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posted 02/27/2020
If you’re like me, you are alarmed by the rates of complications and deaths from sepsis worldwide. As a reporter, where do you start? Hospital Compare is a good place to begin.
posted 02/21/2020
Why is sepsis such a maddening challenge, and why should reporters care?
posted 02/07/2020
Why do so many able-bodied actors take on roles portraying a person with disabilities?
posted 01/21/2020
An easily searchable database allows you to see quick visualizations of your hospital system’s most recent financial trends.
posted 01/10/2020
“The reality is that, if we’ve hit the standards, we’ve just begun to consider access and inclusion for disabled people in space,” one accessiblity advocate told me.
posted 01/02/2020
Ready for a fresh project to kick off the new year? Take a page from a recent investigation by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and start looking into who regulates dentists in your state.
posted 12/30/2019
We are firmly in the season of overeating. That means there is no time like the present to talk about one of the big contributors to our dietary dilemma.
posted 12/12/2019
We had some wallpaper drama at our house recently. It got me thinking about the value of building a specialized skill set as a health journalist.
posted 12/05/2019
When our health care workers suffer poor health because of their jobs, the system is weaker for all of us.
posted 11/27/2019
There’s a rush to ban a dangerous ingredient in e-cigarettes. But people are missing the truly deadly ingredient in these electronic drug-delivery devices.

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If you’re like me, you are alarmed by the rates of complications and deaths from sepsis worldwide... more »
posted 02/27/20
Why is sepsis such a maddening challenge, and why should reporters care? more »
posted 02/21/20
Why do so many able-bodied actors take on roles portraying a person with disabilities? more »
posted 02/07/20

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