Note to our followers: Our nearly 13-year run of daily publication of new content on came to a close at the end of 2018. Publisher Gary Schwitzer and other contributors may post new articles periodically. But all of the 6,000+ articles we have published contain lessons to help you improve your critical thinking about health care interventions. And those will be still be alive on the site for a couple of years.

Category: Health care journalism


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

2 12/20/2018

A final report card from 3,200+ systematic reviews of health care news stories & PR releases


For both health care and health care journalism, there’s something missing in the middle

1 12/18/2018

6 reasons journalists should just say no to Mayo Clinic’s latest journalism ‘residency’ program

8 12/17/2018

Reflections on a 45-year career and 13 years leading


Headline vs. study: Predicting, preventing and other clickbait

2 12/11/2018

5 categories of quality web content for you to explore when we cease daily publication


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