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March 16, 2009 | 0 comments

Health care reporters know how rarely hospitals suspend a doctor's privileges. Those rights are granted and revoked by other doctors, and doctors are loathe to set a precedent by saying a botched... more

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March 11, 2009 | 0 comments

One would think that everything that could possibly be said about lead poisoning has been printed, broadcast and e-mailed around the globe countless times.

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March 09, 2009 | 0 comments

Sometimes, all a doctor with a checkered past wants is some peace and quiet.

Dr. Paul William Anderson had a little trouble with a medical malpractice lawsuit in Nebraska. The Medical Board... more

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March 05, 2009 | 0 comments

Update: Dr. Gupta removed himself from the list of candidates on March 5, telling CNN's Larry King, "I think for me it really came down to a sense of timing more than anything else. This... more

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February 27, 2009 | 0 comments

When more than half of American families sampled in a recent poll say they're skimping on medical care to save money, that's a story by any measure - and one that's easy to localize. A new... more

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January 28, 2009 | 0 comments

While reading New York Times health reporter Tara Parker-Pope's recent ... more

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October 02, 2008 | 0 comments

Journalists are using geographic information software (GIS) to map data for stories and graphics about toxic health threats, prescription medicine abuse and EMS response times. Here are more ideas... more

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February 12, 2004 | 0 comments

How access to death certificates helped one reporter get crucial medical details right in covering the potentially preventable death of a hiker.

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December 17, 2002 | 0 comments
COVID-19 has put the spotlight on health care data like no other public health crisis. One of the untold stories certainly to emerge is how electronic health record (EHR) systems held up during the... more

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