Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for "Best Topical Reporting" from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

‘Bedside Entertainment Theater’ Used to Calm Kids Before Surgery

Surgery can make anyone anxious, but it is especially hard for young children. Kids going into surgery may be separated from their parents for the first time in a frightening new environment, and they may not understand what’s happening. “For many families and kids, this is one of the most stressful Read More … Source:: … Continue reading ‘Bedside Entertainment Theater’ Used to Calm Kids Before Surgery →

Theranos Lab License Yanked, Elizabeth Holmes Suspended for 2 Years

The blood-testing company Theranos last night announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services had revoked the company’s license to operate its Newark, California lab and barred its founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, from owning, operating or directing a lab for two years. CMS also cancelled the Read More … Source:: Future of You … Continue reading Theranos Lab License Yanked, Elizabeth Holmes Suspended for 2 Years →