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Category: Health care journalism


Suffering sciatica! How 2 stories on same study reported with different emphases


Why hire a full-time health reporter when you can buy news off the shelf?


How one bit of medical jargon fuels public confusion about cancer treatments


We help journalists avoid reliance on sources with financial conflicts of interest


Fact-checking – by itself – is inherently flawed on health care topics


Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”


9,125 cups of coffee a year still good for you?


What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings


Tone deaf promotion of very early research on smartphone app for kids’ ear fluid


NY Times was blind to flaws in “Statins May Cut Glaucoma Risk” story