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Center for Health Journalism Member Blog

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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Pediatric neuropathologist Dr. Waney Squier has distilled decades of professional and personal experience into a potent and provocative TEDx talk, “I believed in Shaken Baby Syndrome until science showed I was wrong.”

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Two of the country's leading researchers and a top reporter on gun violence in the U.S. discuss how to cover the epidemic of violence as an urgent and overlooked public health problem.
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Before, LA's community clinics had to have a face-to-face visit to get paid for caring for some of the county's poorest, sickest residents. A new model gives clinics a monthly amount per patient, allowing for better care, leaders say.
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Expanding access to mental health care is not a prescription for preventing mass shootings, say two psychiatrists. Only confronting the easy availability of guns can achieve that.
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Growth in health care employment will fluctuate but the long-range trend is decidedly upward, as these seven signs suggest.
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One of the busiest free clinics in the state of North Carolina closed its doors in 2016. A reporter decided to find out what that meant for the health of the county's disproportionately poor residents.
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The Trump Administration’s announcement that it will look favorably upon Medicaid waivers to require employment or “community engagement” has drawn much criticism, as well as a lawsuit, for its seeming incompatibility with the purposes of health coverage. But for those who are familiar with the long

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We recently spoke with Brenda Woods-Placky, director of the Climate Matters program at Climate Central, to discuss how journalists can best report on the science and health impact of climate change.
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In a recent New York Times magazine piece, and in her new book, An American Sickness, Elisabeth Rosenthal tells the story of Wanda Wickizer, who in 2013, while uninsured, experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage. After treatment at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Wickizer was billed $285,507

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Review: Mental Health, Inc. exposes how various entities - from indifferent professional associations and pharmaceutical-subsidized patient advocacy groups to government regulators - enable Pharma's worst excesses.



Are you a journalist who wants your work to make a difference?  Apply now for our all-expenses-paid National Fellowship, which provides reporting grants of $2,000 to $10,000 to 20 journalists from around the country (and community engagement grants of up to $2,000 for five), six months of expert mentoring.  Deadline: March 23.


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