Health 2.0

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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FoxNews Best Health Blogs List!

Hey there, I was so excited I forgot to mention yesterday: DiabetesMine.com was featured on FoxNews.com’s new list of Best Blogs – 10 Health Websites Worth A Click.  Cool!
Dr. Manny Alvarez is the managing editor of health news at FOXNews.com, and a regular medical contributor on the FOX News Channel. He apparently sniffs out the best-of-the-web stuff regularly.  My new favorite online doc! Even though he’s not an endo… …

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A Frank Chat with Kaiser Permanente

Since we love to gripe about healthcare providers, but rarely get a chance to talk with them frankly, I was excited to recently run into some executives from Kaiser Permanente (KP) at a healthcare blogging event.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Kaiser is America’s leading integrated health care organization with a unique nonprofit business model (and also those cool “your-couch-is-a-carb” / Thrive commercials).
They are very interested in Social Media, so it didn’t take too…

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