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Tag: screening tests


Tainted at the source: Misleading PR claims that flow downstream to health news consumers

12 2/20/2015

CBS promotes “essential/critical” screening tests but never mentions over-diagnosis


Duluth newspaper tackles commercial screening test questions


“Simple” blood test to predict if you’ll be alive in 5 years? Please….

1 1/8/2014

“Our screening sacred cows”


Doc complains, gets “misleading” bus ads promoting screening banned


News story shines light on hospitals promoting questionable screenings


If you cover health care news – 5 tests you must take now

6 10/11/2012

PrivateHealthScreening: What to Think About When You’re Thinking About Screening Tests