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Andrew Holtz's Biography

Former CNN Medical Correspondent Andrew Holtz is an independent journalist. He wrote “The Medical Science of House, M.D.” , “The Real Grey’s Anatomy” and “House M.D. vs. Reality”. Holtz was medicine in the media columnist for Oncology Times. A video series reporting and analyzing health news is archived here. Holtz was on the board of the Association of Health Care Journalists for 11 years, serving as President from ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Unpaid: KZSU-FM Stanford; reporter > News Director. Paid: KENI-TV (now KTUU) Newschannel 2, Anchorage, Alaska; reporter/anchor.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

In the early days of CNN, we used portable manual typewriters in the field. The scripts were couriered with tapes to bureaus or feed points.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Can't think of any.

Experts are right, but Mark Cuban will prevail — The following is another perspective on the Mark Cuban Twitter barrage of personal health advice this week. This post is submitted by one of our longtime contributors, Andrew Holtz . ---------- Mark Cuban is old-fashioned and thinks small. A couple of days ago, Cuban told his Twitter throngs to get quarterly blood tests , even when perfectly healthy, just because.
Apr 03, 2015

My salvo on @mcuban & blood tests. Now on @HealthNewsRevu “Incessant Testing: experts right but Cuban will prevail”

Apr 03, 2015

Mark Cuban is old-fashioned and thinks small. My salvo in the @mcuban & blood testing Twitter tussle:...

Apr 03, 2015

RT @KLomangino: A look into @mcuban's black mirror: Why evidence won't matter in the battle over constant testing. By @HoltzReport…

Apr 03, 2015

RT @garyschwitzer: More on the Cuban missive > @HoltzReport on “Testing: experts right, but Cuban will prevail”…

Apr 03, 2015

@mcuban Your belief will prevail, but it won't be blood tests:

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HoltzReport - Andrew Holtz, MPH — Insights to health and medicine from leading journalist Andrew Holtz. Former CNN Medical Correspondent. Past President of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Author of the Medical Science of House, M.D.
Dec 15, 2012

Why are there so many more questions than answers when it comes to gun violence in America? One reason is a...

Dec 15, 2012

What if research on gun violence hadn't been eviscerated by Congress decades ago? My 1992 CNN script:

Dec 15, 2012

.@matthewherper How can we get data when research into gun violence doesn't get funding?

Dec 15, 2012

.@StKonrath How can we explain shootings if we don't fund research on gun violence?

Dec 17, 2012

.@ArtKellermannMD I posted 1992 CNN series w you talking about opposition to gun violence research:

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Feb 04, 2016

Smoking bans followed by better health for NON-smokers. New @cochranecollab review…

Feb 04, 2016

.@matthewherper well, health care is different. Target doesn't call a sale "spending", but hospitals call lower payments "community benefit"

Feb 04, 2016

.@matthewherper @megtirrell If people don't buy the drug w/o assistance (maybe even use other tx), is assistance really spending?

Feb 04, 2016

RT @HealthNewsRevu: Screening everyone for depression causes a "huge false-positive problem," says @AllenFrancesMD, re: new USPSTF recs.…

Feb 01, 2016

@DannyPage @A_W_Gordon Not only "preliminary", they don't seem to be statistically significant by usual dfn. & they won't release details

Jan 29, 2016

My answer to @MuckRack Daily's trivia question: Trump's insult list. My reply: I know you are, but what am I?

Jan 29, 2016

RT @OPBmorning: Shifting colors of octopi suggest a rich, nasty social live. 7:15am on OPB.

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