Study: Health care providers should counter inaccurate medical advice from celebrities

12/26/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

The public pays attention to medical advice from celebrities, and doctors should be aware of harmful information so they can be prepared to address it, according to a literature review in the journal BMJ. "A better understanding of celebrity can empower health professionals to take this phenomenon seriously and use patient encounters to educate the public about sources of health information and their trustworthiness," researchers concluded.

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