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Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News

Class Details

The public is exposed to a tsunami of health information in the news on a daily basis, including much information which is contradictory or misleading. This session will introduce attendees to, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.

This session will be presented by the founder of, Gary Schwitzer. Gary has spent his 45-year career in radio, television, interactive multimedia and the Internet and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Dec 13, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Elizabeth Kiscaden, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Director
Continuing Education Credits: 

Class Overview

KernelOfKnowledge_0.pngThe Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker webinar series from the Greater Midwest Region which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to National Network of Medical Libraries (NNLM) members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.