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October 30, 2009 | 0 comments

Evan George graduated with a history degree from Occidental College. His mentor was legendary Los Angeles Times writer... more

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October 28, 2009 | 0 comments

All Dr. Narinder Kumar had to do to stay in practice was make one phone call a day.

The phone call was a little unusual but straightforward. Kumar, a pediatrician in Davenport, Iowa, had to... more

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October 27, 2009 | 0 comments

On Monday, I listened in on a telephone press briefing on the impact of national health reform on Californians. The briefing, sponsored by the California advocacy group Health Access, highlighted... more

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October 26, 2009 | 0 comments

The goal was anything but modest. On Monday, 22 leaders from San Francisco Bay Area public health and journalism circles gathered in Oakland to brainstorm about ways to transform the way... more

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October 26, 2009 | 0 comments

Comprehensive immigration reform hasn't happened since 1986, when the Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA) was passed. Now immigration reform is in the air once again - with President Obama... more

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October 26, 2009 | 1 comments

Employees everywhere sleep a little easier knowing that their company covers the bulk of the cost of their disability insurance. If they are hit by a car or fall of their roof or incur some other... more

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October 23, 2009 | 0 comments

Career archivist Kim Klausner takes her roles as a historian and as a public health advocate equally seriously. As the Industry Documents Digital Libraries Manager for the University of California... more

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October 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a (belated) wrap-up of the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco earlier this month, and some fodder for future stories.

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October 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Prostate cancer affects 80% of men around the world. It's the second most common cancer in men after long cancer also, according to The National Cancer Institute is the most common cancer among... more

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October 19, 2009 | 0 comments

A colleague of mine, Dave Wasson, came back from a reporting conference once and passed on a bit of wisdom he had picked up: "If you ever hear someone say that something is a win-win, you know... more

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October 16, 2009 | 0 comments

Perhaps more than anyone who has ever written about ghostwriting in medical literature, Kim Klausner knows where the bodies are buried. Klausner is the Industry Documents Digital Libraries... more

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October 14, 2009 | 3 comments

Dr. Cleveland Enmon, the Stockton physician accused of stealing a retired police officer's watch as the officer was dying, may have learned by example.

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October 13, 2009 | 0 comments

Before describing a few stories that have not received much play in the media, I'd like to mention a few publications by my Urban Institute colleagues that provide useful state and local... more

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October 12, 2009 | 0 comments

Ambitious stories will tackle critical community health issues such as industrial contamination, the environmental factors that contribute to obesity, and the underlying causes of health... more



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