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posted 12/06/2012

Some last words of wisdom as ReportingonHealth's deputy editor says goodbye.

posted 12/04/2012

Marjie Lundstrom's medical ethics scoop was a jaw-dropper: two California doctors had deliberately introduced bacteria into the open head wounds of three brain cancer patients. Here's what you can learn from her coverage of this unfolding scandal.

posted 11/28/2012

As Congress considers Medicare cuts during fiscal cliff negotiations, we review Trudy Lieberman's great tips for covering Medicare in your community.

posted 11/22/2012

We asked health journalists of all stripes to tell us what they're thankful for today. What are you thankful for?

posted 11/21/2012

As health reform gets underway, will employers still provide health insurance for workers or leave them to fend for themselves in the new insurance exchanges? We sort out the issues and offer resources for your work.

posted 11/13/2012

Procrastination time is over for states balking at making decisions on health insurance exchanges. Here's what you need to know.

posted 11/07/2012

We highlight the latest media coverage of what's likely to happen with health reform in the post-election landscape.

posted 11/06/2012

Now that we've all voted – right? – our attention is turning to how health reform and Medicare changes might be affected by the results of today's election.

posted 11/02/2012

We're savvier than ever about "pinkwashing," the practice of using breast cancer awareness messages to sell consumer goods. So are PR and marketing pros rethinking their addiction to pink? Not necessarily.

posted 10/30/2012

People don't stop getting sick or having babies even when a storm of biblical proportions threatens the entire East Coast. Our Storify examines what's happening and offers ideas for your work.

Awards and Updates

Excellence in Print Journalism - Newspaper Publications - awarded by Society for Women's Health Research

For articles about microbicides, an HIV-prevention method for women now being studied around the world.

Barbara Feder Ostrov's Blog

Some last words of wisdom as ReportingonHealth's deputy editor says goodbye. more »
posted 12/06/12
Marjie Lundstrom's medical ethics scoop was a jaw-dropper: two California doctors had... more »
posted 12/04/12
As Congress considers Medicare cuts during fiscal cliff negotiations, we review Trudy Lieberman's... more »
posted 11/28/12

Barbara Feder Ostrov's Latest Comments

Posted by Barbara Feder Ostrov | Tuesday, 2012-10-16, 12:11
Hi, Carolyn, thanks again for the great post! Here's the link to the image, which I found on...
Posted by Barbara Feder Ostrov | Monday, 2012-10-15, 11:47
Hi, Isobel, that depends on the employer posting the jobs - you'd have to connect with them...
Posted by Barbara Feder Ostrov | Thursday, 2012-08-09, 14:49
Check out Blythe Bernhard's story, which I missed earlier: http://bit.ly/RE4727

Barbara Feder Ostrov's Work

Here's a recap of the latest developments on the health reform front, along with some helpful resources and story ideas for your community.

March 21, 2010, 10 p.m. PST

My odyssey into the world of tuberculosis began with a simple remark by a well-connected friend in the summer of 2007: "Have you heard that the county TB clinic is overwhelmed with cases?"