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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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July 08, 2009 | 0 comments

If you, like me, were wondering how a guy like Dr. Conrad Murray, who had not bothered keeping up with his studies enough to continue his certification as a cardiologist, could become the... more

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July 07, 2009 | 0 comments

The CDC today launched a Web-based environmental public health tracking network that could be a fantastic resource for journalists looking for stories in their state or county.

I say "... more

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July 06, 2009 | 0 comments

The illegal use and sale of prescription drugs is not just a topic for Michael Jackson headlines. A fact sheet from the... more

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July 06, 2009 | 0 comments

Think about what it takes to obtain a medical license. Some states' licensing boards will rubber stamp a license from another state but others, like California's, require a lot of hoops.

... more

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July 03, 2009 | 0 comments

Misadministration. When a physician has made a horrible mistake with wide-ranging ramifications, the terms "negligence," "malpractice" even "incompetence" might come to mind. Now this wonderful... more

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July 02, 2009 | 0 comments

The Washington Post's newsroom is in an uproar today after the political news website Politico.com broke a shocking story:... more

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July 01, 2009 | 1 comments

Within hours of the news breaking about Michael Jackson's death, attention started to turn toward one of the only eyewitnesses to the event: his personal physician.

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June 30, 2009 | 0 comments

A new Institute of Medicine report offers some excellent fodder for stories on "comparative effectiveness research," which examines... more

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June 29, 2009 | 0 comments

New York state has an interesting job that is foreign to most other states, the office of the Medicaid Inspector General. Lucky for health writers,... more

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