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New Reality Show for "Medical Supernanny?"

New Reality Show for "Medical Supernanny?"

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Here's what we're reading today:

Kid Insurance: HHS chief Kathleen Sebelius may have called on states to get cracking on insuring more poor kids, but the states are responding: with what money? American Medical News has the story.

Dr. Reality: Dr. Douglas Farrago, a family doctor who edits the medical humor magazine Placebo Journal, becomes a kind of medical "super-nanny" in a proposed new reality show and gets a write-up in the New York Times.

Health Reform: The Incidental Economist's Aaron Carroll examines why health insurers are dropping new child-only policies in the wake of health reform, and he doesn't blame them one bit.

Alzheimers: The BBC looks at a new report by an international coalition of advocacy organizations that adds up the worldwide economic cost of treating Alzheimers. It's depressingly high.  

Bedbugs: Given the nationwide spread of bed bugs this year (or at least media coverage of them), could a summit be far behind? No! The sold-out meeting starts today near Chicago.


The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 National Fellowship will provide $2,000 to $10,000 reporting grants, five months of mentoring from a veteran journalist, and a week of intensive training at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles from July 16-20. Click here for more information and the application form, due May 5.

The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Symposium on Domestic Violence provides reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The next session will be offered virtually on Friday, March 31. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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