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November 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Today's Daily Briefing is a bit behind schedule but is all about pushing health and health care forward.

Politics: Politico's Glenn Thrush has a... more

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November 17, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Rehab: Can the hallucinogen... more

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November 17, 2010 | 1 comments

Consumers Union invited me to speak at its Safe Patient Summit in Austin last week. The group of patient advocates, health care providers and reporters... more

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November 16, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Gimme Insurance: Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, Trudy Lieberman... more

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November 16, 2010 | 0 comments

Health reform may go under the knife when Republicans take control of Congress in January – but reform-related scams likely will remain... more

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November 15, 2010 | 0 comments

What does it mean to be a “good girl” or “bad girl,” and who is making the wiser sexual choices? This was a topic discussed at the ... more

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November 15, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Alcohol Tax: Doubling the current tax on alcohol could... more

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November 15, 2010 | 1 comments

When a patient is under anesthesia, they are truly at a doctor’s mercy.

This makes the case of Dr. Russel J. Aubin, an osteopath and anesthesiologist, especially troubling.

Antidote... more

Picture of Angilee Shah
November 12, 2010 | 0 comments

Today's Daily Briefing travels to Chinese mental institutions, California prisons, and all over the map with bogus trend stories.

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November 12, 2010 | 0 comments

When Linda Marsa received a copy of the December issue of Discover magazine in the mail, she was thrilled. Her story about climate change and its effect on long forgotten diseases in... more

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November 12, 2010 | 0 comments

When does health begin? And how far back do you have to go to be truly healthy? That's the gist of an article I just read in the Nov. 8 issue of Newsweek, entitled "... more

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November 11, 2010 | 0 comments

Last week two different television programs aired that depicted first a murder (on Closer) and then a brutal assault (on... more

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November 11, 2010 | 2 comments

I was all set to write this post about how journalists could mine the burgeoning field of “health impact assessments” for stories when I noticed that Melissa Sweet of the excellent... more

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November 11, 2010 | 0 comments

Dori Maynard, the president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, spends her life talking to journalists about how factors like race, gender, and age affect our... more

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