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Craig Kohlruss, The Fresno Bee

Fresno County’s health care fund for the uninsured goes largely unspent

Four years after Fresno County leaders earmarked nearly $6 million to meet the health care needs of poor residents, only a fraction of the money has been spent.
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Hospital ads for the latest novelty treatment tell patients nothing about what matters

In New York City, where I live, the ads have reached a new level of silliness. You'll hear plenty about CyberKnives and cancer miracles, and nothing about the number of nurses on the night shift.
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How do you investigate the story in a world grown hostile to traditional journalism?

How you conduct yourself in reporting a health investigation — or even a basic health beat story — is now fair game on social media, on talk shows, and everywhere else.
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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.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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.

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