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William Heisel, one of our ace story reviewers on HealthNewsReview.org, has published three pieces on disease-mongering on the Reporting on Health site.
Are we mongering disease mongering? How about health mongering? Let’s monger the word “monger”. It has such finely nuanced connotations!
This story focuses on a family that may have a rare genetic mutation that increases their risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, the “rare” part wasn’t mentioned until 1,600 words into this 2,100 word story.
While this story adequately addressed 7 of our 10 criteria, the 3 on which it missed were significant omissions, yet could have been easily addressed.
Solid medical conference reporting, with many expert interviews and good context provided. Goes far beyond the conference presentation itself.
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