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September 26, 2009 | 1 comments

Recently, at a meeting of social workers serving African immigrants, I brought up the issue of mental health. “We don’t have a problem with mental illness in the African community,” a caseworker... more

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September 25, 2009 | 0 comments

A little known Oregon law requires hospitals to provide written notification of serious adverse events to all victims (or families of victims). The law is largely ignored; last year 40 such... more

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September 25, 2009 | 0 comments

Clair Jordan, the executive director of the Texas Nurses Association for the past 30 years, has seen nurses in a lot of difficult situations.

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September 24, 2009 | 1 comments

An intriguing New York Times blog today highlights a geo-coded map created by... more

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September 23, 2009 | 0 comments

We've all done it at some point or another. Waking up after a fitful night of sleep, we've pumped ourselves full of caffeine and sugar to get through the day. Despite our efforts, we remain on the... more

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September 23, 2009 | 3 comments

Nurses have one of the toughest jobs in health care.

Anyone who has delivered a baby in a hospital knows how much work they do, only to see all the credit go to the doctor who comes in for... more

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September 23, 2009 | 0 comments

The year 2010 will mark an important milestone: the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Through photos, audio and video clips and thoroughly-reported copy my project, "The Children of Katrina... more

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September 22, 2009 | 0 comments

I'm thrilled to have been selected to receive a Dennis A. Hunt Health Journalism grant, and look forward to meeting my fellow fellows at the upcoming October conference. As a freelancer, this... more

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September 22, 2009 | 0 comments

The thought-provoking group blog on public health, , has a worthwhile... more

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September 22, 2009 | 0 comments

The number of parks, fresh food stores, bicycle and jogging paths are influencing the spread of obesity and diabetes, particularly in minority communities, according to popular and scientific... more

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September 21, 2009 | 0 comments

As Congress considers a major overhaul of the U.S. health care system, Health Dialogues examines how the new state budget will affect health care closer to home. Will kids in low income families... more

Picture of William Heisel
September 21, 2009 | 2 comments

When historians write the history of ghostwriting in U.S. medicine, they will mark Sept. 17, 2009 as pivotal.

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September 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a quick description of my fellowship project:

The working title is "Unequal care: An investigation of health-care disparities in Wisconsin." By many measures, Wisconsin residents... more

Picture of Jeff  Kelly Lowenstein
September 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Reading some books is like feeling a cool breeze wash over you on a sun-dappled beach as waves gently lap nearby.

The whole effect is soothing, restorative, healing.

But then there... more

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September 19, 2009 | 0 comments

Although gangs and gang violence have been reconceived in recent years as a public health problem requiring systemic cures---there is far less agreement on what those cures might be. While... more

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