Jenny Gold

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As large hospital systems buy up independent medical practices, the cost of health care rises

Sep 6, 2017
Large hospital systems gobbled up independent OB/GYN practices. As competition went down, prices have gone up.
Dr. Sarah Azad examines patient Ruby Lin at her private practice in Mountain View, California. 
Jenny Gold/courtesy of KHN

Sleeping like a baby is a $325 million industry

Jan 16, 2017
Parents craving sleep are willing to try all sorts of gizmos, but experts caution against buying anything that makes claims about SIDS

Since Arlo was born three months ago his parents, Lindsay Barrick and  Jerry Talkington, haven’t gotten much sleep.
Courtesy:Lindsay Barrick

The orderly zipping around the hospital may be a robot

Feb 23, 2016
At UCSF hospital, robots drop off meals, pick up trash and save money
A hospital robot, called a Tug, enters the kitchen of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco.
Heidi de Marco/KHN

Health reform roils Downton Abbey

Feb 12, 2016
Hospital consolidation plot is historically accurate, and has parallels today.
Health policy wonks may not all agree with Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey when it comes to hospital policy, but they're fans of  her character and this season's plotline. 
Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE