Most added sugars are consumed at home. This is more true for foods than for...– Kids consume too much added sugar: CDC looks at numbers - latimes.com
Doctor charged in nation's largest healthcare... →
Richard A. Serrano has the big story for the Los Angeles Times.
A debate on prescription sleeping pills - a behavioral study that suggests that sleeping pills should only be taken if truly necessary. (via TODAY Health: Do sleeping pills do more harm than good?)
The Global Health President →
Why Rick Santorum would be great news for the AIDS fight in Africa, by Jack C. Chow in Foreign Policy.
Dealing With Dementia Among Aging Criminals →
With a beautiful video about inmates who care for other inmates.
Senate panel OKs welfare drug testing →
A controversial move, explained by RoH member Andy Miller at Georgia Health News.
The Patient of the Future →
Fascinating portrait by RoH member Jon Cohen in Technology Review.
By declining the procedure, Dr. White informed Ms. DiFazio that she would have...– Could it be true that patients who leave the hospital risk losing insurance coverage for their stay? A doctor finds out at Costs of Care.
For decades nobody knew the reasons behind the birth of the AIDS epidemic. But...– Colonialism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago - The Washington Post
Bracelets are nice, but something as strong as a tattoo … that is a strong...– Maria Sudekum for The Associated Press: Medical tattoos offer important health information
I’m so grateful that Ronan is my child. I also wish he’d never been...– A personal story about politics and choice at Slate: Rick Santorum and prenatal testing: I would have saved my son from his suffering.
Seattle Times project investigating deadly effects... →
In the reporting duo that won the prize is RoH member Michael Berens. Congratulations!
The amendment would give expansive and explicit license to any employer, health...– The American Academy of Pediatrics; American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; Easter Seals; Families USA; the March of Dimes; the Spina Bifida Association; and other groups said in a joint statement on an amendment...
About 90 percent of Americans are overloading on... →
healthycal: “Even when the consumer reads nutritional labels it’s still very challenging (to reduce sodium intake) because it’s everywhere and in big amounts,” said Elena Kuklina, a nutritional epidemiologist for the CDC.
A simple, strapless wedding dress is what Sara, 28, settled on for her summer...– By California Health Journalism Fellow Nalea Ko for Pacific Citizen: Out of the Darkness: Asian Americans Confront the Stigma of HIV/AIDS
2012 India Summit - Panel: Medical Tourism: Can It... →
An online event moderated by RoH member Dr. Manoj Jain.
‘Theoretically the absence of sexual desire shouldn’t be a...– Thought-provoking: Among the asexuals | Life and style | The Observer
Five Questions About The Health Law’s Mandate To... →
Julie Appleby gets beyond the religious freedom debate at Kaiser Health News.
Pain patients fall victim to pill abuse →
Cris Barrish presents another side of the painkiller story from Delaware in The News Journal.
Robert Davis, President of Everwell, will be leading a workshop tomorrow morning for California Endowment Health Journal Fellows. (via Everwell)
Walkin' In LA! →
California Health Journalism Fellow Daniel Cásarez writes about a seminar field trip in his Asthma in the Valley blog.
His findings were shattering: She had, he said in a report, a personality...– A Military Diagnosis, ‘Personality Disorder,’ Is Challenged - NYTimes.com
Should all kids have their cholesterol levels... →
RoH member Dr. Darshak Sanghavi is one of the guests on a Minnesota Public Radio show.
Tumblr Staff: A New Policy Against Self-Harm Blogs →
staff: Our Content Policy has not, until now, prohibited blogs that actively promote self-harm. These typically take the form of blogs that glorify or promote anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders; self-mutilation; or suicide. These are messages and points of view that we strongly oppose, and don’t want to be hosting.
Last year, researchers examined Facebook profiles of 200 students at the...– Facebook Posts Can Offer Clues of Depression - NYTimes.com
(via NPR: Chasing disease online | Humanosphere)
Some of the survey findings were downright scary. Nearly 40 percent of the...– RoH member Anne Polta on a new survey: Afraid to err | HealthBeat
In fundamentally changing the economics of birth control, the Administration is...– Really interesting perspective by Benn Steil at Forbes, and a great headline: The Economics of President Obama’s Immaculate Contraception
Kids in these high-poverty areas are at risk for health and developmental...– Children Living in High-Poverty Communities Surged 25 Percent Over Last Decade, Report Finds | PND | Foundation Center
(via World’s First Live-Tweeted Open-Heart Surgery is a Success in Mashable)
Southern Californians at risk of death from air... →
RoH member Bernice Yeung’s story for California Watch features a simple, useful Google map.
Is sharing the bed with baby safe? →
Interesting presentation of two views on the issue by RoH member Jessica Ogilvie for the Los Angeles Times.
The condition, commonly called broken heart syndrome, is known in the medical...– Yes, you could die of a broken heart, doctors say - latimes.com
Is Gluten-Free a Fad? (via New Guide to Who Really Shouldn’t Eat Gluten - WSJ.com)
(via Safety | Everwell) Robert Davis, M.D. Ph.D., President and Editor-in-Chief of Everwell, will be speaking to California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows this weekend. The fellows will be blogging about his presentation at www.reportingonhealth.com
A small group of Montreal hackers and medical professionals will launch an...– Bridging the gap between doctors and hackers to upgrade health care - The Globe and Mail
State drug-testing bill would break new ground |... →
RoH member Andy Miller reports on changes to Medicaid and food stamps programs in his state. What are other states doing to cut costs?
Pharmacists Failed to Flag Dangerous Drugs in... →
By RoH member Laurie Udesky for The Bay Citizen
New Rules Planned on School Vending Machines -... →
An interesting issue to follow… Will the changes be made? Will they have a positive effect on children’s eating habits?