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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:00am
There's been little serious talk about how to bend the health care cost curve in the GOP health reform debate. That means administrative costs and costly coding wars continue to fly under the radar.
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June 08, 2017 | 3 comments
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:00am
While the country's demographics signal a rapidly growing number of seniors, geriatricians are in short supply. Many hospitals don't even have a geriatrician on call to consult on tricky medical decisions or prescribing plans.
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June 06, 2017 | 3 comments
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 4:00am
When you start combing through the medical records, it can get messy. You'll want to walk through the records with the patient or their family to resolve discrepancies and questions.
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June 05, 2017 | 1 comments
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4:00am
Boston-based nonprofit EMPath combines personal mentoring with brain science to equip low-income families with tools to deal with the economic and social stress that comes with poverty.
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June 02, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Tech Times is looking for social media-savvy health reporters to join their fast growing team. Plus, other openings in online media at FDANews, The Record and NorthJersey.com.
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June 02, 2017 | 0 comments
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:00am
The American Health Care Act would allow states to charge older adults up to five times more than young people, resulting in much higher premiums for those in their early sixties. Critics call it an "age tax."
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May 31, 2017 | 3 comments
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:00am
As drug manufacturers launch a $100 million campaign in a bid to shift the blame over soaring drug prices, how might reporters best cover this urgent issue?
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May 30, 2017 | 2 comments
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Join the Center for Health Journalism's webinar on June 7th to discuss the ways in which GOP plans may impact the health exchange markets.and hear advice for reporters covering this story in their region.
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May 26, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:45pm

As drug prices continue to rise, one in four Americans cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. It's a problem that is growing and warrants a closer look at some of the key drivers and possible solutions.

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May 25, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:35pm
The budget's proposed changes to the Children's Health Insurance Program are dramatic and provoked a waive of despair from children's health advocates this week.
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May 25, 2017 | 0 comments
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00am
Here’s the first question you should ask when someone contacts you with a tip about something amiss with a patient’s care: “Can you get access to the medical records?”
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May 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:00am
History offers us some basic lessons on how well high-risk pools work for insuring sicker enrollees, with preexisting conditions. Their track record is hardly encouraging.
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May 22, 2017 | 1 comments
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Daily Meal team is looking for a powerhouse editor to run the Healthy Eating channel, while KQED needs a Senior Editor to assist in news reporting, features and podcasts.
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May 19, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00am
Parents of undocumented children who qualify for California’s Medicaid program have asked to be unenrolled or have their information scrubbed from databases.
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May 18, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00am
How do you cover issues of transgender health with sensitivity and thoughtfulness? Journalist Keren Landman explains how she got up to speed as she first approached the beat.
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May 16, 2017 | 0 comments

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