Posted by Gary Schwitzer in Health care journalism
William Heisel, smart guy and good journalist, posts some of his health journalism faves of the past year.
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Meeting most of our criteria for quality health journalism, this solid Wall Street Journal “Aches and Claims” column helps readers sort out research on a potential cholesterol-lowing supplement.
This is the second Medical News Today story that we’ve reviewed in as many weeks that relies almost entirely on a news release. We hope that’s not the start of a pattern.Medical News Today
This insightful piece explores the cost-benefit tradeoffs of Mohs surgery — a procedure that involves excising cancerous skin tumors and immediately examining them with a microscope to confirm that the entire tumor is removed. But it’s a bit one-sided: the story does not address the harms and limitations of the procedure. And the cost issues raised by the story are not as thoroughly explored as we’d have liked.
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