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AMA: Wacky Health Trends

The good, bad, and ugly of online health information and how you can think about, vet, and use online health information.

AMA: Wacky Health Trends

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In today’s AMA, we’ll be tackling one question:

  1. What's a popular health trend you see on Instagram that you think is totally silly?

I'll answer the question. More importantly, I'll discuss a much larger theme: How the internet has changed the state of health information and how should think about health information online.

Topics include:

  • How the internet has changed health information—what it was like before the internet, and what it's like now.
  • Some benefits of having more health information online.
  • Some downsides of having more health information online.
  • The "Great Endarkenment" theory of online health information.
  • How social media has impacted health practices—what makes health trends rise on social media and why.
  • What I think is the silliest health trend.
  • Larger lessons and thoughts on thinking about, vetting, processing, and using the health information you see online.

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