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March 25, 2009 | 1 comments

When the recalled thousands of peanut butter products in January for fear they were tainted with salmonella, news... more

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March 23, 2009 | 0 comments

The transaction was quick.

In the parking lot of a pastry shop, a patient handed Dr. Kachun ClementYeung $400. Yeung handed the patient a prescription for 800 milligrams of OxyContin. It... more

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March 20, 2009 | 0 comments

Justina Wang at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle tackled a topic that seems to scare most local publications: food safety.

With each food poisoning scare, local reporters cover what's... more

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March 18, 2009 | 0 comments

We seem to be gripped by a national state of shock at the news that Nadya Suleman, a single mother with no job and six children, was able to have eight embryos implanted in... more

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March 16, 2009 | 0 comments

Health care reporters know how rarely hospitals suspend a doctor's privileges. Those rights are granted and revoked by other doctors, and doctors are loathe to set a precedent by saying a botched... more

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March 11, 2009 | 0 comments

One would think that everything that could possibly be said about lead poisoning has been printed, broadcast and e-mailed around the globe countless times.

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March 09, 2009 | 0 comments

Sometimes, all a doctor with a checkered past wants is some peace and quiet.

Dr. Paul William Anderson had a little trouble with a medical malpractice lawsuit in Nebraska. The Medical Board... more

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March 05, 2009 | 0 comments

Update: Dr. Gupta removed himself from the list of candidates on March 5, telling CNN's Larry King, "I think for me it really came down to a sense of timing more than anything else. This... more

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February 27, 2009 | 0 comments

When more than half of American families sampled in a recent poll say they're skimping on medical care to save money, that's a story by any measure - and one that's easy to localize. A new... more

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January 28, 2009 | 0 comments

While reading New York Times health reporter Tara Parker-Pope's recent ... more

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January 28, 2009 | 0 comments

SCHIP is !

Let the wrangling begin.

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October 02, 2008 | 0 comments

Journalists are using geographic information software (GIS) to map data for stories and graphics about toxic health threats, prescription medicine abuse and EMS response times. Here are more ideas... more

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February 12, 2004 | 0 comments

How access to death certificates helped one reporter get crucial medical details right in covering the potentially preventable death of a hiker.

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