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posted 11/29/2016
Here we check in with prominent health journalists and experts to see what sites, newsletters and social media feeds they turn to first every morning. This week, we caught up with Liza Gross, freelance health journalist and senior editor of PLOS Biology. Here are her top morning reads.
posted 12/01/2015

In 2010, a nurse at Napa State Hospital walked back to her ward after dinner, following the same path she’d taken hundreds of times before. But this time, she ran into a patient who should never have been allowed to roam the hospital grounds unsupervised.

posted 07/22/2013

As the Affordable Care Act rolls out in 2014, tens of millions of uninsured Americans will gain access to health coverage. But at least 3 million Californians will remain uninsured, including low-income adults and 1 million undocumented residents.

posted 07/12/2013

Where you live—and who you are—plays a big part in how long you’ll live. If you live in poverty in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and you're Latino, you’re twice as likely to die prematurely as someone who is white and lives in an upper-class community.

Liza Gross's Blog

Here we check in with prominent health journalists and experts to see what sites, newsletters and... more »
posted 11/29/16
In 2010, a nurse at Napa State Hospital walked back to her ward after dinner, following the same... more »
posted 12/01/15
As the Affordable Care Act rolls out in 2014, tens of millions of uninsured Americans will gain... more »
posted 07/22/13

Liza Gross's Work

California's psychiatric hospitals can be highly dangerous places, both for patients and staff. Lost work days and overtime pay are huge. But reporters looking to track down reliable data on assaults face an uphill climb.
At California’s state psychiatric hospitals, ongoing assaults on staff by patients can make it nearly impossible to provide a therapeutic environment.