Could heart scans help identify people who don’t need to take statins? This well-written story checks most of our boxes and provides an optimal blend of optimism and skepticism regarding this approach.
Though it does at times succumb to the temptation to overstate the results of this research, this news release overall was thoughtful and provides most of the information people should know about the small weight loss study that’s described.
This is a solid look at an emerging and important topic.
If a news release is going to urge women to get regular mammograms starting at age 40, it should quantify the benefits of starting at that age and discuss the potential downsides.
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