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September 21, 2009 | 2 comments

When historians write the history of ghostwriting in U.S. medicine, they will mark Sept. 17, 2009 as pivotal.

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September 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a quick description of my fellowship project:

The working title is "Unequal care: An investigation of health-care disparities in Wisconsin." By many measures, Wisconsin residents... more

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September 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Reading some books is like feeling a cool breeze wash over you on a sun-dappled beach as waves gently lap nearby.

The whole effect is soothing, restorative, healing.

But then there... more

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September 19, 2009 | 0 comments

Although gangs and gang violence have been reconceived in recent years as a public health problem requiring systemic cures---there is far less agreement on what those cures might be. While... more

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September 18, 2009 | 0 comments

Hi all,

Here is a basic outline of my project that I’d like to share with you guys. The project is consisted of three separated stories about health issues in the Asian Community.

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Picture of William Heisel
September 16, 2009 | 2 comments

The medical examiner called Dr. Bernard N. Bass with some bad news: one of his
patients had been found dead. Bass refused to sign the death certificate.

Picture of William Heisel
September 14, 2009 | 1 comments

A reporter gets a call from the hypothetical Council for Making Sick Kids Smile about an event being sponsored on an otherwise sleepy Sunday. The reporter heads out to the event, hoping for a... more

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September 10, 2009 | 0 comments

We have a guest blogger today: Dan Lee, former Riverside Press-Enterprise reporter and current student at the Annenberg School for Communication, is working for the... more

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September 09, 2009 | 0 comments

In the end, the dirty dentist didn't get away with it.

A Collier County Circuit Court judge last week... more

Picture of Barbara Feder Ostrov
September 08, 2009 | 0 comments

Hospital seismic safety, redux:

I know you're all busy reporting on swine flu and health reform, but California reporters should take a a new look at hospital seismic safety. This is a... more

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September 04, 2009 | 0 comments

Isabelle Walker says that it is important to get beyond just the emergency room stories and look at longer trends, something difficult to do if you are not dedicated... more

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September 04, 2009 | 0 comments

I wanted to share a story I wrote about a local author who published a memoir on her struggles with bipolar disorder. I interviewed her... more

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