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November 01, 2010 | 0 comments

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STDs: Writing in BNET’s Placebo Effects blog, Jim Edwards writes about the... more

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November 01, 2010 | 0 comments

Dr. Ahmad Hosseinipour in Ohio seemed to have a different excuse every time he found himself in a corner.

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October 29, 2010 | 0 comments

We have a guest post today from Daniel Weintraub, a veteran California journalist and editor of... more

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October 29, 2010 | 0 comments

Newsdesk and Spot.us are organizations intent on giving journalists financial support for in-depth reporting as mainstream media continues to shrink. They are seeking proposals for their "... more

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October 29, 2010 | 0 comments

Happy Halloween! Don’t eat too much candy, or you’ll wind up like this poor pumpkin. Here's what we're checking out today:

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October 29, 2010
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A recent press release from HealthGrades claims that some 232,442 Medicare patients’ lives could have been saved over... more

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October 29, 2010 | 0 comments

Dr. Kristen Peterson liked to get good and drunk, regardless of how many patients she was going to be seeing.

And the only people who knew were the members of the North Dakota Board of... more

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October 28, 2010 | 7 comments

For the last week I have been mulling over the name heart failure, questioning why the collective conditions that bear its name ever got such a name, and looking into the very murky area... more

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October 28, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what we’re checking out today:

“Liberal” Gene? Researchers are suggesting that the gene DRD4, which had previously been linked to risk-taking behavior,... more

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October 28, 2010 | 4 comments

Most of the time, when we are talking about television and other media influencing body image, we are talking about the pretty, skinny women. In this case, a controversy was started by a new... more

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October 27, 2010 | 0 comments

After my story about the $2,391 per month health insurance premium, I got an email from a teacher in the Mountain School District. She writes, "Teachers in Santa Cruz County are facing similar... more

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October 27, 2010 | 0 comments

It's a bit afield from our usual reporting, but a dead body in Los Angeles' landmark Millennium Biltmore Hotel, dozens of cops and hundreds of singing and dancing would-be celebs swirled through... more

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October 27, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Heart Health: More American adults are taking medication to lower their blood pressure, but the number of... more

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October 27, 2010 | 0 comments

Health reporters may be entering a season of scary airline food stories.

After years of paying too little attention to the quality and safety of food being served in airplanes, the U.S.... more

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October 26, 2010 | 0 comments

If you haven’t seen this Kaiser Family Foundation health reform video yet, you should. Aside from being quite cute, it’s a fairly even-... more

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