Research roundups, tip sheets, articles and explainers related to health, health care and health equity

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How they did it: STAT reporters expose how ailing seniors suffer when Medicare Advantage plans use algorithms to deny care

STAT reporters Bob Herman and Casey Ross share eight reporting tips based on their four-part investigative series, which revealed that health insurance companies used a flawed computer algorithm and secret internal rules to improperly deny or limit rehab care for seriously ill older and disabled patients.

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Hope: A research-based explainer

Hope is complex, but as we embark on a challenging year of news, it’s important for journalists to learn about it. We’ve gathered several studies below to help you think more deeply about hope and recognize its role in our everyday lives.

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Seasonal holiday injuries: A research roundup

Holidays are a time for celebration, but also a source of injuries. Several research studies examine both common and uncommon types and sources of seasonal holiday injuries, which usually peak on the week after Thanksgiving and continue until the end of the year.