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December 01, 2010 | 0 comments

This is part of my ongoing effort to highlight great investigative work being done outside Big Media.

Blythe Bernhard and Jeremy Kohler have been writing a series of stories in the St.... more

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November 30, 2010 | 0 comments

Jordan Rau of Kaiser Health News and Sarah Varney of KQED Public Radio recently collaborated on a project examining what some hospitals’ newfound market power means for health insurance costs –... more

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November 30, 2010 | 0 comments

This is one in a series of articles examining the relationship between housing loss and death in San Francisco. Check out the previous articles in the series, Looking for death,Gunpowder on the... more

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November 30, 2010 | 1 comments

Kettleman City has a toxic PCB dump problem, or at least so says the U.S. Enivornmental Protection Agency. From the release:

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November 30, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Quote of the Day: “To ghostwrite an entire textbook is a new level of chutzpah,” former FDA Commissioner David Kessler tells the New... more

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November 30, 2010 | 0 comments

But the only way doctors and patients and their families will get a really accurate handle on prognosis with current therapies is if a huge prospective study is undertaken or at least a national... more

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November 29, 2010
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Jay Pensler, a plastic surgeon in Chicago, was unhappy with some on-line reviews of his work and is now suing three former patients for defamation.

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November 29, 2010 | 0 comments

Did 87 California hospitals really go three years without any major patient care mistakes? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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November 29, 2010 | 0 comments

If you have the misfortune of suffering a heart attack, you hope at least a few things might go right when you are wheeled into the ER.

You hope the doctor on duty will give you the right... more

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November 27, 2010 | 0 comments

When Toni Yancey gave me a copy of Instant Recess, her new book published by UC Press, I diligently began reading, expecting measured and important public health advice, solid research,... more

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November 26, 2010 | 4 comments

Robert Niles at the Online Journalism Review wrote a blog post on Nov. 12 listing his top five picks for beats at a local... more

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November 26, 2010 | 0 comments

Pop quiz: Which scenario will cause a doctor to lose her license in Tennessee?

A. You go into business with a convicted murderer, who also happens to be your... more

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November 24, 2010 | 0 comments
The connection between Native Americans, Ben Franklin and big pharma, BPA and Agent Orange, and "value for money" in health care

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