Here are a couple of articles that you might find interesting:
The patients-doctors relationships in the Internet age: "Are patients swimming in a sea of health information? Or are they drowning in it?"
nytimes.com: Health: Science Times: Decoding Your Health: You’re Sick. Now What? Knowledge Is Power.
By Tara Parker-Pope
Published: September 29, 2008
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Why we need to conduct scientific studies of alternative therapies to look more closely at the unproven claims of alternative practitioners, taking a holistic approach to patient health, not the symptomatic attack.
smartplanet.com: Smart Technology: Rethinking Healthcare : Alternative therapies work without a prescription
By Dana Blankenhorn
Published: July 31, 2009
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