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This week, we bring you a handful of openings at various health magazines. Also highlighted: opportunities with the Weight Watchers Magazine and Publishing Division, the Dow Jones healthcare beat and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. And as always, find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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On the front lines of caring for the poor, one doctor examines how proposed deep cuts to Medicaid could hurt his patients.

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A massive U.S. study of children's health gets underwway, cockroaches and asthma, ambulance diversions and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Finally, Germany's E. coli mystery solved, new Medicaid protections for gay couples, parents' vaccine worries and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Featured this week is an opportunity for a health communications professional with experience in writing for the over-65 demographic. Also, we list the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Before he was busted for prescribing drugs over the Internet, Dr. Stephen Hollis wrote 43,930 prescriptions for drugs in just one year, about about 170 scrips every workday. How is that even possible? Hollis tells me how.

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Our weekly job listings, previously found at the end of once-a-week Career GPS posts, will now be featured in their own weekly posts. This week, we've found a variety of trade publications and specialty media outlets seeking reporters to cover health care beats. Also highlighted are listings for a freelance web producer and part-time internship. In addition, please find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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How did we get to the point where we actually pay popular doctors more for our health care? No such system exists in any other professional or non-professional field. You can’t even pay your plumber less if she has a lower customer satisfaction score.

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Some local entrepreneurs have been stunned because they failed to meet all the rules for the small-business tax credits in last year's highly vaunted federal health care law to help cover their health care costs.

Despite their disappointment, they're hopeful that another part of the law, which kicks in three years from now, is well worth waiting for.

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As a Brit looking back on the AHCJ conference which ended just a week ago, I have to say that the overwhelming impression I took away was that Americans appear to love their health insurance companies more than almost anything else, and that US health journalists appear to be less critical and analytical in approaching health reform and health policy than when they report on new drugs and treatments.

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