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Having grown up in a "natural is best" kind of environment, Nathanael Johnson became the family skeptic. His book looks at the polarized viewpoints in a world of "global warming, killer germs, and obesity."

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Possibilities for funding California's now useless prescription drug monitoring program range from charging drug companies a penny or less per prescription or levying a small licensing fee to medical providers and pharmacies.

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After scoring a touchdown, the son of Orange County Register humor columnist Marla Jo Fisher fainted. On game day, he was so nervous he hadn't eaten anything. Still, the coaches wouldn't let him come back to the team until he got checked out.

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Big hits are no more the culprit in the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide than they are in the ongoing story of head trauma in football.

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Over a series of posts, I’m going to try to break down some of the broad categories of data, discuss how they are used and point out some of their limitations. I’m going to cover four main areas: vital statistics, censuses, surveys, and estimates.

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It's not enough to produce a great reporting project. You've got to keep higher-ups excited about it. Here are some tips.

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Learn the latest tips for covering cancer — including important difference in types of screening — from an international journalism conference.

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Get tips for smart coverage of cancer from an international journalism conference.

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To keep your reporting projects on track, think more like a taxi driver and less like a pastry chef.

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We don’t write enough about what happens when someone is given the wrong diagnosis. Here's what you should know.

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