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Category: Medical devices


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


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


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


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


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


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


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