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There are a lot of ways to work in health news and information beyond general interest journalism. Learn about a career in medical copy-editing from Katharine O'Moore-Klopf, who has been helping medical professionals and researchers write about their work for 16 years. 

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How one journalist tackled a project on childhood obesity:

 

"I learned a ton, but I can’t say I’d wish this experience on my worst enemy. Did I mention it’s a broad topic?"

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The high costs of chronic pain, a ruling for health reform, the dangers of traditional Chinese medicine and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The Drug Industry Document Archive have has some incredible documents on the antidepressant Paxil that provide windows into a previously closed-off world.

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Health reporters and correspondents are in high demand this week, particularly on the East Coast. This edition of Health Media Jobs and Opportunities features an array of opportunities for health journalists at print, online and newswire organizations. And as always, we've included most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Childhood diseases rise along with vaccine exemptions, comic strips and medicine, the benefits of private hospital rooms and more from our Daily Briefing.

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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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It might be roof-top green space. Perhaps a reconfiguration of streets that permits walkable medians and wide bike lanes. Or it could be a supercharging of current joint-use plans between cities and school districts.

The most likely scenario would be a combination of these solutions and many more as community leaders in North Orange County try to overcome a dearth of city parkland.

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Santa Ana's childhood obesity rates are among the highest in Orange County. Neighborhood advocates have complained bitterly about what they say is a lack of official effort to create adequate places for the city's children to play, and an entrenched deference to developers.

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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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