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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: CNBC, WBHM and NPR are hiring

WBHM of Birmingham, Alabama, seeks an energetic reporter to tell engaging stories on-air and online about health and science.
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How ER docs could play a key role in fighting the opioid epidemic

Momentum is building to get emergency departments to play a bigger role in stemming the epidemic.
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Doctors are burning out and trite ‘wellness’ measures aren’t helping

Physician burnout is an intense, personal response to systemic problems bedeviling health care. The solution lies in restoring meaning and human connections to medicine.

Botched jobs

From harmful dust to toxic fumes, poor oversight is blamed as school repairs make the same mistakes again and again.
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'Pain is my constant companion': One Angeleno's pain diary

Over the course of a week in March, Los Angeles stand-up comic and life coach Kate Romero opened up to KPCC about the pain she feels from degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia.
Linda Tisbo, a member of the Laguna Woods Medical Cannabis Collective, cleans out her pipe on April 11, 2018.

Is pot the answer to keeping seniors in pain off opioids and other prescription drugs?

Some seniors there now say they are looking for ways to take as few prescription drugs as possible. And many are turning to cannabis as an alternative.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Join an award-winning news team

NPRs Science Desk is looking for an experienced, versatile health editor to take a leading role in our multiplatform coverage of consumer health trends, medicine, public health, biotech and health policy.

Get the story on America’s drug price problem

NYT's Katie Thomas shares how she finds and vets stories of real people stung by ever-rising drug prices, and expert panelists provide key context for rounding out coverage.


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