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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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UC Irvine recently announced a $200 million gift to establish a new college of integrative medicine. The press coverage revealed a long-running bias from the media toward alternative therapies, one supporter argues.
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Both explicit racism and microaggressions can hurt the health and well-being of people of color, writes psychologist Gina Torino.
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For two decades, New America Media nurtured journalists for ethnic media outlets and helped make the concerns of America’s ethnic communities part of the national conversation.
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Losing a baby is the most tragic of human experiences. Whether we lose a child during pregnancy, or from unexpected complications after the baby is born–the grief and pain need to be addressed. If not, they’ll likely resurface, wreaking havoc on our mental health....

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The notorious 6-month wait imposed on patients suffering from liver failure caused by alcohol use disorder has fallen to a court challenge in Ontario, Canada.
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Houstonians may experience a public health crisis many orders of magnitude worse than the aftermath of other major storms.
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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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