Here's something interesting I came across from Internal Medicine News Online. It discusses whether the media overplays and overpublicizes clinical studies. Some excerpts:

. . . most studies cannot stand alone. "Rarely is a study conclusive enough or broad enough to establish public policy or direct individual action by itself," . . .

. . . Although they might be suitable for journal publication, very few ...

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Cover the uninsured week

Although the United States spends more on health care than any other industrialized country (the United States spent $4,887 per capita on health care in 2001, compared to $2,792 in Canada, $2,513 in Australia and $1,992 in Britain) - totalling more than 1.4 trillion dollars, there continues to be a sizable portion without health insurance. This is simply unacceptable. Next week is "Cover the unisured week" to ...

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