We’re closing in on the end of the year and the inevitable annual lists. We thought this would be a good time to review the blog posts written this year that got the most views. It turns out they cover a wide swath of topics in health care, from careful use of language and covering studies to vaccines and caring for our aging population.
Have a look for yourself:
- Zika still a threat in Puerto Rico, but government stopped tracking it
- Aftermath of child’s death continues to highlight risks of pediatric dental anesthesia
- Identity-first vs. person-first language is an important distinction
- Writing about vaccine hesitancy? There’s a study for that
- New report paints a grim picture of older women in poverty
- A reporter went public when denied an interview. Here’s what happened next …
- Breakthrough research reveals parachutes don’t prevent death when jumping from a plane
- New bills could hinder freelancers’ work in 2020
- Updated Beers Criteria identifies risky drugs for seniors
- Medical marijuana’s popularity growing among seniors
- New law signed aims to better target Alzheimer’s prevention, treatment
- Are we facing a crisis in the direct care workforce?
- Where have all the patient safety activists gone? … Answer: They’re still around, just a bit quieter
- How are ACA’s quality measures affecting health care?
- Covering a controversial study: How to dig deep on a deadline
I’d like to add a personal acknowledgement to all of AHCJ’s past and current core topic leaders: Joanne Kenen, Judy Graham, Liz Seegert, Mary Otto, Tara Haelle, Brenda Goodman, Joe Burns, Emily Willingham, Joe Rojas-Burke, Susan Heavey, Rebecca Vesely, Bara Vaida and Cheryl Clark, as well as our new freelance correspondent, Carolyn Crist. This team works hard to put together the best and most timely resources to help their health journalism colleagues. I’d also like to thank the countless others who have contributed to healthjournalism.org and HealthBeat.
The AHCJ staff and I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to more good reporting in the new year. We will return to work and blogging on Jan. 2.