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June 05, 2009 | 0 comments

Gary Schwitzer is the professor that health reporters fear. With the creation of HealthNewsReview, he has brought back nightmares of having your work... more

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June 04, 2009 | 0 comments

This isn't yet posted on the California Department of Public Health website, but officials just alerted reporters that a Contra Costa County... more

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June 03, 2009 | 1 comments

When choosing doctors, people like to know the answers to a few basic questions.

"Do they have the right amount of experience?"

"Are they conveniently located?"

"Do they accept... more

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June 01, 2009 | 0 comments

The first seminar of the California Broadcast Fellowship this weekend elicited debate on many health-related topics. But the future of news -- how multimedia and Twitter alongside shrinking... more

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June 01, 2009 | 0 comments

Two new swine flu developments today remind us that this pandemic is still very much with us, despite its near-absence lately in the mainstream media. Reuters... more

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June 01, 2009 | 0 comments

Don't you want to help this woman out?

Renata Celona lost both of her parents at a young age, victims of high blood pressure, the second leading preventable cause of death. ... more

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May 30, 2009 | 0 comments

What happens when 20 health journalists walk in to a convenience store in downtown Los Angeles and ask about buying tetracycline without a prescription?

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May 30, 2009 | 0 comments

Kelley Weiss, a health care reporter at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, is one of this year's California Broadcast... more

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May 29, 2009 | 0 comments

Investigative reporting on a deadline is all about having a great Rolodex.

ABC News' Lisa Stark says, "The key thing about sources is that you need them as much, if not more when you do... more

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May 29, 2009 | 0 comments

Lack of primary care and attention to chronic disease are the real ills of the health care system, panelists said at a seminar on health care reform for California Broadcast Fellows.

Anthony... more

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May 29, 2009 | 2 comments

Mark Katches is the deputy managing editor for projects at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He leads a team of reporters who have been watch-dogging the use... more

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May 28, 2009 | 0 comments

Robert Bazell doesn't mince his words when it comes to what he thinks makes good journalism. The three-time Emmy winner and NBC News' chief science and health correspondent doesn't put much stock... more

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