If you have a mailbox, there’s a good chance that you’ve received a letter from Peggy Fleming urging you to get some health screening scans to help prevent strokes.
I did – and I blogged about it six months ago.
Now Jeff Baillon of KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul shows once again how TV news can do a good job of educating consumers on tough health care issues like the overselling of such screening tests.
(Note: the TV station no longer provides the video of the story on its website. That is unfortunate.)
This is an 8 1/2 minute report. Granted, this station has a one-hour newscast. But what a tribute to this news team to find the time and to make the investment to dig into health care claims as they have done.
(Disclosure: Baillon was a student in my health journalism seminar last Fall.)