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Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:00am
When it comes to local communities, zip codes are rarely a good way to look for geographic differences, and can cloud whatever relationships a researcher might be looking for. Consider what happened in Flint.
January 29, 2018 | 0 comments
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 4:00am
For many doctors, electronic medical record systems are a soul-killing daily exercise in frustration. Can Google's speech recognition powers solve the problem and improve the patient experience?
January 26, 2018 | 3 comments
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The deadline for the Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund is in less than three weeks, plus check out these health reporting and editing jobs available across the country.
January 26, 2018 | 0 comments
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:00am
New research finds that among very preterm babies, where they are born matters greatly. And black and Hispanic mothers are more likely to deliver at hospitals with worse outcomes.
January 25, 2018 | 1 comments
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:08pm
Times-Picayune reporter Jonathan Bullington offers a behind-the-scenes look at his reporting with colleague Richard Webster on the trauma experienced by kids growing up in New Orleans' "Triangle of Death."
January 23, 2018 | 0 comments
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:00am
After the state expanded Medicaid under the ACA, Washington state health officials noticed that people who were focused on survival were letting their health needs fall by the wayside.
January 23, 2018 | 0 comments
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:00am
With our new blog “The Health Divide,” our aim is to inspire conversations and help journalists portray how larger forces outside of the doctor’s office can shape community health.
January 22, 2018 | 2 comments
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 3:00am
Reveal’s Byard Duncan shares some tips from his recent investigation into the spike in foster care placements in states hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
January 19, 2018 | 0 comments
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00am
NPR’s Science Desk is looking for an experienced, versatile health editor to take a leading role in our multi-platform coverage of consumer health trends, medicine, public health, biotech and health policy.
January 19, 2018 | 0 comments
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:11pm

In a recent New York Times magazine piece, and in her new book, An American Sickness, Elisabeth Rosenthal tells the story of Wanda Wickizer, who in 2013, while uninsured, experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage. After treatment at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Wickizer was billed $285,507

January 17, 2018 | 0 comments
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:00am
New research from RAND finds LA's program to get people off the street and into permanent, supportive housing led to fewer heath visits and a net savings for the county.
January 17, 2018 | 0 comments
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:00am
"The reality is that many medical students, residents and trainee physicians are illiterate in the basics of public health and health policy," says Dr. Rusha Modi.
January 16, 2018 | 1 comments
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Apply for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s new Impact Fund for a chance to receive a reporting grant to support health projects.
January 12, 2018 | 0 comments
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 2:31pm

Review: Mental Health, Inc. exposes how various entities - from indifferent professional associations and pharmaceutical-subsidized patient advocacy groups to government regulators - enable Pharma's worst excesses.

January 06, 2018 | 0 comments
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 6:55am

On vacation in Nashville, I talked to someone from Canada, and she said she couldn't get her head wrapped around the fact that we don't have universal health insurance in this country. Why is this so difficult, politically?

January 05, 2018 | 1 comments



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