Declines in public trust in US institutions has been widespread and well documented.1 Neither journalism nor medicine is immune from this trend, although the combination has the potential to adversely affect both population and individual health. Individuals are inundated with health information from news media, with news stories ranging from the latest trends in health and wellness to breaking news about new treatments or technologies that have the potential to revolutionize health care.
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Arora VM, Rousseau D, Schwitzer G. Why Bolstering Trust in Journalism Could Help Strengthen Trust in Medicine. JAMA. Published online May 13, 2019321(22):2159–2160. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.0636
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