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Categories: Screening tests

11/8/2018

Kudos for university’s restraint in promoting at-home HPV tests for women

12/26/2017

Recap of hip fracture screening study takes balanced approach on a serious health issue

11/16/2017

Time to retire the Pap test? Strong study recap explores the trade-offs

7/21/2017

Balanced summary of iron deficiency research marred by inaccurate headline

6/6/2017

Confusing screening and diagnosis, and over-stating the potential impact of a high-tech device for finding cervical cancer

5/19/2017

Even casual readers expect more than broad claims about screening tests. Where’s the data?

5/18/2017

Test for opioid abuse risk based on problematic evidence

3/17/2017

Medical center needed more balance in messages about lung cancer screening initiative

3/16/2017

Mayo touts new blood test to improve cardiovascular risk prediction; doesn’t acknowledge that we’ve been down this road before

3/7/2017

Lung cancer test based on “a simple blood draw”? There’s no such thing