Book review: A coffee enema for a health writer

UMass Med School pediatrician, Darshak Sanghavi -- who also writes a column for Slate --trashes a new book on junk science by a noted New Yorker health writer in tomorrow's NY Times Book Review.     (Note that the book was favorably reviewed by another Slate writer) ..(T)here are two ways to deal with scientific illiteracy: … Continue reading Book review: A coffee enema for a health writer

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Harvard Magazine on Atul Gawande

In my struggle to earn a  living as an independent journalist, I often wish I had a day job. But, maybe one a little less demanding than Dr. Gawande's.  Here's a  Harvardy profile. The medical writing for which Gawande is best known represents only a small fraction of his professional output. He is a surgeon, and a busy … Continue reading Harvard Magazine on Atul Gawande

Hospital chief calls for “blog rally” to save The Boston Globe

      I've written a lot of stories that exposed some unpleasant things about very good hospitals. And I'll write some more, I imagine.             In journalism, you are always in danger of alienating thin-skinned sources. So, it was interesting to see a BI chief Paul Levy lead the blog charge to save The Boston Globe. … Continue reading Hospital chief calls for “blog rally” to save The Boston Globe