ways to get moms to the hospital quickly when complications arise might be the most important variable.
January 19, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 3:00am
We thought we knew the main reasons why doctors perform too many C-sections in the U.S. But a recently reported study points to another cause: Doctors are often wrong in predicting babies' weight, and that can lead to unnecessary cesareans.
January 15, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:59pm
Application's for the 2016 California Health Journalism Fellowship are due today. Plus check out these job openings at The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Crain's New York Business.
January 14, 2016 | 0 comments



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