New Alzheimer’s Report Paints Grim Picture

Alzheimer’s disease is number six on the list of leading causes of death in the U.S. – fifth if you’re over 65. It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent it, cure it or even slow its progression according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The organization released […]

Conference message to health journalists: be skeptical.

Day One at the Association of Healthcare Journalists conference in Boston and I already feel like a better journalist. Today focused in part on skepticism. This morning, Marshall Allen of ProPublica helped us make more sense of hospital ratings. When an organization or facility pronounces a “tops in…” or “ranked one of the best in…” […]

Just a little heart attack

Before leaving to attend this week’s Association of Health Care Journalists conference, I wanted to share a video from the Go Red for Women campaign. With no disrespect to the men out there,   women are under enormous stress — juggling career, family, perhaps school or volunteer work too. Our culture expects us, as Sheryl Sandberg said, to […]