About

Flesh & Stone is a public interest news site which has been delivering independent reporting on health care, science, ecology and other related news, trends, and commentary since January 2008. Our contributors look at how medical and scientific discoveries are influenced by politics and the economy and how environmental issues are developing. Our goals are simply to provide accurate information and provide a public space for discussions that advocate positive policy changes.

Our contributors come from all walks of life and from all over the world. Some are professional journalists, others are bloggers, and others still include physicians, researchers and patients. All of them provide different perspectives on the issues. We encourage contributors and readers to share insights, views and ideas in a spirit of open dialogue.

The medical information provided on Flesh and Stone is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between patients and their health care providers.

Writers appreciate feedback on their articles and that is why visitors are welcome to leave comments and perspectives on them. Uncivil comments shall, of course, be deleted.