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June 06, 2010 | 1 comments

Most health sites focus on personal health -- what individuals can do to improve their own or their families’ health. But at a local level, health is a community issue. For example, we’re all... more

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June 04, 2010 | 0 comments

Everyone could benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering statins. Who wants gunk clogging up their arteries, right? And even if your cholesterol is already low, you may gain some wonderful side... more

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June 02, 2010 | 0 comments

Interested in mashing up health data to report on your community? A new federal community health data initiative launched... more

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June 02, 2010 | 13 comments

Kevin Jermaine Edmonds, a young ob/gyn with a brand new practice, presumably would have better luck than most trying to impress a woman he has met at a bar.

But why bother leaving the office... more

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June 01, 2010 | 1 comments

Whether you’re facing hourly, daily or monthly deadlines, it’s nice to get some inspiration from some excellent health journalists and the people who edit them.

For that inspiration, I... more

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May 31, 2010 | 0 comments

Have you ever gone in for an oil change and left with the suspicion that the mechanics didn’t do anything beyond opening your hood?

Anemona Hartocollis at The New York Times has... more

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A new CDC report offers state-by-state stats on hospital infections – but you have to read between the lines for the real story.  

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May 28, 2010 | 0 comments

Decades of anti-smoking public health campaigns have turned into background noise. We all know smoking is bad for us, but yet we allow ourselves to get caught up in the sexiness of it when a show... more

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May 27, 2010 | 0 comments

When radio reporter Devin Browne began her foray to the edges of journalism, media commentators seized on her project quickly. Her... more

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Lots of coverage today on a new study linking frequent indoor tanning with a higher risk of getting melanoma, one of the more deadly types of skin cancer. But why aren't more reporters also writing... more
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May 26, 2010 | 0 comments

What does it take for your record to be blemished if you’re a doctor in Florida?

Would attempting to have sex with a child leave a dent?

Apparently not.

As... more

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May 25, 2010 | 0 comments

At a conference like today's "Improving Health Literacy in Los Angeles," which focused on the sensitive issue of improving health literacy in some of Los Angeles' underserved communities, racial... more

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May 25, 2010 | 0 comments

The focus of today's conference, Improving Health Literacy in Los Angeles, was on ways in which medical providers can improve the community's understanding of health concerns and health care.

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May 25, 2010 | 0 comments

For journalists, the topic of health care disparities — particularly in Los Angeles — is a familiar concept. Exploring the discrepencies in care between various socioeconimic and ethnic groups... more

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May 25, 2010 | 0 comments

As one of the largest, most expansive cities in the country, Los Angeles faces huge challenges in getting out health-related messages that resonate with the city's myriad cultures. Lack of health... more

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