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On January 2, ProPublica and The New York Times co-published “When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without Permission,” a powerful article that explored legal and ethical questions posed by ABC’s “NY Med” and similar TV documentaries about actual medical dramas taking place in hospitals....

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Once addicted to crack cocaine, Sabrina Heard now works with Women's Collective, a D.C.-based organization that seeks to meet the health needs of low-income women, girls and those living with HIV/AIDS by reducing the barriers to care and strengthening networks of support.

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“HIV is the face of the forgotten people in this country,” Dr. Carlos Del Rio, an Atlanta-based AIDS expert, told me last February. Nevertheless, there continue to be "hot spots” where the disease thrives. Those areas are some of the most impoverished parts of major cities in the U.S.

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One way in which health reporters can be useful right now is to seek guidance from mental health experts on coping with trauma. So what types of advice and observations have media outlets offered so far? Here's a sampling.

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The world’s most famous pregnancy brought overnight visibility to a little-known but serious prenatal complication, when Britain’s royal family announced the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospitalization for treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) – a debilitating and even life-threatening condition.

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Conflicts of interest in genetic counseling, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, TV dangers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Mystery illness in Cambodia, hepatitis C in New Hampshire, the economic effect of expanding Medicaid and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A juice manufacturer fights back, states spending little on tobacco prevention, apologies for Nazi-era medical atrocities and more from our Daily Briefing.

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One in six of Logan County's 36,700 residents is a diabetic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and there are many more who don't know they have it.

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Missed Coachella Live? Health journalists have their own version this week at the Association of Health Care Journalists Conference in Atlanta. Here's a preview.

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