Alfred Sommer’s Washington Post column: “Tragedy of individual Haitians risks overshadowing chronic health problems” gets to the heart of the power of public health, communications, and the personal choices which make a difference in our lives.
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Listen in at 9pm Eastern on Monday, 12/14, to The Stupid Cancer Show. Host Matthew Zachary will interview Edward Shin, MD, founder of Healogica, Inc., Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, a health economist and blogger, and… me!
David Eddy did nothing to reassure Kent Bottles about evidence-based guidelines in his recent keynote, saying essentially: “The problem is that we don’t know what we are doing” (!!)
“If you expose human beings to an experimental treatment, the public has a fundamental right to see the results of those experiments.” – Steven Nissen, chairman of the cardiology department at the Cleveland Clinic, quoted in The Sunlight Foundation’s account of Bray Patrick-Lake, an e-patient who was left with only questions after a clinical trial […]
Kevin Kruse posted a video yesterday which includes this line: The age of participatory medicine has begun. It’s a promo for e-Patients Connections 2009, a conference to be held in Philadelphia this October, but also has good citations (ahem, including my reports). See what you think.
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals guide features 3 articles of particular interest to e-patients: Getting Medical Advice on the Web from Other Patients Would You Share Your Health Information Online? Great Medicine Needs Committed Patients