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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 2:54pm

We seem to be gripped by a national state of shock at the news that Nadya Suleman, a single mother with no job and six children, was able to have eight embryos implanted in her uterus, all of which resulted in children.

March 18, 2009 | 0 comments
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 11:38am

Health care reporters know how rarely hospitals suspend a doctor's privileges. Those rights are granted and revoked by other doctors, and doctors are loathe to set a precedent by saying a botched surgery or missed diagnosis should bar a doctor for life.

That's why it was a big deal when the Reston Hospital Center in Virginia took away Dr. Bahram Tafreshi Moshiri's right to practice there in November 2001.

March 16, 2009 | 0 comments
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:10am

One would think that everything that could possibly be said about lead poisoning has been printed, broadcast and e-mailed around the globe countless times.

March 11, 2009 | 0 comments
Monday, March 9, 2009 - 10:00pm

Sometimes, all a doctor with a checkered past wants is some peace and quiet.

Dr. Paul William Anderson had a little trouble with a medical malpractice lawsuit in Nebraska. The Medical Board of Nebraska wanted the radiologist to explain why he had failed to diagnose a tumor that ended up blinding one of his patients.

March 09, 2009 | 0 comments
Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 7:35pm

Update: Dr. Gupta removed himself from the list of candidates on March 5, telling CNN's Larry King, "I think for me it really came down to a sense of timing more than anything else. This job...takes us away from our children for so many years at once, and I sort of came to grips that I'd probably be away for several years of their lives."

Dr. Sanjay Gupta appears to be the first surgeon general picked not for his public service but for his public image.

March 05, 2009 | 0 comments
Friday, February 27, 2009 - 4:20pm

When more than half of American families sampled in a recent poll say they're skimping on medical care to save money, that's a story by any measure - and one that's easy to localize. A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health policy think tank, found that Americans say they are relying on over-the-counter drugs rather than visiting a doctor, skipping dental care, skipping doses of medication to make it last longer, or not filling prescriptions at all.

February 27, 2009 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 4:35pm

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's $100 million grant to the International Partnership for Microbicides is big news for HIV prevention researchers frustrated by years of skimpy funding and scientific setbacks. The United Kingdom Department for International Development kicked in another $28.5 million.

February 26, 2009 | 0 comments
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 5:57pm

While reading New York Times health reporter Tara Parker-Pope's recent blog post about children's health care, I was struck by the comment of a doctor named Elise:

January 28, 2009 | 0 comments
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 5:48pm

SCHIP is back on the table!

Let the wrangling begin.

January 28, 2009 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 5:20pm

Journalists are using geographic information software (GIS) to map data for stories and graphics about toxic health threats, prescription medicine abuse and EMS response times. Here are more ideas for using GIS in your health reporting.

October 02, 2008 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 5:00am

How access to death certificates helped one reporter get crucial medical details right in covering the potentially preventable death of a hiker.

February 12, 2004 | 0 comments



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