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Category: Wisdom of the crowds

3 5/7/2018

Thyroid disease patient reacts to ‘insulting’ Women’s Health magazine piece

2 5/2/2018

NYT ponders if IV drug users should get ‘second chance’ at heart surgeries, triggering outcry from addiction experts

1 2/20/2018

A perfect storm for broken bones or for disease-mongering of osteoporosis?

1 1/15/2018

NY Times ‘Well’ section continues to mislead readers — this time on facial exercises that ‘may make you look 3 years younger’


2nd anniversary of Health News Watchdog podcast


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Podcast: Rare disease foundation says medical journal misled patients


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