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May 14, 2010 | 0 comments
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I’d like to believe that dangling financial incentives in front of medical groups and doctors shouldn’t influence the quality of my health care for better or worse.

But they apparently do... more

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May 12, 2010
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The news was good -- and not so good -- in today's just-released report from the Public Policy Institute of California on the health of California's foster care system. The report, Foster Care... more

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May 12, 2010 | 2 comments

One would think the Dr. Earl Bradley horror show could not get worse.

The Delaware pediatrician was indicted in February on charges he brutally molested more than 100 children in a toy-... more

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May 10, 2010 | 2 comments

I'm a physician.  As such, the information I work with has immediate consequences.  I have to get it right every time.  Of course, no one can really get it right every time, but if you want to... more

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May 10, 2010 | 4 comments

If you have ever suffered from serious, ongoing pain (RSI, anyone?) you know the desire to take something, anything, to make it go away. What if you... more

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May 09, 2010 | 1 comments

The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program released a report today on "The State of Metro America," which focuses on the demographics of cities and suburbs.

Poynter Institute's News... more

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May 05, 2010 | 1 comments

As I prepare to participate in the Advisory Board meeting for Reporting On Health, I realize it has been a while since I last posted in here. I thought I'd share a recent presentation I did at the... more

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May 05, 2010 | 0 comments

There are several ways to secure one’s genetic line for at least another generation.

One can court another person, marry (or not), mate and bask in the many joys of parenthood.

Folks... more

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May 03, 2010 | 0 comments

Antidote proposed on Friday that medical and science journal editors do more than talk tough about conflicts of interest in their journals.

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April 30, 2010 | 0 comments

If you are anticipating covering Southern California's inevitable weather stories this summer -- heat waves, water shortages, wildfires -- consider this: These narratives are health, environment,... more

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April 28, 2010 | 1 comments

I am exhibiting my public art project at the Santa Monica College, Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery. My project, Health Talk, is a spin off of my health column at ASIA, the Journal of... more

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