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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Modern Healthcare needs a new reporter

Modern Healthcare, an authoritative source for healthcare business news, is seeking a full-time, Washington, D.C.-based correspondent to cover the healthcare policy and regulatory beat.
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Health care plans for undocumented Californians may be scaled back

State lawmakers could be scaling back proposals to expand Medi-Cal coverage to all Californians after a budget subcommittee approved funding for only undocumented young adults and seniors.
Raena Granberry, shown here with her daughter, previously lost a child who was born premature.

How one reporter made an old statistic about black infant mortality new and urgent

Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die as white babies in their first year. When I heard this decades-old statistic for the first time, it me like a slap to the face.
Dr. Tolbert Small helped spread awareness and treatment of sickle cell. (Photo by Drew Costley)

How I reported on sickle cell, from the outside in

There was a lot going on in my head when I started reporting — was I the right person to write the story? I am not African American, and I did not know anyone with sickle cell.
(Photo by Ben Lowery via Creative Commons)

Should pregnant women be induced? The conventional wisdom is challenged

For as long as physicians can remember, it has been a truism that inductions of labor lead to an increased risk of cesarean delivery. That belief has now been turned on its head.
Freak out over fungus is better used as fuel for investigative reporting

Freak out over fungus is better used as fuel for investigative reporting

Instead of leaping onto the fearwagon when a bug seems to appear out of nowhere, check the science. Then consider seeking out the real infection hotspots in your community.
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Breaking down California's latest plans to go big on early childhood

California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised 2019-2020 budget proposal Thursday, setting forth an agenda that uses the state’s tax windfall to bolster early childhood programs and cut costs for struggling families.
Terry Ramon, right, talks with a young homeless woman in Indio.

Homeless in the Coachella Valley: Join us for a special evening of storytelling, solutions

Among the questions we sought to answer: How can people help those who are homeless in the Coachella Valley? How is money being spent on homeless services in the Coachella Valley? Why did Roy’s Desert Resource Center close in Palm Springs?


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