Is it Possible to Debunk Pandemic Misinformation?

Is it possible to debunk pandemic misinformation

Misinformation about the pandemic is rampant. The internet has become a great source of health misinformation. Misinformation can spread like wildfire. There’s information overload and people are having a difficult time separating fact from fiction. Is it possible to learn to debunk pandemic misinformation? Gary Schwitzer, Publisher at HealthNewsReview.org and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, believes it’s possible to learn to debunk pandemic misinformation. He helps journalists and consumers understand…

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Meet Our Health and Medical Contributors

Health and Medical Contributors for Healthin30.com

Our Health and Medical Contributors Our health and medical contributors are thought-leaders in their fields. They are are enthusiastic professionals with a passion for health education. Sudeb Dalai, MD, PhD Dr. Sudeb Dalai, MD PhD, is a Stanford and MIT-trained Infectious Disease Physician, Virologist, and Epidemiologist at Stanford University School of Medicine and Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford, he has trained physicians/students, instructed courses, and conducted virology research in the Division…

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Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA It’s an exciting time in health care today. The health care landscape is rapidly changing and digital technology has transformed the way we communicate, interact and search for health information. Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few, are powerful and phenomenal platforms to educate the public, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate and engage in conversations. Social media platforms gives a voice…

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Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   I recently had the honor of speaking at the PIAA International Section Conference, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” — How Threats Can Become Opportunities in Medical Liability, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was designed to allow attendees to share experiences relating to medical liability and the medical indemnity industry internationally, and it was a huge success. I was delighted to be invited to participate to speak about…

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LinkedIn Pulse | Empathy: Beyond a Connection

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA This is my first LinkedIn Pulse post, Empathy: Beyond a Connection.   Being a great leader means having a clear vision, mission or goal. It means being committed, and knowing how to listen and communicate, but it involves much more. It’s about having heart, empathy, and an uplifting spirit. With empathy and heart we can help our patients feel good, valued and respected. Empathy allows us to engage and…

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