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It can be uncomfortable asking people about their finances. In journalism, though, there is an obligation not only to ask, but to ask for proof — especially with clinical trials.

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Global health journalist Sam Loewenberg is passionate about his work. But if you really want to get a rise out of him, ask him to talk about how media organizations treat freelance journalists trying to do serious journalism.  

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A San Francisco-based entrepreneur conceptualized the idea behind Verbally - an application that allows people suffering from speech disabilities to use their iPads to communicate - while watching his aunt Nirmala Godhwani struggle to speak after she was diagnosed with ALS.

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Recounting a tornado's path through Joplin's hospital, hospitals sanctioned in California, and seniors loading up on caffeinated energy drinks, plus 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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Journalist Lisa Jones muses on covering Native American health issues and remembers her friend Stanford Addison.

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It's third period at Castlemont Business and Information Technology School in East Oakland. A visitor begins a discussion about poverty, bad food and crime. Tough times? Tough streets? These high school students aren't stressing.

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The issue of homeless people drinking themselves to death on a sidewalk is one that unites and divides communities in unpredictable ways. Could a "wet house" be the answer in your city?

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Devaugndre Broussard grew up in three violent neighborhoods: San Francisco's Bayview-Hunter's Point and Western Addition and Richmond's Iron Triangle. His mother went to prison for drug sales when he was only 10 months old. She went back to prison several times while he grew up, sending him to a series of foster homes. A girlfriend who attended some of Broussard's early court appearances told the Chauncey Bailey Project this might've set the tone for his life. He's one of many people she knows who lived in foster homes where "parents" were more interested in the monthly county check than in their foster kids.

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Some folks won't need a flu shot this year, allergies on the rise, and prospects for Medicaid cost-cutting, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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