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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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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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On Monday the CBO published their analysis of the American Health Care Act, the Trump administration's latest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. Here's what social media had to say.
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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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The solution lies not in building more psychiatric facilities, but in providing effective treatment and supports in the least restrictive setting, says Dr. Fred Osher.
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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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Most Americans consume at least twice the recommended amount of sugar and few people who have the soda “habit” only drink one soft drink a day as recommended

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