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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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The death certificate helps tells a fuller story of Bill Paxton’s final days. Reporters should make a habit of seeking them out, since they can be revealing repositories of information.
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After Reynolds' death, the media gathered around the idea of “broken heart syndrome.” Who called up neurologists to ask how to recognize or prevent a stroke? Practically no one.
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Preliminary findings from the completed INTERSTROKE study, presented for the first time this week at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology, include new and important results. INTERSTROKE evaluates the importance of risk factors for stroke.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines. They are an egregious example of much that is wrong with medicine today.

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 Marketed to men, testosterone is supposed to be a way to stay young and virile. Marketed to women, it is supposed to be a way to recapture waning sexual desire and boost the libido.

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Despite media exposes and a public backlash, a lot of meat and seafood is treated with less than savory methods to keep it looking fresh.

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The Affordable Care Act establishes national standards for health insurance benefits. Should the standards be different for children than for adults? Here are the lessons that 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow Elaine Korry learned during her reporting for The California Report.

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Annually, Medicare pays about $6 million for telehealth services, according to the IOM. In comparison, Medicare paid over $3 billion to providers participating in Electronic Health Record incentive programs from 2011 to 2012.

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We don’t know for certain how many people are dying from different types of strokes in the United States, in part because nobody is checking. And that's bad for our health.

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