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Category: Evaluating the quality of evidence


The unvarying story of health care variations – Dartmouth Atlas on children’s care


Last week “clinical trial system broken”; this week “luxury journals distort/damage science”


Canadian journalist: every cancer cure claim needs scrutiny

2 10/17/2013

Omega-3 fatty acids & prostate cancer: study and stories off-base

1 9/18/2013

Patient protection from conflicted medical guidelines


Basics for Evaluating Medical Research Studies


Audio of my MN State Fair interview by Minnesota Public Radio


Back to school anti-vaccination woo

2 7/19/2013

The need for independent perspectives in health care news stories: Breakthrough? Or caution?


Of mice and men: problems with animal studies highlighted in a new light