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Month: February 2012

4 2/29/2012

Sleeping pills may kill 1/2 million: another example of journalists confusing association and causation

2 2/28/2012

Two noteworthy screening decision-making op-ed pieces on same day


Chicago Tribune examines spread of robotic surgery “despite inconclusive evidence”


PCORI National Patient & Stakeholder Dialogue


Observational study miscommunication of the week: citrus & stroke


Colon cancer screening news coverage all over the map & readers are probably lost

2 2/22/2012

Bioethics journal controversy reminds writers to be wary

6 2/22/2012

Questions about scare tactics in health advocacy/awareness campaigns

2 2/21/2012

Heart healthy skepticism

2 2/21/2012

Breast Cancer & Social Media tweetchat