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Category: Screening

1 6/29/2018

Is the US Preventive Services Task Force ‘hurting men’ with its new osteoporosis recommendations? Here’s what you need to know

6/25/2018

Celebrity colonoscopy parties – great fun ‘every other year’?

6/21/2018

Understanding medical tests: A new addition to our toolkit addressing sensitivity, specificity, and other core concepts

6/6/2018

Questions about a ‘simple blood test’ to screen for cancer prompt revealing answer: It’s complicated

6/4/2018

Yes, melanoma can be overdiagnosed, but news stories like these don’t discuss it

7 5/31/2018

Many journalists fail to question new Cancer Society colorectal cancer screening guidelines

1 5/11/2018

A win for readers: coverage of new prostate cancer screening guidelines focuses on shared decision making

3 5/3/2018

Despite screaming headlines, England’s breast cancer screening computer glitch didn’t kill anyone

4/3/2018

Coronary calcium scans: NYT article highlights value and minimizes limitations

3/27/2018

Marketing misfire on ‘spa-like’ 3D mammograms: Comfort appeal distracts from real concerns on screening, experts say