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Why health journalists should dive deep into campaign finance data to scrutinize the health insurance-related votes of their legislators.

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The long held belief that we should not be allowed to buy or sell pieces of our own bodies is changing. What does that mean for the future of organ donation?

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Aging doctors may not know when they're too old to practice safely. In the name of patient safety, should we be monitoring doctors as they get older?

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When is a doctor too old to practice safely? That depends, says Dr. William Norcross, who founded a national doctors' remedial education center and now advocates for regular testing of aging doctors for cognitive problems like dementia.

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Consumers Union takes up my challenge to help put hospital-acquired infections on the map — literally. 

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A tribute to a deeply influential and inspiring journalism professor, now retiring from the University of Montana.

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After four days of sharing, debating, and challenging my colleagues in health journalism, here are my five takeaways from last week's Association of Health Care Journalists conference.

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When is a medical study on its own not worth a story? A recent study on music therapy for anxiety offers some clues.

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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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Why is the Vermont Department of Health hiding behind the HIPAA privacy law to keep secret the autopsy of a hiker who froze to death?

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