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In covering the current swine flu outbreak, the ethnic media in the United States has been ahead of the curve on some stories the mainstream media is just picking up, such as a growing... more

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May 06, 2009 | 0 comments

Father William Cleary helped set up a Catholic parish in Satellite Town, one of the growing suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria, in 1987. The 73-year-old served there until July 2008 and saw the country... more

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May 05, 2009 | 0 comments

President Barack Obama is searching for a new surgeon general. He might consider screening the resumes of doctors a little lower in the federal ranks.

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It didn't take long, did it? Already, unscrupulous vendors are hawking products to "cure" or "prevent" swine flu. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

There's plenty of Twitter traffic on swine flu right now, and much of it is hysterical fearmongering, a... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

The World Health Organization has just raised its for swine flu pandemic alert level to Level... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

If you're covering the swine flu outbreak, you should make time for a free online class offered by the Centers for Disease Control on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

State, local and national agencies were supposed to be prepared for this swine flu outbreak. After September 11th, money started flowing to law enforcement agencies and public health... more

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April 27, 2009 | 0 comments

The swine flu scare in the United States may have started with just two Southern California children, but it intensified with the discovery ofmore than two dozeninfected students at a New York... more

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April 24, 2009 | 0 comments

Public health officials are increasingly concerned about a possible pandemic amid reports of hundreds of... more

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April 24, 2009 | 0 comments

John Carey, a 20-year veteran at BusinessWeek, wrote a story that set the pharmaceutical world on its ear in January 2008. Titled "... more

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April 23, 2009 | 0 comments

In a provocative April 9 post, Dr. Jaan Sidorov, who writes the... more

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April 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Journalists - particularly those in rural areas - will definitely want to follow the epidemiological investigation of swine flu that... more

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April 19, 2009 | 5 comments

Those of us lucky enough to attend New York Medicaid Inspector General Jim Sheehan's talk Saturday at the Association of Health Care Journalists... more

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