Health 2.0

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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A Chat with the “Everything Blogging” Author

Today, a chat with an authority on my other obsession, blogging. Communications expert and author Aliza Sherman, who hosts more than half a dozen blogs (!) on topics ranging from doggie products to filmmaking to food, has just completed “The Everything Blogging Book” all about the why, when, where and how of blogging. As part of her virtual book tour, Aliza was kind enough to stop by at DiabetesMine.com to fill us D-enthusiasts in on…

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