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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:00am
SCPR's health care team is looking for a new Senior Reporter. Check out this week's full roundup of job opportunities.
December 09, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:00am
The U.S. is the only industrialized country without a paid family leave law. Trump has said he wants to change that. But will he?
December 08, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 3:00am
Brain researchers have found a surprising commonality in how genes are expressed in the brain: There are just 32 different patterns. The finding opens up new horizons for treatments.
December 06, 2016 | 2 comments
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:00am
A number of startups and older companies are developing new apps and services that aim to make patient check-in and gathering medical histories faster and easier.
December 05, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00am
Check out this week's roundup of the latest job openings in health journalism and media.
December 02, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:00am
With the news of President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for two big health-policy positions, we now have a few more tea leaves by which to ponder the future of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
December 01, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:00am
When it comes to addressing disorders of the brain, the medical toolkit is weak. But new mapping projects underway could gradually change our ability to treat many common brain disorders.
December 01, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:44pm
Here we check in with prominent health journalists and experts to see what sites, newsletters and social media feeds they turn to first every morning. This week, we caught up with Liza Gross, freelance health journalist and senior editor of PLOS Biology. Here are her top morning reads.
November 29, 2016 | 1 comments
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:00am
Rewarding physicians and hospitals for the value of care can dramatically improve care quality and lower costs. So why has the transition to this new model of care been so slow?
November 29, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 11:20pm

In 2011, when the U.S. Congress commissioned the Institute of Medicine Committee and opened a dialogue about the chronic pain problem, the conclusion was clear: it is undermanaged.

November 24, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:00am
New models in Britain and the U.S. take a larger view of the forces that shape people’s health. That’s because sometimes a patient needs an air conditioner more than a hospital bed.
November 22, 2016 | 1 comments
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 5:00am
The editor-in-chief of Health Affairs shares his thoughts on what a Trump presidency will mean for health care, and how reporters can cover this huge, evolving story.
November 21, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 3:00am
Republicans, with their relentless insistence on repealing and replacing the ACA, have reframed the discussion of what’s politically possible to achieve in America at the moment.
November 21, 2016 | 2 comments
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 3:00am
A new study shows the gains made in getting kids to the doctor since the turn of the millennium, and clarifies what’s at stake should public coverage programs undergo significant cutbacks.
November 18, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00am
New job openings for editors and writers, plus last few weeks to apply for the 2017 California Health Fellowship.
November 18, 2016 | 0 comments



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