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Medicine and the Media: CRP Testing

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

I present this discussion to demonstrate how misleading it is to attempt to inform the public about a complex issue sandwiched between advertisements for the treatment of bladder control and erectile dysfunction.

Question Authority

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

As a health journalist, I rely a great deal on expert opinions and authoritative resources. But I've also learned to get second and third opinions, to do my own research, to follow the money and to consult my own common sense and experience.

15 Obvious Health Headlines

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living

Health journalists get a lot of flack for selecting the sensationalized headline that borders on the misleading. But sometimes they're guilty of t...

Why We Need To Go Beyond The 'Sound Bite' For Health Information

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Our society has incubated the evolution of the sound bite and the devolution of civility. This is a perilous pairing if ever there was one.