Category: Health care journalism


Weekly dose of chocolate lowers AFib risk? Oh how we wish it were true

2 5/17/2017

Why you should back away slowly from health care news stories relying on case studies


The problem with the ‘happy mom = less colicky baby’ headlines

2 4/19/2017

In the news race to report CDC’s numbers on HPV infection rates, some important context was missing


11th birthday for the watchdog


What you’re not being told about ‘free’ public head and neck cancer screening events

1 4/12/2017

’30 mins apart’: What one TIMEly tweet captures about today’s health news landscape

3 4/7/2017

“1 in 10 pregnant women” or “51 babies”? Only NPR meets challenge of interpreting new Zika numbers in context  


Mayo study on second opinions • Lots of coverage, most of it third-rate

4 4/3/2017

‘Fake breakthrough, fake news:’ One physician-researcher’s takeaway on news coverage of MS drug Ocrevus