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Health Journalism 2016: Conference Coverage

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Video from the conference:

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy speaks at the awards luncheon

Murthy takes questions from health journalists after his prepared remarks

Introductory remarks from participants of the roundtable, "Covering the health angles of cities facing crises:"

Tweets from the conference:


From Covering Health:

Health officials talk about cities in crisis, disparities in health

Dental study backs up surgeon general's concerns about excessive opioid use

Panel offers ideas on uncovering true costs of health care

Panelists agree HIPAA privacy rule is outdated

Journalists explain how freelancers can add audio, video to boost pitches – and income

Flaws, limits and conflicts: Tips to find study pitfalls

Health care and the ‘tyranny’ of place

Telemedicine: New ways to deliver care and how to report on it 

Choices earlier in life are key to aging well, retaining functional ability

Using quality ratings in reporting on health care

Hungry for weight loss: Challenges and hope in the battle against obesity

Murthy to release first surgeon general report on substance abuse, addiction and health

VA official addresses journalists in wake of critical article 

Access denied? Look for other, sometimes less traditional, ways to find sources

Media can make a difference in veterans’ health, #AHCJ16 panelists say

Covering sports concussions: Some takeaways from the #AHCJ16 panel

Mental trauma is everywhere, panelists tell AHCJ members

Journalists learn tips for covering emerging infectious diseases

Update on VA response to wait times recalls Shulkin’s #AHCJ16 comments

Other Health Journalism 2016 coverage

The endless after-war, San Antonio Express-News

Health care price estimates are wild guesses, Forbes

As Obamacare Doctor Networks Narrow, Telehealth Wants To Get In, Forbes            

VA on clock to improve wait times, access for patients, Buffalo Business First

VA promises veterans same day appointments,

Top VA Health Care Official Announces Initiatives and Progress Made to Improve Access to Care, eNews Park Forest           

Health spending growth stays below 5 percent, Politico

Surgeon General Concerned About Physician Burnout, MedPage Today

VA on clock to improve wait times, access for patients, Buffalo Business First

VA promises veterans same day appointments,

Top VA Health Care Official Announces Initiatives and Progress Made to Improve Access to Care, eNews Park Forest           

Concussions in the NFL: A player tells his story, Center for Health Journalism

Proper pen makes it easier for reporters to take notes, Rochester, N.Y., Democrat and Chronicle 

How do you find out the price of your health care?, Rochester, N.Y., Democrat and Chronicle

Five cool things I learned last week, Indianapolis Business Journal  

Helping Sex Assault Victims Find Justice, The Crime Report

Sorry, Trump And Cruz: The Next President Won't Be Able To Dismantle Obamacare, Forbes

Flaws, limits, and conflicts: Tips to find study pitfalls, Hilda Bastian's Statistically Funny

Love of the game keeps NFL free agent Cribbs 'dying' to play, despite concussion history, (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Health-care costs are big business, Toledo Blade 

Stayin' Alive CPR Kiosk Offers Free Hands On Training,

Why the U.S. doctor shortage is getting worse, Fox Business

Parents grateful for medical pot OK, but some doctors want more research, Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item

Covering Zika; uncovering research pitfalls, IQ Solutions

Medical Schools Transform Teaching Methods to Strengthen, Sharpen Health Care Workforce, California Health Care Foundation

U.S. Surgeon General: Addiction An Illness, Not A Moral Failing, Florida Health News

VA looks to spread Madison initiative nationwide, Wisconsin Health News

U.S. Surgeon General: Addiction a disease, not a moral failing,

NewsPro, featuring the conference 

Healthy Living Special: Surgeon General Talks on Current State of Health in the US, Time Warner Cable News, Buffalo, N.Y.

Initiatives, progress made to improve veterans’ access to care, The Pagosa (Colo.) Spring Gazette 

Can Philadelphia's David Shulkin cure the VA?, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Opioids, heroin make drug abuse everyone's problem, Rochester, N.Y., Democrat and Chronicle

How sick must hepatitis C patients be to get help?, The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Pulse: Teaching Anatomy With, Or Without, The Body, Rhode Island Public Radio

The opioid crisis and physician burnout: A tale of two epidemics, Harvard Health Blog

Why has Oklahoma's public health community been silent on gun deaths?, The Oklahoman

Madison VA has new facilities, longer wait times, Wisconsin State Journal

With Safety In Mind, Kansas Changes Football Practice Rules, KHI News Service

‘Shark Tank’ VA Pharm Finalists Help PCPs Focus on Acute Care, Pharmacy Practice News