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Dissecting the News

Dissecting the News

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If Wednesday is leaving you in an intellectual slump, here are some links that will help you understand and challenge the news:

Sun Scare? Harmon Leon at the Huffington Post questions the claims of dermatologists -- and lets four dermatologists examine his moles in the process.

Studying Your Own Genes: Students at Stanford Medical School  have the opportunity to study their own genes. What's the problem? Doc Gurley dives into the ethical and emotional questions.

Parenting: David Dobbs at Neuron Culture critiques a New York Times report that pits nature against nurture.

Understanding Health Care Reform: Stan Dorn gave the National Health Journalism Fellows a whirlwind overview of the provisions of health care reform. (You can follow along with the seminars at The Fellowships Blog or at the Twitter hashtag #nhjf.) Rachel Walden at Our Bodies, Our Blog discusses reform's effect on family planning. National Fellow Mark Taylor explained "The ABCs of ACOs" ("accountable care organizations") in May. At Zócalo Public Square, five health care advocates and doctors  talk about the what health care reform means for Califorrnia's economy.

What are you reading today? Let us know in comments.


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Dr. Peter Lipson critiqued Leon's Huffington Post article today: 

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