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Is It OK for Doctors to Google You?

Debating whether doctors should Google their patients, the benefits of a vegan diet for overweight kids and more.

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Is It OK for Doctors to Google You?

Debating whether doctors should Google their patients, the benefits of a vegan diet for overweight kids and more.

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REUTERS: Is it OK for Doctors to 'google' Patients?

"It's something we do to job applicants, first dates, former lovers and the quiet co-worker in the next cubicle. The practice of 'googling' others for professional reasons or out of personal curiosity is so ubiquitous that the name of the popular Internet search engine has turned into a verb. In healthcare, patients often head online for diagnoses, drug information and details about their doctors. But do professional standards prevent physicians from doing the same to patients?" Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Plant-based Diet May Reduce Obese Children's Risk of Heart Disease

"Obese children who begin a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may lower their risk of heart disease through improvements in their weight, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity, and high-sensitivity C-reactive, according to new research." Click here to read the full story.

WEB MD: Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds

"People who most closely followed the Mediterranean diet were less likely to suffer an ischemic stroke—caused by a blood clot—compared to people with the lowest adherence to the diet, the study found." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Overweight Children May Be at Higher Risk of Esophageal Cancer as Adults

"Overweight children may be at higher risk of esophageal (gullet) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends, according to research published this week in the British Journal of Cancer." Click here to read the full story.