Blogging I do in other places

Exciting developments in 2015!       

Absolutely Maybe at PLOS Blogs Network

Third Opinion at MedPage Today

I'm delighted to announce that from January, Statistically Funny's sister blog, Absolutely Maybe, will become part of the terrific PLOS Blog Network - bringing my writing about scientific evidence and uncertainties into sync at last with my commitment to open access and the great Public Library of Science.

I'm also very excited to join the wonderful team led by Ivan Oransky at MedPage Today, who keep health care professionals up-to-date with news on issues important to their lives and clinical practice - as well as being a trusted source of continuing medical education. I expect to learn a lot from them. It's a great opportunity to talk about topical clinical research results - and my longstanding interest in communication with patients. 

And I'll be indexing my cartoons into a searchable open gallery to help people find and download cartoons - with a centralized point to tie all the pieces together.

Many thanks for your interest and support. People have now spent more than a full year altogether reading my posts! It's a great privilege - and I hope you find even more of interest in the year ahead.

Season's Greetings!

Hilda Bastian 


Previous blog posts

Posts at Scientific American

Guest blog at Scientific American: Dissecting the controversy about early psychological response to disasters and trauma

Guest blog at Scientific American (on the day of Angelina Jolie's NT Times essay on her preventive double mastectomy): Courage versus fear: Keeping health risks in perspective when the dramatic and rare goes culturally viral

Guest blog at Scientific American: Catch-22, Clinical Trial Edition: The double bind for women and children

A guest blog at Scientific American, this time about testing and monitoring in health and "the quantified self": "Every breath you take, every move you make": How much monitoring is too much?

A post about the growth of anxiety about cancer and putting it in perspective (again at Scientific American): #NIHMiM12: the spreading shadow of cancer angst: 3 things you need to know to meet it rationally.

And a post at Scientific American about the shrinking people of normality: "Is anybody sane here?" said the psychiatrist to the journalists.

Another guest blog at Scientific American, this time about the Wikipedia: Are you a knowledge philanthropist? If not, why not?

The others

January, 2012: At the British Journal of Sports Medicine: A little less exaggeration, a little more science please!

April, 2012: The Cochrane Collaboration blog: Cochrane @ PubMed Health: another audience for reviews

June, 2012: Two posts at Scientific American about people's biases and the reaction to a trial about exercise and depression. There was a critique of the first one here by SciCurious - my second post is a response:

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