Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview blog wins award

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MedGadget, the “Internet journal of emerging medical technologies,” announced that AHCJ member Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview blog, won Best Medical Weblog of 2009.

From the announcement:

The winner of the Best Medical Weblog of 2009 is Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog. Gary used to be a professional health reporter. He is now a professor of journalism at University of Minnesota, focusing on medical reporting. Gary has become renowned for his critique of media’s coverage of health care topics. And that’s what his blog is mostly about: checking and correcting the weak, erroneous, and misleading reporting of medical science and industry on TV and in newspapers.

Other blogs recognized focus on narrative, clinical cases, health policy and ethics, medical technology and patient experience.

The awards are sponsored by Epocrates, a maker of medical software for personal digital assistants and smart phones.

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