Health 2.0

Spam Update and the Contest for Healthcare Entrepreneurs (!)

A few announcements today:
First, I’ve been hit by a generous helping of comment spam, forcing me to switch on my “moderate comments” filter. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If your comment is legitimate, rest assured it will be posted, it just may take a little longer than back in the day when I could just leave comments open without screening everybody. *Sigh*
btw, for those of you who’ve been writing to me…

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DiabetesHealth TV (!)

DiabetesHealth magazine has launched its online makeover… and guess what?  It looks a lot more like a blog now than just another print publication that’s putting its stuff up on the web.
And guess what else?  Editor Scott King and his crew — including brand new Managing Editor Linda von Wartburg — have organized their series of video interviews into a nice, clean, comprehensive collection called (the new & improved) DiabetesHealth TV.
And guess what…

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PharmedOut

Down on Big Pharma?  You are not alone.  Whether or not you actually believe that these companies are suppressing a cure for diabetes in order to stay in business, you probably have some (well-founded) suspicions about ethics in medical practice.
So you might be as intrigued as I was to discover the existence of PharmedOut, an independent, publicly-funded (!) project (hat tip: Pharma Gossip) that “empowers physicians to identify and counter inappropriate pharmaceutical promotion practices.”…

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dLife and the Diabetes Media Conundrum

“It used to be that anytime something — anything — about diabetes was on TV or in the news, everyone would call each other right away, word would spread fast and everyone was all excited.  But now there’s a weekly television show devoted specifically to diabetes and people shrug it off and say, ‘aw, that’s so commercial,’” Tom Karlya of dLife tells me with a sigh. 
I am sitting in his Westport, Ct., office.  (Yes,…

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