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Veteran health journalist Barbara Feder Ostrov blogs about all things health journalism-related, in particular providing tips for reporters covering health policy, health reform, public health, community health, local health issues, access to care, health insurance, SCHIP, Medicaid and Medicare.

News you can (and should) use: our curated daily collection of ideas and resources for your work, plus some fun stuff.

Doctor-blogger Jan Gurley writes about practicing medicine on the margins of society, and what we can learn from it.

Five need-to-know stories each day for your professional life, smartly curated.

Reporting on Health will be sharing perspectives on the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.

This blog builds on the Reporting on Health Collaborative's "Just One Breath" Valley Fever reporting project, which was launched in September 2012 in several California newspapers, online news services, public radio and at ReportingonHealth.org.

Harvesting Health explores health issues in rural, immigrant and underserved communities.

Author and Journalism Linda Marsa writes about how rising temperatures, higher C02 levels and the corresponding changes in ecosystems can have a serious effect on our health.

In our Living in the Shadows series, news organizations from around the country joined together to bring to light the interplay between immigration status and health. We will show where health systems fail some of the most vulnerable and highlight effective solutions to common conditions.

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