As we get ready to gear up for what is sure to be a year full of health-related news, it’s a good time to look back at what was in the headlines in the past year.
Here is a review of the most-read posts on Covering Health that were published in 2016:
- Facts vs. opinions: Beware of false balance in your reporting
- How ageism can negatively affect the health of older adults
- Pros and cons of health payment reform: Capitation
- Comparing the party platforms on health care: Republicans
- Comparing the party platforms on health care: Democrats
- Adding context to studies on sex and aging adults
- Satirist John Oliver imparts valuable advice for health journalists
- How the Flint water crisis has further exposed health disparities
- An early look at president-elect Trump’s positions on health care
- What may happen to services for seniors during Trump administration?
- 2015 winners named in top health journalism contest
- Study finds disparities in end-of-life hospice care
- What Pokémon Go could mean for health care
- Threat of lawsuit prompts editor to dig into complainant’s past
- Health journalism loses valued editor, friend – Peggy Girshman
- Celebrity deaths and moving end-of-life conversations forward
- Chicago panel explores the world of drug pricing
- Aging brains benefit from higher intensity physical exercise, study indicates
- HIPAA experts: No need to request a waiver after Orlando shooting
- Murthy to release first surgeon general report on substance abuse, addiction and health #AHCJ16
At AHCJ, we’re looking forward to an exciting 2017 serving our members, including seeing so many of you at Health Journalism 2017 in warm and sunny Orlando.
Happy New Year!