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6 reasons journalists should just say no to Mayo Clinic’s latest journalism ‘residency’ program

The Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus will host a journalism “residency.” Craving a trip to Florida in February? If you’re a journalist, the Mayo Clinic has you covered. Once again Mayo is extending an offer to educate health care journalists, this time with what it’s calling a “residency” scheduled for Feb. 24-28 at the Mayo Clinic… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Female journalists shine a light on the sometimes-deadly process of giving birth

“Why giving birth in the U.S. is surprisingly deadly” is part of National Geographic’s special-edition, single-topic issue on “The Future of Medicine,” available online now and on newsstands Dec. 21. Rachel Jones was the ninth of her mother’s 10 children, but she never thought to ask about her birth. Growing up poor in Cairo, Illinois,… Read More »