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Category: Medical devices

10/2/2018

Osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures: Advocacy groups and medical device maker spin misleading message

10/1/2018

Problematic PR releases: Why you should dig deeper when you see the term “minimally invasive”

9/18/2018

What did journalists overlook about the Apple Watch ‘heart monitor’ feature?

1 7/24/2018

Essure’s demise isn’t an end to medical device safety problems

9 7/17/2018

Local news hype of robotic surgery doesn’t match many hysterectomy patients’ experiences

4/10/2018

Gee-whiz news coverage doesn’t ask whether mobile stroke units will help patients

1 3/12/2018

LifeVest study results: PR spin machine in full effect at American College of Cardiology meeting

2/5/2018

Wearable defibrillator is said to save lives, but patients and doctors question at what cost

9/19/2017

Why ‘approved’ medical devices may not be safe: A new addition to our toolkit

9/18/2017

At least five reported deaths linked to weight loss balloons: Why it may be the ‘tip of the iceberg’