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Category: Wisdom of the crowds


Stanford group offers prize for healthcare social media research ideas


Podcast: Rare disease foundation says medical journal misled patients


How to Read Medical News: 75-second videos capture some of our concepts

2 7/28/2015

The problem with health stories based on animal research

4 7/16/2015

Patient Innovation – not all progress comes from industry

3 7/14/2015

Susannah Fox on the hunt to democratize access to patient data

9 7/1/2015

When patients speak – some hear golden tones and others noise

1 6/2/2015

NEJM reignites conflict-of-interest debate with reader poll


Readers react to mouse fitness study on NY Times “Well” blog – and I agree


Oz, Oliver, and Outrage About Nutritional Supplements