Improving the Accuracy of Medical News Reporting
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Medical News for the Public to Use? What's on Local TV News

A recent article in the American Journal of Managed Care reports that local television news devotes significant airtime to health stories, yet few newscasts provide useful information. Some stories with factually incorrect information and potentially dangerous advice were aired. Regularly reaching 165 million people, local television news has the power to provide health information to most Americans. It is crucial that television reporting of health news be improved and that reporting errors be eliminated.