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Medicine Meets Mademoiselle (or Cosmopolitan?)

So…I thought I would surf the web today and see what the big health topics of the day are.  I decided to check out Oprah and Dr. Oz, but I was most interested to check out the website for the tv show, ‘The Doctors” to see what people are buzzing about these days. I have to admit, I was a little let down. Here I was expecting a website featuring an ER physician and other medical professionals to be chock full of good, solid health information that would tackle the top health concerns today but instead I found topics like: ‘Does your wife need to Groom “down there?”’,’ How to hit the gym for a better orgasm’ and ‘Mother nature’s Viagra’. Ugh!

Now I’m not saying these aren’t interesting topics but I would likely find the same articles in this month’s issue of Cosmopolitan. I was particularly disappointed to find these topics in lieu of more timely and needed information like ‘How to prevent a heart attack’, ‘How often should I get screened for colon cancer’ or the like. I would have even settled for a blurb on ‘How to get fit with yoga’ but I was out of luck.

I suppose those big producers know what they are doing, however, or they would not publish and air the stories they do. What kind of health information do you like to read about most? Drop me a line at info@empoweredmedicine.com and let me know. I would love to hear from you. 
 

Grass Roots; Author Needs Your Help!

July 19, 2009
Well today is a wonderful, lazy Sunday afternoon. Actually, this whole weekend has been very relaxing. I’ve had some time to reflect on recent projects and issues at hand. One issue I’ve been struggling with is how to best market the book Empowered Medicine; A Guide for Consumers. As a first time author, I knew I had a message to share with the book, but marketing is not my forte to be quite honest. Many authors find themselves in this predicament. Many think if they have a good message, ...
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Read Up, Then See your Doctor

July 2, 2009
As I mentioned in this month’s Empowered Medicine Newsletter, according to a recent article in USA today, the number of people searching for medical information on the internet has doubled in the past 2 years. While books and other printed materials still rank number one, more and more people are looking to the convenience of a forum that is readily accessible, 24 hours a day, no matter what the subject.

This news both excites me and worries me. I’m happy to see that people are taking the ...
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Everyone Has a Blog These Days....

June 15, 2009
Everyone has a blog these days. You can find blogs on just about any subject. Blogs are published for different reasons. Some blogs are solely in existence to make money. Others create blogs to keep family and friends updated on milestones and celebrations. Then again, some bloggers have truly something special they want to share with whoever will listen. So why did I create this blog? There are two main reasons.

First of all, I do wish to share with you something I hold near and dear to my h...
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About the Author


Christi Larson, Pharm. D. is a pharmacist, author of Empowered Medicine; A Guide for Consumers and creator of www.empoweredmedicine.com. You can read more about her by visiting www.EmpoweredMedicine.com and clicking on the 'About Us' tab. Dr. Larson is committed to providing evidence-based medical information.
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