Skip to main content.

Loma Linda: In Proudly Healthy Town, A Pushback Against McDonald's

Loma Linda: In Proudly Healthy Town, A Pushback Against McDonald's

Picture of Barbara Feder Ostrov


mcdonald's, loma linda, reporting on health, health journalism

McDonald's:

In California, Loma Linda residents, many of them Seventh-Day Adventists who are vegetarian and shun alcohol and tobacco, are pushing back against a proposal for McDonald's to move into town, Phil Willon reports for the Los Angeles Times.

Hospitals, Upscale: Butlers? Really? Hospitals are increasingly catering to wealthy patients, many of them international, with spa-like amenities, butlers and fancy linens, Nina Bernstein reports for the New York Times.

Depression: Low serotonin levels, once thought to be the major cause of depression, is only part of what causes depression, and researchers are still searching for answers, Alix Spiegel reports for NPR.

Secondhand Smoke: Condominium owners are increasingly pushing back against secondhand smoke in their buildings, sometimes suing to prevent condo owners from smoking indoors, Ellen Ryan reports for the Washington Post.

Breaking Ties: Catholic Healthcare West, one of the nation's largest hospital chains, is severing its ties with the Catholic church and changing its name to avoid restrictions on reproductive health services that are hampering the chain's expansions, Jordan Rau reports for Kaiser Health News.

Want more from Reporting on Health? Join us, sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Check out our Tumblr, too!

Photo credit: theimpulsivebuy via Flickr

Leave A Comment

Announcements

The engagement editor's mission: to advance the work of our California media partners, furthering public knowledge, storytelling, engagement and connection around community health and health policy issues in diverse communities. The ideal candidate will have both journalism and community engagement experience. Go to this link to apply.

The March 24 deadline for applying for our  all-expenses-paid 2017 National Fellowship is coming up quickly! The Felllowship offers five days of intensive workshops, field trips and discussions, along with $2,000-$12,000 grants for reporting and community engagement and six months of mentoring.  Click here for details. 

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

Anna Romano has shared a blog post

Read it.

Elena Kondracki joined the community

Connect with Elena Kondracki

Kristine Hoang joined the community

Connect with Kristine Hoang

Robert Moran joined the community

Connect with Robert Moran

Perla Trevizo joined the community

Connect with Perla Trevizo
More Member Activities

Follow Us

Facebook


Twitter

CHJ Icon
ReportingHealth