This looked to be a breaking news story that might be targeted at investors. But it will certainly also reach consumers, including patients and family members of those with spinal cord injuries. It’s important for the sake of such readers to provide details and context about the study being reported on.
Adequate but not outstanding, this report on a trial of hot flash treatments did some things very well and left room for improvement in other areas.
A very effective report that gives readers most everything they need to know about the study.
This story provides some context that was missing from an MD Anderson news release about the same study.
This story provides an evidence-based response to a reader question on commonly used over-the-counter pain relievers. The details may come as a surprise to those who think these pain relievers are interchangeable.
This story checked most of our boxes but still felt inadequate — a missed opportunity to critically examine the use of a health technology that doesn’t seem to offer much tangible benefit.
Strong overall characterization of a new form of therapy for “complicated” grief. A critical perspective is provided, though we had a few suggestions for how that aspect of the story could have been beefed up.
Strong on regulatory issues, this story about potential video game therapies didn’t pay quite enough attention to effectiveness issues for our liking.
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