We began producing audio podcasts in August, 2015 because we wanted our users to have the opportunity to hear and to learn directly from a variety of people with different perspectives: expert commentary from physicians and researchers, smart patients reflecting on the impact of media messages, stand-out health care journalists, and other media analyses. The response has been so positive that we are now committed to producing these regularly.
Production of the first 25 episodes was supported by a grant from The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation.
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Episode 29: Why would a 23-year-old graduate student choose to live in a nursing home?
Episode 28: Wellness Programs: Do they work?
Episode 27: Journalist Howard Wolinsky on why he chose active surveillance – not immediate treatment – for prostate cancer
Episode 26: David Durenberger, former U.S. Senator (R-MN) on the challenges of health care reform and journalism on that topic
Episode 25: Gerd Gigerenzer: “Health care should not systematically mislead the public about benefits and harms.”
Episode 24: Medical music video parodies by James McCormack, PharmD
Episode 23: ShowMoreSpine campaign against osteoporosis overdiagnosis/overtreatment
Episode 22: Dr. Vinay Prasad on cancer moonshot, precision medicine, cost of cancer drugs, journalism & more.
Episode 21: Melissa Phipps – What it’s like trying to make breast cancer decisions while conflicting news stories swirl about
Episode 20: AnneMarie Ciccarella – ChemoBrainFog.com blogger criticizes celebrity breast cancer news
Episode 19: Sharon Begley – nearly 4 decades of excellence in medical science journalism
Episode 18: Celebrating 10th anniversary of HealthNewsReview.org – with original contributors Harry DeMonaco, Drs. Steve Atlas, Karen Carlson, Kathleen Fairfield
Episode 17: Migraine Media Mess, with Teri Robert, migraine patient advocate
Episode 16: John Fauber, watchdog on conflicts of interest in health care
Episode 15: Michele Manion, founder, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation – on harm caused by misleading journal article title
Episode 14: Christie Aschwanden – 1st in occasional series on standouts in health care journalism
Episode 13: Real harm to real people from shoddy PR news releases
Episode 12: Year-end podcast reflecting on best year yet on HealthNewsReview.org
Episode 11: Jennifer Miller, PhD and the “Good Pharma Scorecard”
Episode 10: Brian Nosek, PhD – Center for Open Science
Episode 9: John Ioannidis, MD – “the scourge of sloppy science”
Episode 8: Teppo Järvinen, MD: A Finn with a bone to pick about osteoporosis diagnosis & treatment
Episode 7: Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD – 10th anniversary of National Physicians Alliance
Episode 6: James Rickert, MD – overdiagnosis in orthopedics
Episode 5: Otis Brawley, MD – pathologic profiling: cancer overdiagnosis issues
Episode 4: Laura Esserman, MD – the DCIS dilemma
Episode 3: Saurabh Jha, MD – the arsonist and the firefighter: overdiagnosis issues in radiology
Episode 2: John S. Yudkin, MD – Idolatry of the Surrogate/overdiagnosis in diabetes
Episode 1: Hanna Bloomfield, the mild-mannered MD who became mad as hell