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Coretopic:Medical Studies

Whether you’re a health reporting specialist or a general assignment reporter who is just picking up the health beat for the first time, covering a medical study can be a bit daunting. Most reporters got into journalism to nurse a love of words, after all. But reporters who cover medical research need to know as much about math as they do about language and storytelling. Often, the story is in the numbers. Good health reporters are also translators, turning the jargon-filled shorthand of science and research into language that average readers can grasp.

As dry and formal as medical studies may seem, they also have beating hearts. 


New Tip Sheet


Understanding the difference between active and passive is essential because they cannot be used in the same way. See it now »

New How I Did It

Putting a face to a study

Chris Dall wrote about a new treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the story from a patient and spouse. See it now »

New Video

Tapping databases

Panelists have advice on efficiently searching for and identifying relevant scientific evidence. See it now »

Support for this Core Topic provided by:
 Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

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