Here are some of the media items that grabbed our attention recently.
Four Things I Learned from Living with a Chronic Illness
Wise advice from a teenager who had to give up competitive gymnastics and find a new perspective on life after being diagnosed with a disease that causes chronic pain.
Access to Doctors’ Notes Aids Patients’ Treatment
A new study finds that patients better understand their condition and feel more in control when they can read their doctors’ notes (something you’re legally entitled to access).
Why We Need Ecological Medicine
Do we need exposure to a diversity of bacteria and germs for optimal immune health? A thought-provoking essay about the “germ theory,” “hygiene hypothesis” and more.
Coming Next: Using an App as Prescribed
A New York Times piece about whether healthcare apps – now regulated by the FDA – could reduce costs and change the way we monitor health.
Mining the Internet for Speedier Alerts on Drugs
The Wall Street Journal examines the results of a study showing that Internet search algorithms can detect adverse events for certain drugs ahead of FDA warnings.