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posted 11/01/2012

Patients on Medicare with chronic conditions and disabilities will no longer have to show improvement to get the services they need, thanks to a proposed settlement in a groundbreaking class action lawsuit.

posted 09/27/2012

Dense breasts are common among women in their forties, the exact same demographic for whom mammography guidelines have been hotly contested. Now, some advocates are pressing for right-to-know laws and want access to additional imaging. Will this best serve women?

posted 12/08/2011

If ever there was a bombshell at a National Institutes of Health Consensus Development meeting, it happened at this week's panel on active surveillance for prostate cancer.

posted 10/11/2011

Here we are discussing the prostate cancer screening guidelines, but what bothers me is that the patient is brought in as a footnote at the end of the analysis.

posted 10/10/2011

If Americans could vote with their feet, I think too that they would want urologists to treat the truly important areas in urology, rather than a disease that the odds are will not cause trouble for most men.

posted 08/09/2011

Millions of American women were put on hormone replacement therapy before science evaluated the benefits and harms. Will men over 45 try testosterone replacement therapy too? Aggressive marketing of testosterone is on the rise.

posted 05/26/2011

After three days of listening to expert neurologists, demographers, caregivers, and policy people on Alzheimer's disease, journalist Laura Newman raises tough questions for journalists to consider to avoid oversimplifying this complicated topic.

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posted 11/01/12
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posted 09/27/12
If ever there was a bombshell at a National Institutes of Health Consensus Development meeting,... more »
posted 12/08/11

Laura Newman's Latest Comments

Posted by Laura Newman | Friday, 2011-10-14, 09:45
Helpful, streamlined advice here. Thanks, Angilee.
Posted by Laura Newman | Monday, 2011-06-13, 09:12
This is a very important topic. Glad to see some informed criticism of the bandwagon to rush and...
Posted by Laura Newman | Tuesday, 2011-06-07, 17:06
I think that reviews on the internet are far less reliable overall. My hairdresser told me a year...