Monthly Archives: April 2010

Perplexed Pediatrician – Should Mom Worry?

When her son’s pediatrician said she had never heard of the National Cancer Institute (, this young mom was blown away. Should she worry about entrusting her son’s care to a doctor who has never heard of this world-famous institution? Comments invited. Continue reading

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Cyberchondria – Don’t Let This Happen to You!

“Cyberchondriacs” spend hours at the computer screen, typing in symptoms, or fears, wading through the results, both accurate and inaccurate, and convincing themselves they have a certain condition. Often, they will print out reams of documentation and present themselves to their doctors, having already diagnosed their “condition” and determined a course of treatment. Continue reading

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