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Each week I post a story from around the state of Pennsylvania to see how the new healthcare law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) will impact them. Check out this week's story about Linda, "The Healthcare Serf".

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The Asian Pacific American community includes more than 100 languages/dialects and some 45 different ethnic subgroups, complicating the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

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With no licensing or certification, anyone can practice in-home elder care in California—and in wealthy Marin, opportunity for fraud abounds.

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Unnecessary angioplasties, friendlier relations between insurers and care providers, hospitals that cater to the patient rather than focusing purely on the disease, and more from our Daily Briefing. 

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Opportunities to blog, edit or research topics in health. Also, check out the "Medicine in the Media Course".

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Consumers Union takes up my challenge to help put hospital-acquired infections on the map — literally. 

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Missed Coachella Live? Health journalists have their own version this week at the Association of Health Care Journalists Conference in Atlanta. Here's a preview.

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Hospitals across the country are using near-total discretion in the way they disclose infections that occur as a result of surgeries, cause over 8,000 deaths annually in the U.S., and cost an additional $10 billion per year to the healthcare system, a new study underscoring the need for public reporting standards has found.

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Going into the second day of oral arguments before the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of the reform law, a new round of polling suggests that antipathy toward that buzzphrase — "individual mandate" — comes from a slim majority of the public.

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Health reform goes to the Supreme Court, environmental health woes in Mecca, and possible new regulation for Calif. medical marijuana users, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors and a social media consultant to join its team. Learn more about the positions and apply.

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