Health 2.0

BlogHer Community Activism: Where’s the Healthcare?

The power gals over at BlogHer (online community for women bloggers founded in 2005) have had a stroke of genius: What if, they thought, every one of their 11,000+ members worked together to focus their collective brainpower, ingenuity and influence on one red-hot issue? “How about if that one red-hot issue was the focus of an organized, year-long campaign to make a measurable difference that this community cares about?”
To this end, last week the…

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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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