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What if Ryan's Medicaid Cuts were Already in Effect?

In today's Daily Briefing, we are looking at the effects of proposed budget cuts, the hurdles for mobile apps and foreign doctors, and the pay of mental health professionals. What are you reading? Share in comments.

100 Years of Stamping Out STDs

San Francisco's City Clinic has been dishing out frank talk about sex for 100 years. The shocking thing is not how much things have changed, but how much they haven't.

Journalism stars come out for AHCJ Health Journalism 2011 conference in Philadelphia

It makes for a sad spring when I can’t attend the annual Association of Health Care Journalists conference.

Doctors: No Painkillers Until You Sign Our Pain Contract

Why are doctors asking patients to sign a contract before prescribing painkillers? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

The False Claims Act: Go court hopping when shopping for fraud stories

Fishing for a health fraud lawsuit under the False Claims Act can be complicated if you just have a suspicion that something funny is going on. Here are some tips for finding these cases in your state.

Finally, Some Good News About Whooping Cough

Some good news (finally!) about whooping cough, and a hospital mystery: why was a California hospital named as one of the nation's best when it's being investigated for patient safety problems? 

A personal story about PTSD and traumatic brain injury after war

Today in the Daily Briefing we're reading about conflicts of interest, Google Health and wars that don't end at home.

Geraldine Ferraro: Her physician's hero

A selection from the weekend, long and short reads, and a video in today's Daily Briefing.

Reports of criminals in nursing homes beg for perspective

The new report about the criminal histories of nursing home workers from the Office of Inspector General for Department of Health and Human Services has prompted many bold statements. What has been missing from all the alarmist analyses of this report are a few key facts and a sense of perspective.


Radiation From Japan Detected in California, But No Health Risks, Experts Say

Japan's radiation may have reached California shores, but experts say your health won't be affected. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.



We've opened recruitment for our all-expenses-paid 2016 California Health Journalism Fellowship, to be held in Los Angeles March 6-10, 2016. Apply now for a $1,000 reporting grant and five days of information-packed seminars, workshops and field trips on California's health care challenges. Click here for details.

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