Posts Tagged ‘Health Journalism’

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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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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AHCJ Invites Qualified Health Journalists and Broadcasters to Possibly Connect

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:16 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

In a recent post I wrote about the unfortunate disbandment of NAMC and provided information about the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) as a possible alternative for former members to continue in health journalism.
“NAMC folds, qualified members invited to AHCJ” by Pia Christensen, AHCJ member writes about the disbandment […]

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Legacy of NAMC Comes to a Halt, Founding Member Bill Crounse, MD Bids Farewell and AHCJ Open its Doors

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 12:17 3 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

First, I’d like to say with a very heavy heart how saddened I am by the news of the disbandment of NAMC…

The National Association of Medical Communicators (NAMC) closes its doors after more than two decades of inspiring health professionals to accurately communicate health and medical information to the public.
NAMC […]

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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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