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Cruise ship quarantined over measles concerns

The Freewinds, with approximately 300 crew members and passengers, has been quarantined in a port in the Caribbean island’s capital since officials discovered the person on board has the highly contagious disease, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James. On Thursday, the ship’s doctor requested 100 doses of the measles vaccine, according to a… Read More »

SA concerned over ambulance care

Nine patients died last year because of adverse incidents involving the South Australian ambulance service. SA Health Minister Stephen Wade says a review of the service was “incredibly concerning” after it found there was a lack of response by staff to abnormal observations and to clinical risks. The review found some officers had failed to… 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 »