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March 30, 2017 | 1 comments
There is a bizarre paradox in the culture of medicine: The system generates more data than ever, but questionable priorities are limiting our ability to effectively use it.
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March 29, 2017 | 0 comments
"I’ve been startled to see the debate over the AHCA reignite a political philosophy and policy approach that seemed to be have been discredited — and be in sharp decline," writes former health care... more
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March 28, 2017 | 1 comments
The death certificate helps tells a fuller story of Bill Paxton’s final days. Reporters should make a habit of seeking them out, since they can be revealing repositories of information.
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March 25, 2017 | 0 comments
After weeks of closed door meetings and rushed amendments to appease the GOP majority, Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill, declaring Obamacare the "law of the land." Americans watched the drama unfold... more
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March 24, 2017 | 1 comments
The media critic in Jost laments that "so much coverage is focused on politics within the Republican Party, to a much greater extent than on what the legislation would specifically do."
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March 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Don't miss your chance to apply for the Center for Health Journalism's 2017 National Fellowship, applications are due March 24.
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March 23, 2017 | 0 comments
The trend towards putting responsibility for one’s health squarely on the shoulders of individuals lets the government off the hook for its part in looking after its citizens, argues sociologist... more
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March 21, 2017 | 71 comments

Everything we hear about healthcare from the GOP and Dems is a scam. In Shakespeare’s words: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”...

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March 21, 2017 | 1 comments
Conservative notions about the "undeserving poor" have returned with a vengeance in the debate over Medicaid, writes contributor Trudy Lieberman.
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March 21, 2017 | 0 comments
Martha Escudero draws on her own experience of severe depression and grinding poverty as she makes home visits to at-risk mothers in East Los Angeles, offering what help she can.
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March 20, 2017 | 12 comments
The tendency to blame the patient in the wake of deaths or complications often serves to obscure mistakes made by health care providers.
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March 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Fear is what I often fight when talking about ACEs — adverse childhood experiences. It's not my fear though. It's the fear others have about all things ACEs.

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March 17, 2017 | 2 comments
Are broad mandatory reporting requirements in cases of suspected child abuse good policy, or just good politics? Critics contend they can let real abuse cases fall through the cracks.
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March 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Kaiser Health News is looking for a new Web Producer to manage the website and newsletter. Also, applications are being accepted for the 2017 National Fellowship and the Journalist in Aging... more

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