Name: Cindy GundrumAge: 53Occupation: PhotographerHometown: Chilliwack, British ColumbiaStart Weight: 230 poundsEnd Weight: 140 poundsTime Running: 3 yearsI was tipping the scales at 230 pounds. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t walk. It hurt to sit, sleep, or do anything. I am small: 5 feet tall. I was so overweight that I had a completely sedentary lifestyle. I would walk for 15 minutes and my knees would hurt. My hips hurt. I couldn’t breath when I bent over. My cholesterol was through the roof, my triglycerides as well. I was generally unwell. I couldn’t tie my shoes anymore. It was time to make a change. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Rod, my husband, had signed up for the Vancouver Sun Run in 2014. It’s a 10K race. He figured he better do something that wasn’t smoking. So running was the answer. I watched him go out each evening and run. First he ran to the corner. A year later, I was filming him coming back from a 50K training run. His … [Read more...] about A Broken Neck Left Her Unable to Walk. Now, Her Latest Goal Is a Half Marathon PR
September 5, 2018Gary Schwitzer is founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. He has worked in health care journalism for 45 years. Twitter: @garyschwitzer In our continuing series on problematic public relations news releases, we add another entry to our category on claims made about animal studies. The reason we’re continuing to hammer away on this issue is that, as you’ll see in these examples, many news releases deliver misleading messages that can easily be misinterpreted by readers. We think the problem is so large that we extend an unprecedented offer of help to those who write news releases, hoping to prevent flaws like the ones seen below – in PR releases about sperm quality, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, cardiovascular disease and inflammatory bowel disease. If the father and his offspring are mice. Which was made abundantly clear in this University of Nottingham (UK) release, once you got past the … [Read more...] about Problematic PR releases: more mice, more muddled messages
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by: Vicki Batts Tags: anti-gun, badhealth, deception, disinfo, fake grass roots, freedom, gun control, gun rights, left cult, Liberal Mob, Liberty, lies, moms demand action, Monsanto, poison, propaganda, real investigations, Second Amendment, self-defense, Shannon Watts, Tyranny (Natural News) Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America is a pro-gun control group founded in 2012. The group is funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and is part of his “Every Town for Gun Safety” initiative. Moms Demand Action thrives on their “grass roots” image of stay-at-home moms coming together to save the children, but appearances can be deceiving. As it turns out, the group’s leader, Shannon Watts, is not exactly who she says she is. Though she may be portrayed as a stay-at-home mom, Watts is a former PR executive for the world’s most notorious poison-pushing corporation, Monsanto. It seems that the … [Read more...] about Did you know that evil Monsanto’s former PR executive is now running the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action?
Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press Published 4:52 pm CDT, Monday, August 13, 2018 Photo: Matt Rourke /Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr pours bottled water into her 16-month-old daughter Caroline's cup at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. less In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr pours bottled water into her 16-month-old daughter Caroline's cup at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other ... more … [Read more...] about White House called toxins contamination ‘PR nightmare’
August 8, 2018Joy Victory is Deputy Managing Editor of HealthNewsReview.org. She tweets at @thejoyvictory. series looking at problematic PR releases, surfacing trends in news releases that discuss health care interventions. We found, for example, that news releases sometimes fail to include the most basic data findings from the research they’re promoting, leaving it to journalists to sift through (often paywalled) studies to find that information. Our latest concern: News releases announcing results from phase 1 clinical trials, which is the first of several trials a drug or intervention must undergo before it can be approved for use. Phase 1 is not meant to determine if a drug works. As clinicaltrials.gov explains they are “studies that are usually conducted with healthy volunteers and that emphasize safety. The goal is to find out what the drug’s most frequent and serious adverse events are and, often, how the drug is metabolized and excreted.” For this … [Read more...] about Problematic PR releases: Publicizing phase 1 trials