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Reporters offer state, local story ideas for covering ACA #ahcj15

Reporters offer state, local story ideas for covering ACA #ahcj15

Diabetes Miracle! The first day of Health Journalism 2015 featured a session “The ACA: Will it survive? And how to cover it now” with Kaiser Health News’s Julie Appleby and Vox’s Sarah Kliff. Their major themes included: Julie Appleby & Sarah Kliff The King v. Burwell Supreme Court case over federal subsidies What’s next in…

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VA secretary addresses some of department’s challenges

VA secretary addresses some of department’s challenges

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Pia ChristensenRobert McDonald More than 140 journalists at Health Journalism 2015 gathered early Friday to hear Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald – and to question him about VA policies, including the agency’s notorious opaqueness with reporters. McDonald readily acknowledged that the VA has had what he called a “Kremlin-esque” mentality, and told the…

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GPF: Identify and Control Fear [418]

GPF: Identify and Control Fear [418]

Diabetes Miracle! It’s time for “Guest Post Friday”! On Fridays, I feature thoughts from individuals who have strong input about the mental side of fitness, training and life. All the other posts on this site are written by me, so I like to highlight other viewpoints and suggestions to keep it varied. I select witty…

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Maintaining Medicaid ‘bump’ a state-by-state endeavor

Maintaining Medicaid ‘bump’ a state-by-state endeavor

Diabetes Miracle! Medicaid pay rates for doctors in many states traditionally have been extremely low – so low that most physicians didn’t want to participate in the program, or take on more Medicaid patients than they already had. Joe Moser According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicaid had paid only 59 percent of what Medicare…

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New data reveals trend in binge drinking #ahcj15

New data reveals trend in binge drinking #ahcj15

Diabetes Miracle! Pia Christensen/AHCJAli Mokdad of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington discusses new data on alcohol use in the United States. Binge drinking and heavy drinking in the United States increased significantly in recent years, particularly among women, according to a new study presented today by the Institute…

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AHCJ invites members to run for board of directors

AHCJ invites members to run for board of directors

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: FutUndBeidl via Flickr Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members for the association’s board of directors. Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms. AHCJ is built on the wisdom, experience and energy of its members. It is what makes AHCJ a professional home for so…

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How I Gave Up My Tupperware And Got My Life Back

How I Gave Up My Tupperware And Got My Life Back

Diabetes Miracle!   (Note from GGS: At Girls Gone Strong, we are huge fans of autonomy. We want women to do exactly what makes them feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled. If eating a super strict diet and always following a meal plan is something you enjoy, then by all means, go ahead. However, if you’re…

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports health journalism training efforts with $450,000 grant

Diabetes Miracle! SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the Association of Health Care Journalists, has been awarded a three-year grant of $450,000 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to continue offering training and resources for journalists covering health issues. RWJF announced the grant this…

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Positivity and Perseverance – The Killer Combo [417]

Positivity and Perseverance – The Killer Combo [417]

Diabetes Miracle! Have you ever felt like just giving up on your dreams or desires? Do you ever get discouraged when you feel like you’re falling behind, or like you just aren’t making the progress that you want to? When you feel like your goals are still way out of reach, use these 2 reminders…

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In heart of Silicon Valley, a chance to spot health gaps

In heart of Silicon Valley, a chance to spot health gaps

Diabetes Miracle! Silicon Valley is the place of tech dreams and data wonders. But the city – one of the nation’s wealthiest areas – is also home to underlying health gaps. So perhaps it’s a fitting place to also examine the haves-and-have-nots of health care at AHCJ’s annual conference this week. Sheree Crute On Saturday,…

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