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Friday, June 19, 2015

Myths abound about the Supreme Court's imminent ruling on the Affordable Care Act.   

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Seymour Hersh, NYC Nail Salons, and Ebola-Free Liberia

Friday, May 15, 2015

Seymour Hersh on his claim the White House version of how Osama Bin Laden was killed is a lie, how a New York City nail salon expose went viral, and Liberia: finally Ebola-free. 

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The End of Ebola in Liberia

Friday, May 15, 2015

Liberia has finally been declared Ebola-free. We revisit OTM's trip to Liberia and hear from journalist Rodney Sieh about how Liberians are processing the news. 

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Dr. Oz Fights For Credibility

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ten doctors sent a critical letter to Dr. Oz's boss at Columbia medical school, but it may do more harm than good in exposing the pseudoscience of The Dr. Oz Show.

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Getting Clinical Trials On The Record

Friday, April 24, 2015

Clinical trials—where doctors test new medicines or treatments on humans—keeps medicine state-of-the-art. But too many trials don't publish their results, says Dr. Ben Goldacre.

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Dr. Oz, Narratives of Migration, and Cosmic Colors

Friday, April 24, 2015

The dangers of false narratives of migration pushed by politicians and the media, Dr. Oz defends his credibility, and the Hubble space telescope’s lasting impact on popular culture.

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Blame, Shame, or Deny?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Climate change is arguably the most urgent story in human history, but journalism has struggled to address the threat. Plus: the report on the Rolling Stone's UVA story; and more.

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The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer: as told by Hollywood, Washington, and you and me. 

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Cancer in the Movies

Friday, April 03, 2015

Brooke explores Hollywood depictions of cancer and examines how film reflects as well as distorts our perceptions of the disease.  

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Hype and Hope: The #SaveJosh Story

Friday, April 03, 2015

In 2014, a family launched a media campaign to pressure a drug company to provide a life-saving medicine for their son. We hear how they eventually got the drug.

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Cancer and Comedy: Strange Bedfellows?

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the 1990s, Julia Sweeney was a comedian known for her SNL character, Pat. Then her brother got cancer. She discusses performing cancer, and why cancer is inherently hilarious.

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Cancer Meets its Match

Friday, April 03, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, discusses the convergence of cancer, media, and celebrity.

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Speaking in Tongues

Friday, March 27, 2015

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be like entering a foreign land where you don't speak the language. 

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Perception vs. Reality

Friday, March 27, 2015

The latest cancer cures, fundraising campaigns, and miraculous survival stories are ubiquitous in the news— but cancer coverage rarely reflects real-world cancer incidence rates. 

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What Makes a Great Disease Story?

Friday, March 27, 2015

A rare muscle cancer made David Grover sick—and famous—when he was just a kid. But then the media moved on. 

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The Cancer Show: Part I

Friday, March 27, 2015

A deep dive into cancer: in the media, in language, and in our mind's eye. 

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A Brief Biography of Cancer

Friday, March 27, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, charts cancer’s 2,500 year history.

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The War on Prevention

Friday, March 27, 2015

We tend to describe cancer with war metaphors: “battling” the disease, winning the “fight.” But this war language might actually be distorting how we think about cancer prevention.

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Share Your Thoughts on Cancer With OTM

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tell us what you think about the language used to describe cancer, and how cancer is portrayed in movies. 
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My Name Is Hollywood And I Have A Problem

Friday, March 06, 2015

Even if you've never been to an AA meeting, chances are you think you know how one works, thanks largely to film and television. Not so, says investigative journalist Gabrielle Glaser.

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