I am a medical journalist and blogger. My stories have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and on the web. In Patient POV, I strive to bring the same rigor to telling stories about patients that I have shown in my previous work, which has featured research scientists and physicians.
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Author Archives: Laura Newman
Tweet This is a guest post by Ricki Lewis, PhD, who blogs at DNAScience, part of the PLOS blog network. Ricki is a science writer with a PhD in genetics. The author of several textbooks and thousands of articles in scientific, … Continue reading
Tweet If you had a chance to read Steve Brill’s enormous piece on outrageous hospital bills in Time earlier this year, you probably found it an eye-opener. Speaking before Physicians for a National Health Program meeting in New York last … Continue reading
Tweet The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force formally published its recommendation for routine HIV testing for all individuals age 15 to 65 in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week. An editorial and patient materials are all available free to … Continue reading
Tweet I regret not posting here recently. It’s been a very busy time for me and I am following several issues that will make their way to this blog soon. I can’t give you a rank order of what’s most … Continue reading
Tweet Wellness workplace programs are growing. The recent flap over CVS’ Workplace Wellness Program, brought the issue into focus. CVS is hardly alone in devising workplace wellness programs, but it offers a case study of many similar programs. PatientPOV is pleased … Continue reading
With Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening Questioned, Why Not Hurl Out the Next Unproven Prostate Tests?
Tweet The headline in the New York Times story this morning, “New Prostate Cancer Tests Could Reduce False Alarms,” by Andrew Pollack, had me scratching my head. Had I missed something in the story of advances in prostate cancer screening … Continue reading
Tweet To insure patent extensions of high-priced, blockbuster drugs, brand-name drug companies frequently pay generic drug manufacturers to stay out of the market. It makes cheaper, more affordable generic unavailable for years. The strategy is referred to as “Pay … Continue reading
Tweet I am heading to the annual meeting of the Association of Healthcare Journalists, have been occupied with paying work for a change, and cannot do the usual detailed post I do here. In the meantime, it’s worth flagging some recent … Continue reading
Tweet THIS is a guest post written by Martha Roberts, a journalist and mental health blogger in the UK, who writes the blog, Mentalhealthwise. Martha is on twitter @martharoberts01. Thank you, Martha. ###### ‘So when can you come off your … Continue reading
Tweet I am thrilled that later today, Martha Roberts’ post on her own experience taking medication for mental illness, will run here. I first came across her post through a tweet from Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Pharma. It’s nice … Continue reading