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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:00am
More than 50 farmworkers were exposed to the pesticide near Bakersfield, California, last spring.
Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00am
SELF is seeking an experienced health editor with a strong background in science-based health and wellness editing to oversee news and features for the magazine.
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Friday, December 22, 2017 - 4:00am
 On Jan. 1, Californians in the state's Medicaid dental program will once again have full dental coverage. But the program's low rates mean many dentists won't see them.
December 22, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:00am
The stopgap bill approved by Congress this week will extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for a few more months. That's far from what the program's supporters were hoping for.
December 22, 2017 | 1 comments
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 3:00am
In his farewell post for the Antidote blog, veteran health care journalist Bill Heisel urges fellow journalists to adopt a posture of humility in the face of the vast, complex field that is health and health care.
December 20, 2017 | 1 comments
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:00am
"I knew that in order to make a policy story work on the airwaves, I would need to find stories of the people whose lives it would affect –– and I would need to do it fast," writes reporter Marissa Ortega-Welch.
December 19, 2017 | 0 comments
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 4:00am
The use of crowdfunding to cover medical costs has grown rapidly in recent years. The trend provides insights into gaps in health coverage, but also poses some problems health reporters should keep in mind.
December 18, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Get the latest job listings in health journalism and communications, including radio, newspaper and online editing.
December 15, 2017 | 0 comments
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:10am
A reporter set out to do a set of stories on the difficulties Merced County residents already faced in accessing care. Then, eight health clinics serving Medicaid patients in the county closed.
December 13, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:00am
The newly announced Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund will provide reporting grants of up to $10,000 news outlets, news collaboratives or individual reporters to undertake investigative or explanatory health reporting projects in California.
December 12, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 3:00am
A psychiatrist who has studied migrant and refugee children around the world points to one powerful protective factor against tremendous adversity — social connections.
December 12, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:23am
Experts increasingly point to the high cost of care in America — not necessarily the overuse of care — as the chronic illness of the U.S. system. Here's one model for reporting on the story in your local market.
December 08, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:00am is looking for a temporary health writer/editor to identify, write, and produce health stories with national interest.
December 08, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:00am
"The community engagement process pushed me out of my reporting comfort zone, and not only led to new sources but strengthened the relationships I had with previous sources," writes Fresno Bee reporter Mackenzie Mays.
December 07, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:00am
Community clinics in Los Angeles know they have to find new ways to get at the social factors that ultimately shape health if they're going to make a real difference in their patients' lives.
December 05, 2017 | 1 comments



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