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August 20, 2009 | 0 comments

Original post on KQED's Bay Area Bites blog. Spinach, alfalfa sprouts, peanut butter, beef...almost... more

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August 19, 2009 | 2 comments

If DesignWrite, the medical communications firm that has been ghostwriting articles on behalf of drug giant Wyeth, were an elementary school student, it would have a stack of papers heavy with... more

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August 18, 2009 | 0 comments

The always provocative New Scientist magazine has a fascinating, if unscientific,... more

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August 13, 2009 | 0 comments

Given the seemingly never-ending national news blitz about health reform town halls, it's easy to forget that California's dramatic health care budget cuts still are moving forward.

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August 09, 2009 | 0 comments

The New York Times and the medical journal PloS Medicine won an incredible victory for patients and for health writers last week... more

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August 05, 2009 | 0 comments

The doors are open at the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California, 2009 Excellence in Journalism Competition.

From chapter president Ricardo Sandoval:

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August 04, 2009 | 1 comments

Anesthesiologists everywhere cringed when they heard the news that Michael Jackson was found... more

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August 04, 2009 | 0 comments

Former California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows are picking up awards and nods all over the western United States this year. Here are some highlights from the award-winning reporting... more

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August 02, 2009 | 0 comments

Pia Christensen of the Association of Health Care Journalists responded to an earlier blog post that I had essentially ignored some good reporting on the... more



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