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How are newsrooms divvying up coverage of this gargantuan story? We asked around.
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Here’s how to you can do an up-to-date analysis of tests, cases and deaths in your state.
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Veteran science journalist Lisa Krieger gives a quick masterclass on breaking down the crisis into meaningful stories.
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It’s easy to fall into clichés and misinformation when writing about the end of life. Here are my five favorite ideas from last week's Association of Health Care Journalists webinar on the subject.

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Asthma is the most common cause of hospital stays for children. It can strike anyone, but has a disproportionate impact on low-income and African-American children. Katy Murphy, a 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow, shares lessons learned from her Fellowship project for the Oakland Tribune

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I wrote this column for the San Jose Mercury News http://www.mercurynews.com/our-say/ci_21205836 about being married without children, and I was surprised how quickly I was sent stories from other parents without children. I hope to host a live chat next week, and hoped to find experts in this topic, whether a pscyhologist, fertility expert or...

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An editor shows how a Pinterest board linked to her newspaper's story about suicide helped readers share moving personal stories and raise awareness of mental health issues.

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After skimming health care news and research reports day after day, I often pine for the time to savor a good long read. Here are five long-form health stories that are well worth your time.

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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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California communities have received millions of dollars for mental health treatment from a new state tax. Are they wasting it? Get tips on how to find out.

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