Tag Archives: Attention

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 »

Skullcap: Why This Hooded Herb Deserves Your Attention

Upon hearing the word “skullcap,” some people remember the hat that the pope of the Catholic church wears during public appearances. However, skullcap can also refer to two herbs: American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis). Although these skullcap plants come from the same family, they aren’t interchangeable, and have differences in terms… Read More »