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Barbara Feder Ostrov's Health Journalism Blog

Veteran health journalist Barbara Feder Ostrov blogs about all things health journalism-related, in particular providing tips for reporters covering health policy, health reform, public health, community health, local health issues, access to care, health insurance, SCHIP, Medicaid and Medicare.

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A recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that Federally Qualified Health Centers and similar clinics that service mostly Medicaid recipients and the uninsured may be offering better care than private practices.  

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Pam Belluck has been with a reporter with the New York Times for 17 years. She is a newspaper writer at heart and never really had aspirations outside of her medium.

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Michael Felberbaum covered business for the Associated Press in Richmond, Va., as one of his biggest subject matters -- Circuit City -- went under. When the Richmond-based company declared bankruptcy in 2007, Felberbaum began looking more closely at the tobacco industry.

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Over the next couple of weeks, the Public Library of Science is publishing a series of eight articles looking at the health impact of “Big Food,” which they define as “the multinational food and beverage industry with huge and concentrated market power.”...

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Journalist Tammy Worth examines the debate over so-called "Agent Orange Corn."

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Hydeia Broadbent, diagnosed with HIV at age 3, is a high-profile member of a new generation of young adults living with HIV/AIDS.

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With expert help, we're digging deeper into Mitt Romney's specifics on how he would reform health care.

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Early elective deliveries - when doctor has mom give birth a bit early for convenience - can be harmful to baby but benefit hospitals' bottom line. Where does your hospital stand?

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How do you make house calls for the homeless? By going straight to the streets. Tammy Worth examines the specialty of street medicine.

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Like hospitals and universities, local and state public health departments will soon be eligible for accreditation through a voluntary national program. Here's why you should care.

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