Megan Thielking, STAT

Megan Thielking

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Boston, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • STAT
Past:
  • Scientific American
  • The Boston Globe
  • Fox News
  • Business Insider
  • CNBC
  • PBS
  • Mashable
  • Tech Insider
  • Vox

Recent articles by Megan:

Holmes gets more than 11 years in prison for Theranos scam

A federal judge on Friday sentenced disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison for duping investors in the failed startup that promised to revolutionize blood testing. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes awaits sentencing after bid for new trial fails

A federal judge rejected a bid for a new trial for former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, a onetime Silicon Valley star who now faces up to 20 years in prison. → Read More

Remembering STAT's Sharon Begley: Mentor, friend, journalism legend

STAT's Sharon Begley, who died Jan. 16, demonstrated every day what it means to be a generous colleague and a true friend. → Read More

CDC says it expects 'community spread' of coronavirus, warns of disruption

The CDC urged American businesses and families to start preparing for the possibility of a bigger outbreak and "severe" disruptions. → Read More

Scientists turn organs transparent and capture 3D pictures of what’s inside

The new technique, which clears the color from organs, is the latest advance in the effort to let researchers peer inside human tissue. → Read More

Fluctuating funding and flagging interest hurt coronavirus research

There’s been a boom-and-bust phenomenon in coronavirus research as successive outbreaks cause a flurry of interest that subsides until the next flare up. → Read More

4 ways Walmart is hoping retail savvy can overhaul the health care system

Walmart is working on several coordinated efforts to revamp its approach to health care, on top of its ambitious plan for freestanding primary care clinics. → Read More

Health experts warn China travel ban would hinder coronavirus response

A handful of conservative lawmakers and far-right supporters of President Trump are calling on the U.S. government to ban travel from mainland China. → Read More

CDC confirms first case of person-to-person spread of coronavirus in U.S.

The new case is likely to heighten fears that the United States and other countries outside China could see local spread of the virus. → Read More

Walmart places a big bet on cheaper, less intimidating primary care

Walmart is hoping its health clinics will bring in new customers who have been intimidated by high prices and complicated care. → Read More

WHO to reconvene emergency panel to assess global coronavirus threat

The announcement from the WHO's director-general came as the confirmed case count in China approached 6,000, with 132 fatal cases. → Read More

At CES, health gadgets gave me a detailed accounting of my flaws

The CES exhibit hall underscores a challenge for all of health tech: Which products actually improve outcomes, and which are just flooding users with data? → Read More

Despite Trump's pressure, only 15 veterans have received esketamine

President Trump pressed the VA to buy the new depression treatment esketamine, touting its results as “incredible.” Just 15 veterans have been treated. → Read More

Pregnant women and providers grapple with how to talk about marijuana

Obstetricians say it’s critical that providers start asking women explicitly about marijuana use in pregnancy, as states continue to legalize it. → Read More

What is vitamin E acetate, and how does it affect some vapers?

Health officials believe they have at least one likely culprit to blame for an outbreak of serious lung illnesses tied to vaping: vitamin E acetate. → Read More

New evidence strengthens link between vitamin E acetate, vaping illness

There have been 2,506 people hospitalized with EVALI across all 50 states, Washington, D.C, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. → Read More

1 in 5 high school seniors vaped marijuana in the last year

The report details widespread use of e-cigarette and vaping products among teens, fueling concern among public health officials. → Read More

New report hints at why vaping illnesses may have sprung up in 2019

The report offers an early clue about why vaping illnesses appeared seemingly suddenly, though experts caution it's too soon to rule out other culprits. → Read More

Watch: What is HIPAA, and what does it cover?

It governs how doctors, hospitals, and researchers can use and share personal health information — and when they have to tell patients they are doing so. → Read More

Officials identify possible culprit behind vaping illnesses: vitamin E acetate

Health officials have identified a possible culprit behind the spate of vaping-related illnesses that have sickened thousands: vitamin E acetate. → Read More