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Study Finds Twitter Is Used to Spread Health Misinformation - Part II

May 19, 2010

This isn't the first time that Twitter has been in the news due to its ability to disseminate less-than-reliable information about an important health topic. So what can you do about patients who look to Twitter for medical advice?

Study Finds Twitter Is Used to Spread Health Misinformation - Part I

May 19, 2010

A recent study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found that a single tweet can spread incorrect information to more than a million people.

Under the "Cash for Cluckers" Program, How Many Chickens Is a Mammogram Worth?

May 11, 2010

Good news doctors! Although the current Congress is content to fritter away your future income with so-called healthcare reform, a plucky Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada has offered a sensible (and tasty) alternative to the usual fee for service: poultry!

Ask the Expert ~ What Do I Do If My Colleagues are Unethical?

May 04, 2010

This New York City MD practices with colleagues who run their patients through an assembly line of unnecessary tests and procedures out of greed and worse. He hates what he sees, but is unsure what he can do about it.