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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Inside Washington Publishers, mindbodygreen,

Check out this week's full roundup of job opportunities in print and online.
Tonda Thompson holds her newborn son, Jehlani Rashid, at her home in Milwaukee on April 14, 2017.

Milwaukee's infant mortality numbers improve but the racial disparity is still wide

This article was produced as a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism's 2016 National Fellowship.
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Conflicts of interest in health care journalism. Who’s watching the watchdogs?

"I don’t think we talk often enough about why it matters if health care industry entities are allowed to advertise within, or sponsor, health care journalism content," writes HealthNewsReview's Gary Schwitzer.
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Island of Doubt: What to do when the lie becomes the story

When it turns out a source has been lying to you about a central theme of a story you care deeply about, it can be agonizing to have to own up to that fact.

Why are colon and rectal cancer rates increasing among young adults?

There has been a sharp increase in colorectal cancers among Americans under the age of 55, a new study conducted by the American Cancer Society has shown.
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The danger of urban ‘heat islands’

If heat is the enemy, Marcela Herrera thought she was ready for battle last summer at her family’s north Los Angeles apartment.
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Q&A: Covered California’s Dr. Lance Lang on the state’s high C-section rates, and what’s being done to curb them

California has been particuarly aggressive in its data-driven effort to curb high C-section rates at hospitals throughout the state. The results from early pilot projects have been promising.
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What would a good-faith bipartisan conversation on health reform look like? Here’s a start.

Genuine conversation between Americans with different political views has become a rare commodity these days. We sought to buck that trend by asking two Americans with different political philosophies to discuss their views.


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