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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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Mike Hixenbaugh shares how he and Charlie Ornstein exposed the unusually high rate of deaths and complications at one of the country’s best known heart transplant programs.
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“Children get the best care possible, no doubt,” says the head of the Sickle Disease Foundation of California. “It’s when that child becomes an adult — that’s when they fall into a black hole.”
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We're asking distinguished reporters to highlight an issue or story that is either being missed entirely or underreported by the media.
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Local politicians have long tried to find ways to better serve residents of this poorer, unincorporated section of Sonoma. Two reporters are now asking whether annexation can improve health.
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It was a vexing data riddle: Were opioids leading seniors to commit suicide? Or did they have major health problems that led them to take their lives?
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Syringe exchanges and overdose kits aren’t always reaching poor and rural Californians, but advocates of the harm reducation approach are trying to make that happen.
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Physician burnout is an intense, personal response to systemic problems bedeviling health care. The solution lies in restoring meaning and human connections to medicine.
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It's been nine years since Congress approved $40 billion in incentives to spur adoption of electronic medical records. What have we achieved? Rampant frustration among docs and patients, for starters.
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Reporter Rachel Crosby was relaxing at home when she caught wind of the festival shooting on Twitter. Within minutes, her editor dispatched her to the scene.
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Pharmacy deserts are a growing problem in Chicago. Tribune reporter Eseosa Olumhense discusses how she reported on the worrying trend.

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