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People need fewer hot fudge sundaes in their health news

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William Heisel, who’s done some terrific health journalism at the LA Times and elsewhere, interviewed me for the “Reporting on Health” blog of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship website.

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He asked good questions, making it easy for me to give substantive (I hope) answers.

And he also elicited a couple of my analogies about health news coverage:

• Broccoli and hot fudge sundaes in health care news
(To my students: you’re not the only ones who get this line from me);

• O.J. and the white Bronco;

• Thirsty people trying to get a drink from a firehose.

You’ll have to read the article to get the context.

(Photo credit: Peppysis on Flickr)

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