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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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The cost of aging in America is outrageous, as journalist Andrew Lam's family has come to learn. And the costs aren't just financial — caring for aging family members requires tremendous human capital as well.
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Doctors have a privileged view of the true impact of guns, since they're on the frontlines of treating victims. Now, physicians across the country are starting to share stories of the trauma they've seen firsthand.
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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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Much direct-to-consumer drug advertising makes a mockery of the entire U.S. health care system by aggressively seeking people who are not sick to "treat" while millions who really are sick but for whom there is no profit in treating are ignored

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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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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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