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As I prepare to participate in the Advisory Board meeting for Reporting On Health, I realize it has been a while since I last posted in here. I thought I'd share a recent presentation I did at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, along with two other professionals in the field, focused on social networking tools for health: Social networking tools for Health

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There are several ways to secure one’s genetic line for at least another generation.

One can court another person, marry (or not), mate and bask in the many joys of parenthood.

Folks born without the proper equipment or in relationships that don’t allow for simple reproduction can arrange for an egg donor, sperm donor or surrogate mother to help carry one’s genes to a daughter or a son. Parenthood is just as fun.

And then there is what someday may be dubbed the Ramaley method.

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Antidote proposed on Friday that medical and science journal editors do more than talk tough about conflicts of interest in their journals.

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If you are anticipating covering Southern California's inevitable weather stories this summer -- heat waves, water shortages, wildfires -- consider this: These narratives are health, environment, public policy and economic stories all in one.

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Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association, made some bold statements at last week’s Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Chicago.

“I usually talk about conflict of interest wearing a flak jacket,” DeAngelis said and proceeded to list all the ways she has gotten tough on authors with ties to the drug or device industries.

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Health information technology is a complex and challenging topic to cover, and it's easy to get lost in the jargon. Veteran journalist Neil Versel offers background and story ideas for covering this issue in your community as health reform rolls out. 

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During its six-month pilot project, the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Reporting on Health at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism quietly produced in-depth journalism with California newspapers. Now, the Center has gone public with a new website and high-profile hires, including editor-in-chief David Westphal.

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I am exhibiting my public art project at the Santa Monica College, Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery. My project, Health Talk, is a spin off of my health column at ASIA, the Journal of Culture and Commerce. The exhibit also shows the work of eight other MFA Otis students.

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It wasn’t until four years after the first allegations were brought against Dr. Michael E. Stoddard in Colorado that the curtain was pulled back for the patients to see what had been happening on stage.

The scene that the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners’ final decision set, with Stoddard as the main player, was not pretty.

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The Internet and social media have a way of upending professional conventions and giving rise to new models.  As traditional boundaries blur, some unique collaborations have emerged between cutting-edge journalists and public health practitioners. I’ve been fascinating by some of these projects, which have yielded new insights, ground-breaking stories and new ways of connecting with the public. 

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If you’ve ever wondered who, exactly, is writing health stories for the controversial Web content provider Demand Media and its brands like Livestrong.com, meet Adam Cloe. I encountered Adam last week at the AHCJ conference in Chicago, where he was staffing Livestrong’s exhibitor booth and politely taking guff from journalists appalled at the idea of getting paid 10 cents a word.

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