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Picture of William Heisel
September 28, 2009 | 5 comments

In 2002, when I was covering medicine for The Orange County Register, we produced a series of stories called "Doctors... more

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September 27, 2009 | 0 comments

My National Health Journalism Fellowship project involves exploring whether an approach taken by Grand Junction, western Colorado's largest city, could work elsewhere and possibly be a model for... more

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September 26, 2009 | 0 comments

I'm looking forward to going to Los Angeles Oct. 4!

Working with my colleague, Mariana Alvarado, I'll be reporting on a project about the link between obesity and poverty in children. The... more

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September 26, 2009 | 0 comments

Through three separate stories I will delve into some of Wisconsin's most poignant health disparities, including infant mortality rates that are worse than those in some third-world countries, one... more

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September 26, 2009 | 0 comments

The yearning for a male child in some Asian cultures -- Indian, Korean and Chinese in particular – runs deep. A male child is perceived as someone who will be a breadwinner when he grows up and... more

Picture of Laura Starecheski
September 26, 2009 | 1 comments

Recently, at a meeting of social workers serving African immigrants, I brought up the issue of mental health. “We don’t have a problem with mental illness in the African community,” a caseworker... more

Picture of Peter Korn
September 25, 2009 | 0 comments

A little known Oregon law requires hospitals to provide written notification of serious adverse events to all victims (or families of victims). The law is largely ignored; last year 40 such... more

Picture of William Heisel
September 25, 2009 | 0 comments

Clair Jordan, the executive director of the Texas Nurses Association for the past 30 years, has seen nurses in a lot of difficult situations.

Picture of Barbara Feder Ostrov
September 24, 2009 | 1 comments

An intriguing New York Times blog post today highlights a geo-coded map created by... more

Picture of Jeff  Kelly Lowenstein
September 23, 2009 | 0 comments

We've all done it at some point or another. Waking up after a fitful night of sleep, we've pumped ourselves full of caffeine and sugar to get through the day. Despite our efforts, we remain on the... more

Picture of William Heisel
September 23, 2009 | 3 comments

Nurses have one of the toughest jobs in health care.

Anyone who has delivered a baby in a hospital knows how much work they do, only to see all the credit go to the doctor who comes in for... more

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September 23, 2009 | 0 comments

The year 2010 will mark an important milestone: the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Through photos, audio and video clips and thoroughly-reported copy my project, "The Children of Katrina... more

Picture of Janet Wilson
September 22, 2009 | 0 comments

I'm thrilled to have been selected to receive a Dennis A. Hunt Health Journalism grant, and look forward to meeting my fellow fellows at the upcoming October conference. As a freelancer, this... more

Picture of Barbara Feder Ostrov
September 22, 2009 | 0 comments

The thought-provoking group blog on public health, Effect Measure, has a worthwhile... more

Picture of Sara Shakir
September 22, 2009 | 0 comments

The number of parks, fresh food stores, bicycle and jogging paths are influencing the spread of obesity and diabetes, particularly in minority communities, according to popular and scientific... more

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