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October 20, 2010 | 0 comments

We have a guest post today from Ivan Oransky, executive editor of Reuters Health and co-author of the newish Embargo Watch and... more

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October 20, 2010 | 1 comments

For the viewing, I sported green Nike running shoes and a 2nd hand brown suit. I thought I looked fine. But on the way over to the church, my friend, who I'll call Tony, laid into me:

"You... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

For the first time in U.S. history, the current generation of children have a lower life expectancy than their parents, due mostly to obesity and other diet-related diseases.

The strain on... more

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October 19, 2010 | 6 comments

Really painful but doable. Not as bad as I expected. Those are my first answers when someone asks me about the birth of my son. I always tell people that the most difficult part for me was after... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

I had a hunch that Carolyn Cannuscio had a story teller’s heart when she plucked out this detail from a Philadelphia city-dweller account of gentrification: ‘One woman described the way she saw... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

San Francisco and the Bay Area is, in many ways, a microcosm of much of America. As a metaphor for the extremes of environmental wealth and poverty in America today, you can walk 10 short San... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

For the first time, this fellowship gives me the opportunity to do a health story right.

Health issues usually mean big trouble when it’s breaking news or an investigative story.

... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

When my 2-year-old son has to see a doctor for his eyes or ears, I plan to take at least a half a day off work, if not a full day. Between the hours-long wait in the overcrowded specialists’... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

A painful irony exists in California’s agricultural heart: farm workers, far too often, don’t have access to the fruits of their own labor.    

I thought about this irony, more than a year... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Health Reform: The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News... more

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October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

They are neighborhoods where a wilting head of lettuce costs two or three times as much as a dollar meal. Where fast-food spots litter the landscape but the nearest supermarket is miles away. "... more

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October 19, 2010 | 3 comments

As the national conversation about gay teen suicide continues in the wake of Tyler Clementi’s death, it’s... more

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October 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Beginning in 2014, businesses with more than 50 workers will have to provide health insurance or face a penalty per each full-time employee. At the same time, many of these small businesses are... more

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