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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Of Facebook and Forums

By on July 6, 2016 in Opinion Pieces with 0 Comments
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Of Facebook and Forums

THE GOOD  The internet contains a wealth of medical information. You can google just about anything and find what you are looking for. It is also a place to meet others with the same medical condition and get advice.  You don’t feel so lost and alone when you join support groups and Facebook pages. THE […]

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Double Diabetes – An Increasing Epidemic

By on July 4, 2015 in Diabetes, Opinion Pieces with 0 Comments
Double Diabetes – An Increasing Epidemic

As reported on ABC News, there has been a recent brouhaha over an inappropriate tweet made by the CEO of CrossFit and the ensuing Twitter exchange between him and singer/Type 1 diabetes advocate, Nick Jonas, regarding consumption of sugary beverages and developing diabetes. Some people misinterpreted the ensuing exchange as if CrossFit was claiming that sugar […]

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False Hopes and Unwarrented Fears: Ethics in Medical News Reporting

By on June 15, 2015 in Opinion Pieces with 0 Comments
False Hopes and Unwarrented Fears: Ethics in Medical News Reporting

False Hopes and Unwarranted Fears: Don’t let this get you down. On a daily basis we are surrounded by sensationalized headlines in the media. Unfortunately this includes medical and health news. Journalists and bloggers need to get your attention in this age of mass media where information is rapidly distributed and then just as rapidly […]

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