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For health media professionals with a knack for generating healthy living content geared toward online audiences, NBC Universal offers an opportunity with iVillage. Also, our Southern California members might want to check out some current openings around Orange County. Or, if you're interested in health journalism fellowships, workshops, awards and other opportunities, you can find the most updated information.

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Science and medicine blogger Orac weighs in on the new pandemic movie "Contagion," and alternative medicine bloggers in both movie and real life don't fare too well.

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In the past few years, Long Beach, Calif. has undergone changes to reduce traffic, increase pedestrian safety and promote bicycle use among residents. Damien Newton continues a series on the city's efforts to transform itself into a more livable community.

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This week, we bring you a handful of openings at various health magazines. Also highlighted: opportunities with the Weight Watchers Magazine and Publishing Division, the Dow Jones healthcare beat and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. And as always, find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Tracy Wood reports on why parks are so scarce in one half of California's Orange County, but not the other half.

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The long-awaited Federal Communications Commission report on American journalism, Information Needs of Communities, paints a poignant picture of the decline of health journalism at the nation’s newspapers.

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Doc Gurley dives into spamming for a good cause: to improve public health. Here's what she learned.

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It's third period at Castlemont Business and Information Technology School in East Oakland. A visitor begins a discussion about poverty, bad food and crime. Tough times? Tough streets? These high school students aren't stressing.

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The issue of homeless people drinking themselves to death on a sidewalk is one that unites and divides communities in unpredictable ways. Could a "wet house" be the answer in your city?

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The increase in HIV infections has risen alarmingly among Asian American women, and will soon surpass the rate of infections in high-risk populations unless intervening measures are taken, noted a panel of experts in San Francisco on May 17.

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