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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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Protesters carrying swastikas and shouting words of hate are disturbing. But the construction of a community that puts people at increased risk for poorer health and a shorter life expectancy is equally troubling and must be addressed.
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Medical pricing is all smoke and mirrors and totally dishonest. In fact, there are no actual prices for medical services. Politicians avoid addressing the nation’s health cost misery by changing the subject to the system of paying medical bills - insurance.

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An over-the-top University of Iowa news release about the ability of herb compounds to "cure" disease proves itself to be another a case study on how not to promote university research.
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Research shows that working in retirement presents both financial and health advantages. What keeps some people from reaping these benefits and can companies do more to retain older workers?
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In Southern California’s Eastern Coachella Valley, "promotoras" are part of a growing effort to address environmental hazards and survey residents about their other health and housing needs.
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With no pricing mechanism for health services and no consumer protection, the GOP and Dems jointly fostered the most pernicious case of crony capitalism imaginable.

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A series of legal developments in the past few weeks highlights the devastating effects of misguided child abuse diagnoses on innocent families.

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With sharp cuts to Medicaid and meager substance abuse funding in the current versions of GOP health care reform plans, the outlook for the future of drug abuse treatment is uncertain.

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Between recent reports of industry-funded research and industry-funded journalism workshops, it feels like a sophisticated campaign by the alcohol industry to sway public opinion is underway, writes HNR's Gary Schwitzer.
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As the Salton Sea slowly dries up, an environmental health disaster is brewing. In response, the Desert Sun found new ways to report on the rising health threat to local communities.

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