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Covering Florence: Resources on hurricanes and natural disasters

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

Those living in North Carolina, South Carolina and southern Virginia are in the bull’s-eye of Hurricane Florence. Given the forecast for excessive flooding, it is likely people in those states will be dealing with the aftermath for awhile.

Even if you’re not reporting on an affected location, this may be a good time to ask some questions of your local public health leaders and write about disaster preparedness issues. Continue reading

Delirium tip sheet looks at this problem in hospitalized older adults

Liz Seegert

About Liz Seegert

Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University and co-produces the HealthCetera podcast.

Photo: Sheila via Flickr

Delirium is a more common occurrence than many may realize, especially among hospital patients.

Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial because delirium is linked with increased mortality, longer hospital stays, a need for more nursing care, higher rates of nursing home placement and increased risk of developing dementia after a delirium episode. Continue reading

New AHCJ board to be seated July 1

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

Carrie Feibel

Carrie Feibel

Carrie Feibel, health editor at KQED-San Francisco, joins five incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2018-19 board of directors.

Incumbents starting a new term include Julie Appleby, M.P.H., Kaiser Health News; Scott Hensley, NPR; Tony Leys, Des Moines Register; Ivan Oransky, M.D., NYU’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute; and Sabriya Rice, Dallas Morning News.

Read more about the board of directors.

 

Princeton remembers health economist Reinhardt

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

Uwe Reinhardt was a keynote speaker at Health Journalism 2009.

On April 21, Princeton held a memorial for Princeton University health economist Uwe Reinhardt – the university reached out specifically to invite AHCJ members. Prominent author and economist Paul Krugman has published his comments from the memorial in The New York Times. On “The Incidental Economist” blog, Austin Frakt recounted what he learned about Reinhardt at the memorial and includes photos of the program. Continue reading