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The Reporting on Health Daily Briefing

News you can (and should) use: our curated daily collection of ideas and resources for your work, plus some fun stuff.

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AIDS in Cuba, the costs and benefits of HSAs, long-term care insurance, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why Medicaid rolls grew during the recession, living alone with Alzheimer's, and new tattoo regs in California, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Bird flu research, Medicare fraud, coal trains and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Facebook promotes organ donation in a big way, the pros and cons of breakfast at school, and an attack on alternative medicine, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Drug abuse, genetic disease clusters, mammography, comparison hospital shopping and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Drug shortages still painful for patients, little scrutiny of medical devices, contraception hurdles and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Fixing Medicare without paying for it, health reform's insurance rebates, and controversial distribution of a heroin overdose antidote, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Health reform votes knock out incumbents, fewer kids with obesity, more on-the-job fatalities, an epidemic of stillbirths in Iraq and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Mad cows, Medicaid cost-cutting, juking the stats on veterans' mental health care and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A safe shingles vaccine, irrational hospital charges, insurance attempts to circumvent court ruling, a rapidly dwindingling Medicare fund and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

The pandemic has unleashed a tsunami of misinformation, lies and half-truths capable of proliferating faster than the virus itself. In our next webinar, we’ll delve into what one of our speakers has termed “the natural ecology of bullshit” — how to spot it, how it spreads, who is most impacted, and how to counter it. And we’ll discuss reporting examples, strategies and story ideas that incorporate these insights and effectively communicate to diverse audiences. Sign-up here!

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

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