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Join Dr. Robert Smith with the American Cancer Society and Dr. Chris Flowers with UCSF to discuss the science behind the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines. Log on at

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At ReportingonHealth, we aim to provide useful resources to members from a variety of sources. In that spirit, here are three fellowship opportunities that might interest you. Attend a conference, or become a fellow-in-residence at a university. Either way, if you are interested in these programs, apply soon.

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Hear what teens across California have to say about their own health and where they go for information.

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Producer Nick Vidinsky sits down with a group of students at the Phillip and Sala Burton High School in San Francisco, to talk about their hopes, their fears and their health. What are they concerned about, and to whom do they turn for help? Plus, hear what teens across California have to say about their own health and where they go for information.


Climb aboard the Teen Health Van, a free traveling clinic serving homeless and uninsured youth in the Bay Area.

Click here to view an audio slideshow of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Teen Health Van in action.



Teen Health Van slide show produced by Shuka Kalantari

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Over five days, Colorado Public News examines how Grand Junction, Colo. has emerged as a model of low-cost, high-quality, near-universal healthcare. Part 1 details how health care professionals and leaders have built a system with an emphasis on primary care and prevention.

About halfway through my October trip to Grand Junction, Colorado to see if the community's unusual health-care model could or should be replicated, I got so enthused about the possibilities that I had to keep close tabs on my objectivity.

I settled for a package that presents the Grand Junction model as an intriguing possibility, while including skeptics and naysayers.

As Congress slugs it out over health-care reform this week, hopeful eyes are on Grand Junction, CO., where low-cost, high-quality near-universal health care is the norm.

You can find my new five-part series on Grand Junction’s health care system here.  

The doctors in Grand Junction, a western Colorado city of 53,000, say their system can become a national model, and there are doctors in dozens of communities ready to replicate the system that uses a non-profit insurance provider but allows doctors to work for profit.

Even the predawn day began a little differently. The shrill distant stadium cheers of hundreds of Haitian roosters sounded oddly synchronized, as though perhaps they were doing the wave. There were more dogs keeping the beat with incessant, rhythmic barking.

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