Health Care Writer, Providence Journal, Providence Journal
Health care writer, Providence Journal. Board member, Association of Health Care Journalists. Open government advocate. Skeptic. Enthusiast.
healthjournalism.org — 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 social media efforts of AHCJ and assists with the editing and production of association guides, programs and newsletters. Seven patients in Tennessee are sick after injections from a compounding pharmacy, health officials say.
heraldnews.com — The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues will headline Block-a-Palooza on South Main Street this summer. The band is seen here in this file photo. The Narrows Center for the Arts has a cool lineup of entertainers this summer and things are going to get even cooler at the Narrows around the beginning of August when the venue becomes air conditioned.
adelehorin.com.au — She's the smartest woman I know. She loves nothing better than to apply her brilliant, analytical mind to a complex problem. She's re-structured major businesses and she's run her own; she's even helped re-structure a national sporting code. So how come she's been out of work? She's in her mid-60s that's why.
bostonglobe.com — In an eerie echo of last year's national fungal meningitis outbreak, the US Food and Drug Administration warned Friday that an injectable steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy in Tennessee has caused problems for at least seven people. The patients received doses of methylprednisolone acetate -- the same drug that caused the fatal outbreak last year.
huffingtonpost.com — One look at a creation by Seulbi Kim, a student of industrial design at Rhode Island School of Design, and we're smacking our heads thinking, "Why didn't we think of that?" Kim's Togo Burger is a folding cardboard caddy that allows an entire fast food meal to be held with one hand.
foxnews.com — As part of an effort to increase blood donations both in the United States and in countries where blood shortages are much more severe and often deadly, a group of researchers is encouraging the World Health Organization (WHO) and other blood collection agencies to reconsider stances opposing gift or monetary incentives for blood donation.
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