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 »

Five ways to boost your gut health this winter and avoid bloating & cramps

Have you been feeling the effects of Christmas over-indulgence? All the booze, fatty foods and sugary snacks can wreak havoc on your gut and leave you with bloating, cramps, gas and even diarrhoea or constipation. Use January as an excuse to give your digestive system a healthy overhaul. Here’s how… 1. Take gut-friendly supplements If… 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 »