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Fake news makes for headaches for consumers, health communicators

The Federal Trade Commission is shaking its finger at 10 companies using “fake news” websites to promote their products, reports NPR. Companies such as Beony International LLC, in San Diego, made websites with names such as “News 6 News Alerts,” “Health News Health Alerts,” and “Health 6 Beat Health News” to promote its acacia berry…

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Scholar in the spotlight: Interactive games for health

Interactive games for health are becoming more and more popular as technology advances and the number of video game platforms on the market increase. The national program, Health Games Research, has established itself as a leader in the field of interactive games for health. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio, Health Games…

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New study: Physicians should use social media carefully

A study out today from two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians, Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPA and Bradley H. Crotty, MD provides some recommendations on how physicians can use social media sites and still maintain a necessary level of professionalism. According to a summary on the website MedicalNewsToday, Mostaghimi and Crotty’s article in today’s Annals of Internal Medicine…

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