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EP 1040B - Searching For Health: The Smart Way to Find Information Online

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There's a good chance that you are guilty of googling some ailment you have, or searching about a pain in your body that WebMD tells you is much more serious than it actually is.

 

Air Date: 4/20/21
Duration: 18:30
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Kapil Parakh
Kapil Parakh, MD, MPH, Ph.D., a practicing cardiologist who trained at Johns Hopkins, works at Google. There, he has spearheaded efforts to provide high-quality health information to over a billion users. Anna Dirksen, MSc, the director of communications at ACCESS Health International, is a public health communications advisor to governments, nonprofits, and multinational organizations. She is the co-author of Voices in Dementia Care: Reimagining the Culture of Care.
  • Book Title: Searching For Health: The Smart Way to Find Information Online
EP 1040B - Searching For Health: The Smart Way to Find Information Online

There's a good chance that you are guilty of googling some ailment you have, or searching about a pain in your body that WebMD tells you is much more serious than it actually is.

In the new book Searching for Health, Dr. Kapil Parakh, with Anna Dirksen, brings to life knowledge he gained from working at Google and practicing medicine. Helping readers avoid common pitfalls, get the information they need, and partner effectively with their health team to figure out a path to good health together, the book distills decades of scientific research into a set of easy-to-follow tips.

Dr. Kapil Parakh joins us today to share some of these tips with us. He is a practicing cardiologist who trained at Johns Hopkins, works at Google. There, he has spearheaded efforts to provide high-quality health information to over a billion users.


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