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July 29, 2009 | 0 comments

It sounds like a line a standup comic might use while flailing for a laugh: "What's a guy gotta do around here to get arrested? Steal somebody's kidney?"

If you are a doctor in a hospital... more

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July 28, 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a quick roundup of recent articles localizing the potential impact of federal health reform and California's health budget cuts (see Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's additional $656 million in... more

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July 26, 2009 | 0 comments

UPDATE: The Associated Press reported Monday afternoon that Dr. Conrad Murray gave Jackson... more

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July 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Here's more coverage of the California budget cuts and their impact on health care, along with some new ideas for stories.

The general media consensus is that the state's Republicans... more

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July 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Ask your doctors about the hardest period of their lives, and they likely will say their medical residency. The hours are long. The work is mentally and physically exhausting. There's little... more

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July 15, 2009 | 4 comments

To be generous, we could say that Dr. Alexander Kalk of Creve Coeur, Mo. was a workaholic.

He literally lived in his medical office, according to the medical board in Missouri, and was so... more

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July 14, 2009 | 0 comments

I am a California Broadcast Fellow this year. For my fellowship project, I am developing three series of radio reports 1590 KLIV, an all-news radio station in San Jose, Ca. and I'm looking for... more

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July 14, 2009 | 0 comments

Often following a major journalistic investigation a governor or a senator or a president even will call for hearings or declare the creation of a blue ribbon panel to assess the situation and... more

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July 13, 2009 | 0 comments

By the time you read about the case of 9-year-old Caitlin Greenwell, unable to talk because her brain was starved of oxygen during a botched birth, you are convinced: the oversight of nurses in... more

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July 10, 2009 | 0 comments

Andrew Schneider is one of the country's most accomplished investigative journalists. His work has won not just one, but... more

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