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December 23, 2009 | 0 comments

A few recent stories on how health reform might affect Californians are worth your time: The Los Angeles Times' Lisa Girion's  Dec. 18... more

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December 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Antidote started as a way to share innovative investigative ideas in health reporting, in part by highlighting reporters who have done an exceptional job digging for great stories.... more

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December 18, 2009 | 0 comments

On Thursday, Bay Area News Group (Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, etc.) hosted a live online chat with Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General, and Rich Hamburg, deputy director of... more

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December 18, 2009 | 0 comments

The American Society of Anesthesiologists wants to change the way people think about pain medicine, both to promote the idea that anesthesiologists are not just experts in the surgical suite and... more

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December 17, 2009 | 1 comments

Robert Steinback is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Miami Herald columnist who was laid off in 2008. His COBRA health insurance ends in January, and, because he has diabetes, no... more

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December 17, 2009 | 0 comments

C'mon, Times, it's not like you're some kind of penny-ante operation. You've got at least modest resources, you know like the internet and telephones to call up experts. Right?

I don't know... more

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December 16, 2009 | 0 comments

While reporting for a four-part series on the wide gap in life expectancies and disease rates between people in nearby neighborhoods – due to drastically different conditions and social status – I... more

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December 16, 2009 | 0 comments

Dr. Scott Takasugi finally ran out of excuses.

The Sacramento plastic surgeon was accused of molesting his patients, some of whom were as young as 12.

His patients said that they... more

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December 15, 2009 | 0 comments

Don’t spit out your fruitcake, but are the ingredients in it safe? A couple of recent federal auditor reports suggest that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to step up its efforts to... more

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December 14, 2009 | 0 comments

Deadlines to apply for workshops at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting are approaching.

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December 14, 2009 | 0 comments

It’s safe to say that most health writers pay attention when Tracy Weber and Charlie Ornstein publish something.

They have been called the Woodward and Bernstein of health reporting. The... more

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December 11, 2009 | 0 comments

Freelance journalist Martha Rosenberg recently made an interesting comparison between embattled drug giant Wyeth and former insurance giant AIG... more

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December 10, 2009 | 0 comments

Front Groups opposing healthcare reform have gone virtual. You know those games those people with seemingly lots of spare time on their hands play on Facebook? The Silicon Alley Insider... more

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