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posted 08/14/2019
The recent news that Armstrong’s death in 2012 may have been due to complications from a medical procedure was big news for history buffs, space fans, and investigative reporters. Here's why.
posted 07/17/2019
What can you do to make sure you’re not in a position where outing a source is an option?
posted 07/10/2019
How can you find out if hospitals or health centers near you are doing enough to ensure good maternal health? Start by pretending you are a first-time mother in crisis.
posted 06/26/2019
The zeal with which we turn to childhood adversity as a root cause of so many things borders on the religious, argues contributor Bill Heisel.
posted 06/05/2019
While objectivity might not exist, the key is to check your biases. And recheck them throughout your reporting.
posted 05/28/2019
Misinformation about health spreads as rapidly as a pathogen. Here’s how to track its spread using an online tool called Hoaxy.
posted 05/20/2019
How you conduct yourself in reporting a health investigation — or even a basic health beat story — is now fair game on social media, on talk shows, and everywhere else.
posted 05/13/2019
Instead of leaping onto the fearwagon when a bug seems to appear out of nowhere, check the science. Then consider seeking out the real infection hotspots in your community.
posted 12/20/2017
In his farewell post for the Antidote blog, veteran health care journalist Bill Heisel urges fellow journalists to adopt a posture of humility in the face of the vast, complex field that is health and health care.
posted 12/04/2017
In his first of two final posts for the Antidote blog, longtime contributing editor William Heisel reflects on how journalists can cultivate a more thoughtful relationship with their sources.

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The recent news that Armstrong’s death in 2012 may have been due to complications from a medical... more »
posted 08/14/19
What can you do to make sure you’re not in a position where outing a source is an option? more »
posted 07/17/19
How can you find out if hospitals or health centers near you are doing enough to ensure good... more »
posted 07/10/19

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