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Medical apps shift control of care from doctors to patients

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In his new book, “The Patient Will See You Now,” Dr. Eric Topol envisions patients as partners in their own health care rather than petitioners to the medical establishment. Armed with smartphones equipped with apps to monitor vital signs and perform diagnostic tests, patients’ reliance on physicians will diminish, he ...

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Why Your Doctor Won’t Friend You On Facebook

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Doctors’ practices are increasingly trying to reach their patients online. But don’t expect your doctor to “friend” you on Facebook – at least, not just yet. By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Physicians generally draw a line: Public professional pages – focused on medicine, similar to those other businesses offer ...

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