Advocacy group anecdotes present one-sided picture of genetic testing for breast cancer

“Advocacy group anecdotes present one-sided picture of genetic testing for breast cancer,” Mary Chris Jaklevic, Health News Review.

Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk is cheaper and easier than ever. But just because a test is available doesn’t mean everyone should get it. That message didn’t come through in a recent series of . . . → Read More: Advocacy group anecdotes present one-sided picture of genetic testing for breast cancer

A banner week for CDA (Celebrity Disease Awareness)

“A banner week for CDA (Celebrity Disease Awareness),” Alan Cassels, Health News Review.

Celebrity disease awareness (or pushing of disease-mongered conditions) is not going away soon. But maybe it could be tied to the goal of informing consumers instead of misleading them or promoting personal financial incentives. Here are a few celebs, for better or . . . → Read More: A banner week for CDA (Celebrity Disease Awareness)

Fact-checking the Trump – Oz health sitdown

“Fact-checking the Trump – Oz health sitdown” by Kevin Lomangino, Health News Review.

Unsubstantiated health information in any medium does a disservice to public health communication in general. This is why we support the critical evaluations from the folks at Health News Review (HNR), which evaluates health news using systematic criteria to assess the extent . . . → Read More: Fact-checking the Trump – Oz health sitdown

Sheryl Crow hawks 3D mammograms with fear and false hope

“Sheryl Crow hawks 3D mammograms with fear and false hope”, Health News Review.

It may not be her favorite mistake, but it was a mistake nonetheless for the singer and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow to advocate in an aggressive, unbalanced way on behalf of a 3D mammography device.

That’s the takeaway of a number . . . → Read More: Sheryl Crow Hawks 3D Mammograms with Fear and False Hope

Breast cancer-detecting bra won’t go away–and the news coverage is still sub-par

By Kathlyn Stone

This post appeared originally on Health News Review (HNR). HNR evaluates health care journalism, advertising, marketing, public relations and other messages that may influence consumers and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves. Improving the quality and flow of health care news and information to consumers can be . . . → Read More: Breast cancer-detecting bra won’t go away–and the news coverage is still sub-par

Health News Review Interview with Dr. Otis Brawley on Overdiagnosis

“Podcast: Pathologic profiling – Dr. Otis Brawley on cancer overdiagnosis” by Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review.

It its 5th in a series of podcasts on overdiagnosis, Health News Review publisher Gary Schwitzer speaks with chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, Dr. Otis Brawley.

The in-depth interview was a refreshing break from usual discussions . . . → Read More: Health News Review Interview with Dr. Otis Brawley on Overdiagnosis

Health News Review Interview with Dr. Laura Esserman on Rethinking DCIS

“DCIS dilemma: Dr. Laura Esserman podcast” by Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review.

When a recent article on “Breast Cancer Mortality After a Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ” was published in JAMA Oncology, Dr. Laura Esserman, a surgeon and breast cancer specialist at the University of California San Francisco, co-authored an editorial, “Rethinking the Standard . . . → Read More: Health News Review Interview with Dr. Laura Esserman on Rethinking DCIS

War metaphors in breast cancer – “brave” word angers some

“War metaphors in breast cancer – “brave” word angers some,” by Sally James, Health News Review.

Sally James, a Seattle-based freelance writer, who is a regular story and news release reviewer for Health News Review.

A recent campaign by the Centers for Disease Control is called Bring Your Brave and aims to get younger . . . → Read More: War metaphors in breast cancer – “brave” word angers some

Strong report questions effectiveness of breast cancer screening — but needed a discussion of study limitations

“Strong report questions effectiveness of breast cancer screening — but needed a discussion of study limitations” by Health News Review.

Health News Review (HNR) evaluates health news using systematic criteria to assess the extent to which a news story uses adequately addresses evidence.

HNR argues that a growing body of evidence suggests that screening . . . → Read More: Strong report questions effectiveness of breast cancer screening — but needed a discussion of study limitations

Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station

“Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station,” by Trudy Lieberman, Health News Review.

Health News Review publishes a guest blog post by Trudy Lieberman, a veteran health care journalist who, for years, has tracked the cracks in the wall between health care news and health care advertising/sponsorship arrangements.

Back in 2007 writing for . . . → Read More: Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station

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