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Elijahwordsmith.com | What Constitutes Medical Misinformation?

What Constitutes Medical Misinformation?

“I’d love to believe you doc, but Facebook hasn’t fact checked whether or not I should.” Okay I’ll admit it.  This scenario never happened.   But it is meant to highlight a growing confusion over what medical information to believe. Far from an expert, I’ll nonetheless suggest the dangers of selectively amplifying certain voices.  And denigrating …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Can Alternative Health Solutions Revive Patient Trust?

Can Alternative Health Solutions Revive Patient Trust?

“Times are a little tough right now.  Are there any alternative health options available?” Reviewing the list of approved specialists on his clipboard, the primary care doctor slowly shook his head. “Unfortunately Mary the ones I mentioned are it,” he stated. “Well thank you Dr. Richardson, I’ll talk it over with my husband and get …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Patient Choice: Solution To Overcome Healthcare Mistrust

Patient Choice: Solution To Overcome Healthcare Mistrust

Remember the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty? “All the king’s horses, and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”   Their inability to reconstruct him was due to the dozens of pieces scattered around.  Ignoring the fact egg-person hybrids don’t exist, how does this childhood story relate to healthcare? I think you’ll agree …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Alternative Medicine Is an Oldie US Healthcare Needs

Alternative Medicine Is an Oldie U.S. Healthcare Needs

“Okay, so the chemotherapy will kill the cancer cells.  But how do I protect his vital organs and heart?” inquired the mother. Silence. “Well, our focus is on the here and now.  The internet is a great resource for the longer term effects,” replied the doctor. What mother wouldn’t exhaust every option to assist her …

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