Andis Robeznieks covers public health and wellness, military and veterans healthcare, academic medical centers, and healthcare construction and design. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2005, he was the ethics and patient safety and quality reporter for American Medical News, the weekly newspaper published by the American Medical Association. He has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's in journalism from Eastern Illinois University.
November 18, 2015
Residents in 27 of the nation's big cities are experiencing lower rates of cancer, diabetes and motor vehicle-accident deaths in 2012 compared with 2007, though African-Americans have not shared in many of these gains, according to a Big Cities Health Coalition report.
November 17, 2015
After a yearslong epidemic where men were treated for a cancer that might never have caused them a problem, providers are decreasing their use of the prostate-specific antigen screening test. The number of diagnosed cases has gone down during the same period, according to two studies published Tuesday in JAMA.