Hey! Is That My Doctor Writing For The Trib??

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I want to talk briefly about Haiman's statement that only the biggest newspapers can afford to have actual doctors on their staff or chemists etc. When I read that I was thinking, "Who would spend 7 or 8 years in med-school to write for the Tribune Review?" (haha) But seriously, I wondered if Haiman was referring to actual newspapers or was he referring to journals? I could imagine doctors or scientists writing an article every now and then for a newspaper but to be fully employed as a journalist- wow, that would be strange.

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I agree, and there's also the problem that sometimes a health organization will sponsor a TV station, offering big money in order to make sure that the TV crews come to a doctor from their organization first when they need medical quotes. That leads to a one-sided presentation of health-related news.

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