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Monday, February 09, 2009

How Mainstream Media Distorts Health Information

I will readily say that mainstream media outlets have a one-sided medical only slant on news when it comes to reporting on current health issues.

An informative health journalism review organization I subscribe to sent out an evaluation that can serve as a very specific example of what I mean.

From the TODAY show here is a 6-minute segment almost completely devoid of evidence and data, riding the single personal anecdote of the network's medical editor. Disease-mongering. Incomplete story on heart CT scans....

I also have to offer that the reference in the video to using statins is not very good information based on the science, even if it is coming from a doctor.

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