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The Center for Health Journalism invites journalists, policy thinkers and medical professionals to share their perspectives with our diverse and interdisciplinary community. Our member blog captures a range of perspectives on health, health policy and health journalism. Interested in blogging? Reach out to [email protected].

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The microbiome field is full of association stories, and it's easy for journalists to fall into the trap of mistaking correlation for causation when reporting on exciting research findings.
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In reporting on complex disease outbreaks, it's worth examining deeper narratives that go beyond the convenient anecdote, writes journalist Lara Salahi.
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“I just felt like my doctor didn’t hear me ... and I felt like she had blinders on,” one woman said.
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Last February, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two weeks later, it was removed by an incredibly skilled surgical team at UCSF. The surgery was the easy part.
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When I set out early this year to uncover gaps in mental health care services in one Bay Area county, I was utterly unprepared for just how deep the problems ran.
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As California faces a statewide shortage of physicians, there’s one area that will be hit especially hard: the large collection of cities, suburbs and rural areas that make up Southern California’s Inland Empire.
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Can't find the data you need? Consider collecting it yourself, as reporter Sandy Mazza did through low-cost air monitors placed at homes around LA's ports.
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While the Associated Press started advising reporters to avoid the word “commit” when covering suicide several years ago, many journalists and the public have yet to embrace the shift in language.
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A reporter discovers firsthand the darker side of living in Northern California's seemingly idyllic Mendocino County.
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A few things journalists should keep in mind while covering issues related to disability, which often don't get enough press.

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