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The Center for Health Journalism invites journalists, policy thinkers and medical professionals to share their perspectives with our diverse and interdisciplinary community. Our member blog captures a range of perspectives on health, health policy and health journalism. Interested in blogging? Reach out to editor@centerforhealthjournalism.org.

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The trend towards putting responsibility for one’s health squarely on the shoulders of individuals lets the government off the hook for its part in looking after its citizens, argues sociologist Shelly Reuter.
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Everything we hear about healthcare from the GOP and Dems is a scam. In Shakespeare’s words: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”...

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Fear is what I often fight when talking about ACEs — adverse childhood experiences. It's not my fear though. It's the fear others have about all things ACEs.

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Is transforming California into a single-payer health care system a moonshot? Not according to proponents such as gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom or the California Nurses Association.
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The tragedy of the possible repeal of the Obamacare lies in the following: there is not a clear replacement plan.

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Every Texas legislator should know by now that more mothers are dying less than a year after giving birth. At least that’s what Lisa Hollier believes.

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Implementing electronic health records has been a goal of the U.S. government for years. Using information technology in health care has great potential but the whole process turned out to be very slow.

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Speedier approvals and the legalization of "off-label marketing" have drug safety activists worried.

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A series of seven suicides within California’s Yurok Tribe in 2015 prompted the tribe to declare a state of emergency. In reporting on the aftermath, reporter Ryan Burns found himself facing some big challenges.
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When it comes to stem cells and stem cell research, there has been a virulent controversy for many years. The reason is sensible when you peel back the medical terminology, because some of the stem cell research involves using unborn human embryos.

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