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Should a university president be penalized for standing by while university researchers put their names on scientific papers written by pharma-paid ghostwriters?

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More than 1 million people have been born in the US from donor eggs or donor sperm. For the most part, they can’t find out anything about at least one of their biological parents. That's now starting to change.

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Why are state medical boards disciplining doctors by sending them to work in prisons? Why are some prison doctors with troubled histories kept away from patients - yet still collect their salaries? Learn how to report on these issues in your community.

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Beware of the Big Idea science stories first marketed as breakthroughs through magazine covers and PowerPoint presentations — only to be proven with increasing regularity to be more fiction than fact.

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Thanks to the influential science blog Retraction Watch, when a paper gets pulled, the world hears about it. Here are my favorite Retraction Watch contributions to medical research and health reporting.

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Journalist Tracy Wood talks about her investigation into a lack of parks in some Orange County (Calif.) cities and how it affects residents' health.

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Making parks and their impact on community health interesting to editors and readers is a daunting challenge. Here, journalist Tracy Wood shares advice for tackling similar stories in your community. 

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What you can learn from a great investigative series on the lack of parks in one Southern California region and what that means for residents' health and well-being.

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When investigative health journalist Marshall Allen told me that my anti-FOIA stance seemed counterproductive, I listened. Here's his compelling argument.

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No one should have to cite a public records law to gain access to records. But not everyone agrees with me.

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