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Seeing Your Doctor for Prevention,
Treating On Your Own: A Report from the Field

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Tweet First off, let me be clear: what I report below I am not recommending. My first obligation is to my readers. Also, I am grateful to Brooke Binkowski, a stellar journalist-friend, who spontaneously emailed me this story this morning. … Continue reading

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Health Disparities and Behavior Change:
A Plea to Stop the Attack Ads

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Tweet The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene takes on a poor, white, single-mom, smoker in a harsh black-and-white tv spot. An off-camera announcer essentially tells her to quit smoking or risk leaving her children without a parent. That’s … Continue reading

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Caveat Emptor: Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Ads for Testosterone Replacement Therapy Soar

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Tweet “Ted,” a 50-year-old bicycle racer from Philadelphia, saw his primary care doctor for the last time several months ago– when he was advised to start testosterone replacement therapy. “Your labs are excellent,” said Ted’s doctor. “I’d like to frame … Continue reading

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