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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:00am
BuzzFeed News is looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic, and organized editor to lead a team of writers focused on health. Also check out these reporter openings at Doctorpedia and USA Today.
May 16, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:00am
I still can remember that defensive feeling that welled up in me when my editor doubted me. He wanted to know how I knew my subject's claim of having served in Vietnam was true.
May 12, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Are you a graduate student who is interested in making a positive impact on the Type 2 Diabetes community? If so, apply for the The Healthline Stronger Scholarship Program.
May 12, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:31pm
Last week, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act. We've asked journalists, nonprofit leaders, and health care practitioners to share what they’re hearing from people in their cities and states.
May 09, 2017 | 1 comments
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00am
The only way to insure everyone at a reasonable cost is to make sure everyone — healthy and sick — is in the risk pool together. The House GOP plan won't achieve that goal.
May 05, 2017 | 2 comments
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:00am
It's tempting to read this week's news in political terms — Trump guts another Obama policy — but the actual changes are exceedingly modest.
May 04, 2017 | 1 comments
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:00am
States such as Kentucky and Arizona are seeking to change how their Medicaid programs work through new policies that include work requirements, enrollment lockouts and increased cost sharing.
May 03, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
During last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! the late night host told the emotional story of his newborn son Billy, linking the story to the current debate on pre-existing conditions in Congress.
May 02, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Capital Public Radio and RI Public Radio are searching for new health reporters to join their growing teams.
May 02, 2017 | 0 comments
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:27am

In 1964 healthcare was one-third the cost of an average family’s housing and utility bills. Today, healthcare is equal to housing and utility bills.

May 01, 2017 | 80 comments
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:00am
People want to sound like the most interesting version of themselves. That's why reporters should be skeptical of a source's self-proclaimed job description.
April 28, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:00am
In reviewing the series that I wrote for the USC Annenberg School of Journalism School of Health Journalism, it is critical to remember that it was penned during a very different political climate than the one we are currently facing in the United States. When the piece began, the Obama administrati
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:00am
Overtreatment can pose a huge harm to patients, with the complications worse than the original problem at times. Consider arthroscopic surgery for knee pain.
April 24, 2017 | 3 comments
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 4:00am
U.S. spending on health care alone is large enough to make it the world's fifth largest economy. A more thoughtful, evidence-driven approach to delivering care could curb such staggering statistics.
April 21, 2017 | 1 comments
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:34pm
Check out health reporter positions at The Herald News, Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Connecticut Mirror.
April 20, 2017 | 0 comments



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