Medicine is not an exact science, so patients are left to understand its nuances without a basic primer in statistics. How do patients understand risk and make their health care decisions? Part of it involves delusion.
‘Ghostwriting’ is a contentious issue among both medical practitioners and medical writers. Outside these circles, this issue typically only surfaces when either a politician decides to deplore it or a pharmaceutical company is implicated.
From e-books on Amazon.com to a new publishing format by the BMJ, e-reading is here to stay, and things will never be the same in medical publications.
You can prove just about anything with statistics. We’ve seen this in polls, politics, and policy. Even in health economics, caveat emptor.
We’ve all seen our share of silly headlines or sound bites, but they become a more serious matter when health or money is at stake.
In our world of bullet points, tweets, and soundbites, the celebrated Information Age has exploded into Information Hysteria for many would-be patients. We explore how patients can consider nuanced medical arguments in a world of reductive news and argumentation.
There’s been much rattling of chains lately on the subject of ghost writing in medical journals. David Woods, PhD, a writer and former journal editor discusses the lack of clarity on what is an author, a ghost author, and a guest author.
With 167 messages coming into the average corporate email each day, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by email. Here are a few tips to help keep email under control – to reduce volume and avoid embarrassing – or worse, disastrous – mishaps.
This week, Julie Stauffer brings us the second in her three-part series, with important advice for those wishing to venture forth into the blogosphere or Twitter. These tools provide immediacy and exposure; the key to their successful use is understanding how they work, how others use them, and how you can incorporate them effectively into your work life.
By Julie Stauffer Think about all the people you know. And then about all the people they know. Now imagine being able to connect with all of them at the touch of a button. That’s the premise of social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. For savvy networkers, they can be a virtual goldmine. Ready…