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Category: Five Star Friday/health journalism excellence

2 3/18/2016

Five Star Friday Feature: pieces for Oprah, STAT, ESPN


Five Star Friday – news releases that shine or stink


5-Star Friday: Smarter PSA testing, science’s Lake Wobegon effect, lifesaving coffee, and more


Five-Star Friday: A sweet story from TIME, plus Philadelphia Inquirer, NYT


Five Star Friday: Vox, Stat, FiveThirtyEight… and also horrifying horsesh-t.


5-Star Friday: Texting, “skipping chemo,” rethinking breast cancer treatment, and Planned Parenthood


5-Star Friday: liquid biopsies, resveratrol, Med diet and more


Five-Star Friday: cancer centers, precision medicine, stem cell soup, and why science isn’t broken


Five Star Friday – Reuters Health, Wall Street Journal, get top grades


Five-Star Friday: statins, funeral home death, devices, overtreatment, scorecards