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LinkedIn: You Need a Check Up

I’m hooked on social media. LinkedIn, not so much. As a physician, my gleeful embrace of networking platforms is unusual. My peers in medical school used to pass around horror stories about students who couldn’t get into residency, after program directors saw their Facebook posts. Now that interviewers could peruse Facebook accounts, our physician advisors… Read More »

What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings

The ad pictured above was for a Chicago-area hospital.  But such marketing is popping up all over the U.S.  It’s happening not just in paid-for ads and marketing, but also in supposedly independently vetted journalism. Here are just a few of many examples you can find online. In Amarillo, Texas, a TV news anchor presented… Read More »

Melanoma: 5 Things You Need to Know About Malignant Skin Cancer

Melanoma. (Photo Credits: Great Lake Sledger/Twitter) Washington DC, May 13: In a recent study researchers have outlined five important points about malignant skin cancer called melanoma. The study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) highlighted the following five points about melanoma: Sun exposure is an important factor in the development of melanoma, so it… Read More »