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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Tag Archives: screening
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
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 In a victory for the dense-breast patient movement, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed legislation last week requiring that doctors who discover that women have dense breasts on mammography must inform women that: dense breasts are a risk factor for … Continue reading
Tweet In a unanimous decision yesterday, FDA approved the first breast ultrasound imaging system for dense breast tissue “for use in combination with a standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue who have a negative mammogram and no symptoms … Continue reading
Tweet Complex medical stories require time and energy to tell, talk about, and think about. When stories involve yanking a test or practice that is widely used, all hell breaks lose. That’s why I am grateful to appear today on … Continue reading
Confused About What Health Reform Has to Offer: Sept. 23rd Marks One Year with New Patient Protections
Tweet You may not love every single bit of health reform coming down the pike, but make no mistake about it: new patient protections that went into effect one year ago had their one-year anniversary Sept. 23. I think health … Continue reading
Tweet Now that I have spent three days listening to expert neurologists, demographers, caregivers, and policy people talk about Alzheimer’s, I come away from the meeting with a sense that the story is complicated, and that I hope it is … Continue reading