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The use of crowdfunding to cover medical costs has grown rapidly in recent years. The trend provides insights into gaps in health coverage, but also poses some problems health reporters should keep in mind.
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Finding and analyzing data for your health stories can be daunting. The new "Health is Everything" e-book can help you do it right.

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Takeaways from the comprehensive report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and what we can learn about health media from their data.

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In today's Daily Briefing, studies and statistics show us surprising things about health. In the "health by zip code" files, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released their second annual county health rankings. Janice Simmons at FierceHealthcare introduces the report and Marketplace reports that the healthiest county in the country actually doesn't have great health care options.

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Serious depression is a growing problem for multicultural seniors. But unlike older whites, ethnic people 50-plus are blocked from treatment by poverty, limited or no insurance, lack of programs geared for them—and the stigma of mental problems that permeates many cultures. New America media senior editor Paul Kleyman reports his series on mental challenges for ethnic seniors.

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There’s hardly a health story out there that cannot benefit from some good data – from estimates of the number of elderly Americans to hospital quality ratings for your community.

This article will help you find useful databases and offer guidance on how to use them accurately. The first pa

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