May 17, 2019 Posted By Gary Schwitzer is founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. STAT does some great stuff.  And some clunkers.  They get enough praise for the great stuff, but not enough scrutiny of the clunkers.  This is one such example. A story based on very preliminary research touted the early work in very promotional tones. A smartphone app could help diagnose ear infections more accurately — and at home Excerpts (with my comments added in bold italics): “a smartphone…