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How well is the media doing its job to vet sources' ties to pharmaceutical funding? New research shows that academics who promoted the use of antiviral drugs for swine flu were eight times more likely to have financial links to drug companies.

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A few weeks ago Slate writer Brian Palmer accused New York Times writer Jane Brody of using a red herring for a lede and promoting a theory that he believes is not factually substantiated. But, did he then do the same?

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While the horrific toll from Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings is still being measured, scores of reporters are on the front lines interviewing witnesses and survivors as the nation collectively tries to come to terms with Monday’s tragedy....

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When I first began researching the issue of black maternal mortality, I was shocked to learn the high death rates among Black women dying from pregnancy-related complications across the U.S. In California, Black women are dying at four times the rate of White women from pregnancy-related causes.

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Three years after my own son was diagnosed with Autism, I’m still confronting what seems like a bottomless pit of news and research on the Autism Spectrum Disorder....

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How many times do you see pain patients who aren’t addicted represented in stories about prescription painkillers? Maia Szalavitz weighs in.

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With its many intimate subjects--poverty, abuse, homelessness--this series has made me a more honest reporter.

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Opportunities to blog, edit or research topics in health. Also, check out the "Medicine in the Media Course".

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At this month's AHCJ convention, blogger Sonya Collins tells us "speaker after speaker reminded us that we medical journalists shouldn’t lead with the numbers that quantify the reach of a disease or its cost to taxpayers.  We should lead with the face of someone who lives with that condition. Show our readers that she’s just like them."

She goes on to give a wonderful example of how stigma can be reduced through good storytelling.

But what if the stigma begins in part with journalists?

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How can journalists work better with patients to tell their stories? Here's advice from one experienced patient.

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