Reply to: RE>Re: Citations from the "pop Marie-Lise has a point--journals (especially NEJM and JAMA, but others, too) often issue pre-publication press releases, so that the public hears information on the TV or radio before we even have the journal! Add to the the media's inability to give anything resembling a reference, and a lot of confusion results. I make a note of almost anything "medical" I hear on the local news, and try to do a little research on it before the questions arise. And the suggestion about sending the person back to the source--usually the station which aired the item--is a good idea, IF the person can remember where they heard/saw/read it! By the way, was chromium picolinate the summer's hot topic in other areas of the country, too? Janna Lawrence Instructional Services Coordinator Briscoe Library, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Dr. San Antonio, TX 78284-7940 INTERNET [log in to unmask] Voice (210) 567-2425 "Also not responsible for long institutional names."