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This doctor is recruiting an army of medical experts to drown out fake health news on Instagram

Austin Chiang has a unique role as a chief medical social media officer Austin Chiang The antidote to fake health news? According to Austin Chiang, the first chief medical social media officer at a top hospital, it’s to drown out untrustworthy content with tweets, pics and posts from medical experts that the average American can… Read More »

Mired In Medical Debt? Federal Plan Would Update Overdue-Bill Collection Methods

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Elham Mirshafiei was at the library cramming for final exams during her senior year at California State University-Long Beach when she grew nauseated and started vomiting. After the 10th episode in an hour, a friend took her to the nearest emergency… Read More »

Medical News Today: Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain

New research tests a novel strategy for preventing holiday weight gain and proposes a psychological mechanism that explains why the strategy may work. Researchers may have identified a new way to prevent weight gain over the holiday season. More than 37% of adults in the United States are living with obesity, estimates show, and experts… Read More »