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posted 09/21/2015

With several GOP presidential candidates supporting parental choice for childhood vaccines, CNN would have done better by asking the candidates how they propose balancing individual choice with public health, rather than allowing Donald Trump to spread more misinformation about autism and vaccines.

posted 12/19/2013

Looking for fresh story ideas? We hope these accounts of how reporters across the country got the stories, sources and subjects give you fodder for covering your own communities in a new way.

posted 12/15/2013

Two California gun buyback programs try crowdsourcing to fund their operations. Does getting firearms off the street in this manner really reduce gun violence?

posted 10/10/2013

Can stamps encourage any type of behavior change youth? I’d say it’s as much on their radar screens as having to get up off the sofa to change the TV channel, like I did in the age before remote controls.

posted 10/02/2013

As the Health Insurance Marketplace launched Tuesday, the news media focused on computer glitches and long wait times.  But there’s one population that didn’t have the opportunity to join the fray – those wanting to sign up in Spanish.

posted 10/01/2013

Our all-star panel, including Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post and Peggy Girshman of Kaiser Health News, discuss via webcast key issues journalists need to know about covering the Affordable Care Act implementation.

posted 09/25/2013

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, who works in one of the poorest, most violent places in America, has developed a system that's tackling two of health care's most intrinsic problems: cost and quality of care. Watch a webcast where he discusses his model for care.

posted 05/29/2013

When experienced health journalist Joanne Silberner realized she had a "huge" misconception about cancer in the developing world, she reported from three countries to shed light on the subject for readers and listeners.

posted 05/24/2013

As the deadline for the Affordable Care Act’s implementation draws nearer, the largest state in the union and often a bellwether, has revealed its plans and rates for a key element of health reform – the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

posted 05/14/2013

A viable treatment option for women who already have breast cancer, mastectomy has become a controversial procedure for women who want to reduce their chances of getting it in the first place.

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With several GOP presidential candidates supporting parental choice for childhood vaccines, CNN... more »
posted 09/21/15
Looking for fresh story ideas? We hope these accounts of how reporters across the country got the... more »
posted 12/19/13
Two California gun buyback programs try crowdsourcing to fund their operations. Does getting... more »
posted 12/15/13

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