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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 3:00am
Banks tend to be very good at alerting you to potential credit card fraud. Can drug tracking programs do as good a job at flagging risky prescription scenarios?
February 07, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00am
USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism is looking for an Engagement Editor to join the team, plus check out new health editor and writer positions around the country.
February 03, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 3:00am
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.
February 02, 2017 | 0 comments
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:29am

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.

February 01, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 3:00am
After their daughter ended up with Tay-Sachs disease due to a lack of genetic screening, two fathers started pushing for change. They ended up creating the world’s largest funding organization for Tay-Sachs research.
January 27, 2017 | 2 comments
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Check out this week's roundup of publications and health organizations recruiting journalism and writing professionals to join their teams.
January 27, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:00am
Speakers Joseph Antos of the American Enterprise Institute, MIT's Jonathan Gruber, and Politico health care reporter Jennifer Haberkorn help us sort through the massive changes on the health reform horizon.
January 26, 2017 | 1 comments
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:00am
When it comes to vaccines, the ongoing struggle against unsubstantiated fringe theories can eclipse other valid concerns about the frequency and type of vaccines doctors prescribe.
January 26, 2017 | 3 comments
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:01pm
Like many middle-class Americans who do not qualify for ACA subsidies, Mike Pirner saw his health expenses rise under the law, causing him to forestall seeking care.
January 25, 2017 | 1 comments
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:00am
For many with pre-existing conditions, the prospect of an ACA repeal evokes fear of a return to high-risk pools. This is one in a series of four perspectives on the impact of Obamacare.
January 25, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
The number of babies born with opioids in their system has risen dramatically in recent years. That's particularly worrying in light of new research that found such children perform significantly worse in school than their peers.
January 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 3:00am
Amid talk of ACA repeal, the signs suggest that the new Congress and president will diminish the emphasis on value-based health care. Here's what reporters should keep in mind.
January 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:58pm

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

January 23, 2017 | 2 comments
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Take a look at this week's roundup of job openings across the country that includes job openings at, The News Journal and UC Merced.
January 20, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 3:00am
After Reynolds' death, the media gathered around the idea of “broken heart syndrome.” Who called up neurologists to ask how to recognize or prevent a stroke? Practically no one.
January 19, 2017 | 0 comments



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