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A leading researcher on the ways in which doctors talk to parents about vaccines has a new suggestion for how we might boost immunization rates. Drawing on the theory of nudges, Dr. Douglas Opel suggests parents should have to "opt-out" of vaccinating their kids rather than "opt-in."

Tips for following the money trail of vaccine exemption legislation in your state.

Reporters sometimes treat medicine as if newer is always better. It's not. Here's how to accurately report on the potential harms of a new treatment.

West Virginia is among the top five states on just about every national chronic disease list. Journalist Kate Long investigates what's behind the state's poor showing.

Falsified nursing home records, the links between animal and human health, and a faltering whooping cough vaccine, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

No whooping cough booster shot, no school, Medicaid woes and more from our Daily Briefing.

A vaccine success story, making money of Medicare patients, cholera on the rise in Haiti and more from our Daily Briefing.

In July, I wrote about a “jaw-dropping” press release about California’s astonishing rise in whooping cough cases.

The email press release I just received on an new epidemic of whooping cough in California is a jaw-dropper:

The state is on pace to suffer the most illnesses and deaths due to pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in 50 years.

We continue our 5-part series on the high cost of health care in America.

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2015 National Fellow Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times and two colleagues, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner, received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting for LaForgia's Fellowship Project, "Failure Factories." 

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