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Why Are Synthetic Hormones Off-Limits in Sports?

Pacific Standard – In this op-ed, Leslie Henderson poses two questions: “Should intersex women who have naturally elevated levels of steroids called androgens be eligible to compete as women?” and, “Should athletes, male or female, be able to administer chemically modified androgens (anabolic steroids) to improve athletic performance?”

What Is the Biggest Mistake Patients Make When Picking a Primary-Care Doctor?

The Wall Street Journal – In an opinion piece for the Journal’s “The Experts” blog, Elliott Fisher says when it comes to finding a good physician, patients should choose someone that is a good fit for them but also someone who is surrounded by a good team of professionals. Fisher is director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the James W. Squire Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine.

Ads Focused On a Few Drug Risks Might Make Them Memorable

NPR – Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz are quoted extensively on the Food and Drug Administration’s call for research into how prescription drug ads can be improved. Schwartz’s research on two new weight-loss drugs with harmful side effects is also discussed. Schwartz and Woloshin are both professors of medicine and of community and family medicine, as well as co-directors of the Medicine and the Media program. This story was published by NPR’s Shots.