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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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“House calls go back to the origins of medicine, but in many ways I think this is the next generation,” Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS' chief medical officer, recently said. The practice is making a bit of a comeback among high-need patients.

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I am going public to reveal the astonishing truth. There is a simple way to instantly, with ease, end our nation’s health cost misery!...

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According to a survey conducted in early 2016 by ACH360, a nonprofit organization promoting health for rural communities in Ngora, Uganda, traditional beliefs associated with cancer in women are the reason why many do not seek early diagnosis and treatment.

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Sixteen percent of U.S. girls now experience breast development by the age of 7 and 30 percent by the age of 8.

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We know that pharmaceutical companies helped bring about the painkiller epidemic with deceptive marketing. But less talked about is the fact that medical writers were cogs in the machinery.

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Physicians and attorneys in Boston, Massachusetts, where the Louise Woodward trial brought shaken baby theory onto the national stage, are heading into another battle over infant shaking, as pediatricians clash with the medical examiner about the diagnosis.

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Last Thursday the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released the report that declared “accidental opioid overdose” as the cause of Prince’s death. The first rumor I heard along those lines – hours or days after his death – I felt that plunging sensation in my chest. That “Please make it not be true”

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For many young women in rural Eastern Uganda, access to clean water is just one of many obstacles barring educational achievement and an escape from generational poverty

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Doctors and patients, listen up. Starting in 2019, private insurers may hold unprecedented power in determining standards of care for Medicare patients.

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The health news media paid a lot of attention to last week's story about medical errors. But much of the resulting coverage was misleading and failed to scrutinize the underlying evidence.

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