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Overtreatment can pose a huge harm to patients, with the complications worse than the original problem at times. Consider arthroscopic surgery for knee pain.
Data journalist Leonardo Castaneda offers reporters a detailed tutorial on how to analyze — and then map — data from any county's medical examiner's office on opioid-related deaths.
Data allowed reporter Kathleen McGrory to show gun accidents involving children were a growing problem in Florida. But it was the story of one family that really made the difference.
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U.S. spending on health care alone is large enough to make it the world's fifth largest economy. A more thoughtful, evidence-driven approach to delivering care could curb such staggering statistics.
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Can you imagine a lawyer stopping in the middle of a divorce deposition to type up everything that was just said? Why then do we ask doctors to do such rote tasks?
Journalists have heard it a million times: use multiple sources. But as William Heisel explains, that means more than conducting a bunch of interviews and filling up notebooks.
California and Michigan offer real-world laboratories for state policies that clamp down on vaccine exemptions, and the early results are very encouraging.
“What you’re hearing is that the pain killer problem has turned into a heroin problem,” Dr. Andrew Kolodny said. “That makes for a good story, but that isn’t really what’s going on.”
Partners In Health (PIH) is looking for a new Writer/Editor who is committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. Plus, don't forget about these approaching fellowship deadlines.
The historic defeat sent a signal to politicians that everyone needs health coverage, comprehensive benefits, and sick people can’t be left out.