Posts Tagged ‘Accurate and Balanced health stories’

Beyond the Captivating Headlines: How to Make Sense of a Health News Story

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 13:33 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Is the health news story accurate?
Did a recent study prove that coffee may lower the risk of stroke?  How was it reported?

Writing magnetic headlines are required for any writer.
After all, headlines capture your attention and at that moment you will decide whether to read the piece or not.
According to […]

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Social Media: Top 5 Useful Health Tweets

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 20:23 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Twitter is a powerful form of social media, and it is a phenomenal resource for sharing information.  Twitter can help improve your health.
A significant blog on Mashable, “HOW TO: Use Social Media for Better Health” by Ben Parr, he writes that “Healthy living can be a shared experience.”
Social media is […]

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How to Filter Cancer Prevention Headlines

Thursday, October 14, 2010 19:08 2 Comments

Guest post submitted by MD Anderson Cancer Center

Most of us can’t keep up with all the new ways to avoid cancer. Thanks to the Internet, we now have an unlimited supply of cancer knowledge at our fingertips.  But, how can we filter out the good, the bad and the questionable?
Below are steps to help you […]

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Health Journalism: Have we reached new lows?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 14:49 No Comments

Guest post by Gary Schwitzer

It doesn’t get much worse than this in health journalism; NY Daily News finds new lows
By Gary Schwitzer
[Original post published on Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog, July 13, 2010 and reprinted with permission from Gary Schwitzer.]
I know that many people just dismiss the New York Daily News, but you can’t dismiss […]

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Gary Schwitzer Notes Some Gems in Health News Reporting

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

In my post from Tuesday, June 15, 2010, “Digging Deep: The 411 Behind Medical News Headlines,” Gary Schwitzer, publisher at HealthNewsReview.org offers vital information for health consumers to help them identify accurate and balanced news reporting.
Subsequent to publishing that post, Gary Schwitzer published his list of gems that shine among […]

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