Category: Risk communication


Let me count the ways I’m troubled by this NBC “cookies & cancer” story

2 9/6/2013

A patient’s perspective on an NIH/NCI news release – a punch in the gut


Scary coffee stories – add cream and two lumps of caveats

4 4/10/2013

Familiar pattern in stories of male pattern baldness & heart disease

8 2/6/2013

Five year survival rates can mislead – message to medical educators, medical journals, journalists and the public

4 12/17/2012

Pediatricians’ statement on thimerosal in vaccines


Epidemiologists call them “absolute risks”; you and I might call them the real numbers

12 3/13/2012

Red meat study/stories deserve a closer look, too


“Stop inappropriate, expensive & perhaps even unethical radical therapies for a condition that by itself does not kill”


CDC fixes holiday pitch after getting aspirin advice wrong