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Category: Health care journalism


Same old, same old, with NY Times Well column – bisphosphonates for pneumonia this time


Journalism in pandemic: online training for thousands of international journalists


Thanks for missing, but it’s still here


NY Times “Well” column is unwell again – this time on pandemic running advice


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”