Health policy digest takes on reform loopholes and clueless reporters

The latest edition of the roaming digest of health policy blogs; Health Wonks - the SuperHero Edition!!! The deficit battle is on and politicians are in full voice - both in Washington and out on the hustings, where GOP candidates are loudly denouncing health reform as unAmerican and a job killer.  Hipsters and greying hippies … Continue reading Health policy digest takes on reform loopholes and clueless reporters

Goodman on mammography: Policyspeak v. pink ribbons

Globe-based national columnist Ellen Goodman writes today about how badly the USPSTF delivered the message on the limits of mammography in women under 50. She agrees with their recommendations. She just thinks the panel was blindsided by extremely angry women who are not willing to reconsider the notion that early detection is key to cancer survival.  Then there was the anti-health … Continue reading Goodman on mammography: Policyspeak v. pink ribbons

Screen baby, screen — News coverage of new mammography guidelines

 BHN is a big fan of the health news blog produced by fellow health writer/journalism prof Gary Schwitzer at the University of Minnesota. And while we hate gratuitous attacks on the so-called "lamestream" media, there is a lot of really, really bad health reporting out there. Schwitzer follows and rates the coverage and he is always spot on. So, check out his comments … Continue reading Screen baby, screen — News coverage of new mammography guidelines