Tag Archives: Health

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

The ‘Planetary Health Diet’ Claims To Save Lives AND The Planet

We know what you’re thinking—another day, another diet. But, according to a global team of researchers, this new way of eating is more than just a fad. A new summary report released by EAT-Lancet Commission, a science-based platform dedicated to food system transformation, claims that the ‘Planetary Health Diet’ is the way of the future. The ‘Planetary… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »