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Obama Nominates Dr. Vivek Murthy as the Next U.S. Surgeon General Obama Nominates Dr. Vivek Murthy as the Next U.S. Surgeon General
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On Thursday night, the White House announced President Obama’s nomination for the next U.S. Surgeon General. The ideal nominee, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, is the co-founder and president of Doctors for America, a group that has been supporting and promoting Obama’s …

Doctors Come Up With More Specific Pregnancy Terms Doctors Come Up With More Specific Pregnancy Terms

Heads up, pregnant mamas–if you’re closing in on week 37 of your pregnancy and are excited because you thought your baby was finally going to be considered “full-term,” think again. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced yesterday …

Doctors Decide They Need to Be the Ones Editing Medical Wikipedia Articles Doctors Decide They Need to Be the Ones Editing Medical Wikipedia Articles
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Unless you’re some sort of know-it-all who thinks that you can scour the internet and self-diagnose any ailment that might befall you, I bet that you prefer to get your medical advice from people who spent years developing medical knowledge. …

Scientists: We’ve Found a Protein that Guards Memory Scientists: We’ve Found a Protein that Guards Memory

A report posted last week via Healthday News on WebMD should sound reassuring to all the baby boomers out there (and everyone else, for that matter): age-related memory loss has been linked to a single protein, and replenishing that protein …

Jacquelin Perry Dies; Post-Polio Expert Was 94 Jacquelin Perry Dies; Post-Polio Expert Was 94
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Dr. Jacquelin Perry, an orthopedic surgeon who became famous for her work with post-polio patients, has died. The Lost Angeles Times reports that Perry passed away at her home in Downey, California on March 14. She was 94 years old …

Vaccines for Children May Have Been Improperly Stored Vaccines for Children May Have Been Improperly Stored

Vaccines for children, which are provided to doctors and clinics by the U.S. government, may have been improperly stored, according to a recent study. If these vaccines are stored at the wrong temperature, be it too warm or too cold, …

Social Networking Shortcuts Finding Medical Experts Social Networking Shortcuts Finding Medical Experts

It can be difficult for someone outside of a specialist field to identify subject experts and the ever increasing amount of available data can be bewildering. New research, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal, Journal of Biomedical Semantics, describes …

Doctor Launches Collaborative Asthma Wiki Doctor Launches Collaborative Asthma Wiki
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Imagine that you have asthma, and rather than give you a set of instructions about what to do if you have an attack, your doctor invites you to help write them? Would that make patients feel more engaged and empowered …

People Want More Information About Doctors Online
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U.S. adults with a primary care physician spend more time researching the latest electronic gadget or a gift for a friend than they do choosing a doctor, according to a new study released by Insider Pages and conducted by Harris Interactive.

At the same time, the majority of U.S. adults with a primary care physician wish they could find more comprehensive information about their doctors online.

Mayo Clinic Launches Center For Social Media

Mayo Clinic said today it is launching a Center for Social Media to create broader and deeper engagement by hospitals, doctors and patients.

"Mayo Clinic believes individuals have the right and responsibility to advocate for their own health, and that it is our responsibility to help them use social media tools to get the best information, connect with providers and with each other, and inspire healthy choices," said Mayo Clinic president and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D.

Are Health Blogs Bad For You?

There was a time when certain professionals, such as doctors and lawyers, did not advertise in a general way. In some arenas, advertising was looked down upon and considered to be below the standard. In others, particularly the law, advertising specific services was illegal. Once the ban on television advertisements was lifted, there were some lawyers who ventured forth to test the waters. Naturally, they were shunned by peers, relegated to the same category as ambulance chasers. That is, until the peers saw how the advertisements paid off in a very big way.