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Jon Brooks

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Jon Brooks appears in the following:

Telehealth Doctor Visits May Be Handy, But Aren't Cheaper Overall

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Many patients like the convenience of being able to quickly consult a doctor by text or phone or webcam instead of heading to an urgent care clinic. But the cost of consultations can add up.

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Should I Trust Wikipedia With My Health?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Some doctors lambaste Wikipedia for errors in its medical pages. But there are many physicians, science teachers and researchers working overtime to make the crowdsourced health content better.

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Facebook And Mortality: Why Your Incessant Joy Gives Me The Blues

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Has the social media site been good for our mental health or not? The evidence isn't straightforward, researchers say, despite lots of study. How Facebook makes you feel may depend on how you use it.

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Rise And Fall Of Theranos In A Biotech Cartoon

Monday, July 18, 2016

Hollywood has already cast Jennifer Lawrence to star in a movie about the embattled biotech firm. How did founder Elizabeth Holmes go from self-made billionaire to an estimated worth of $0? Read on.

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DIY Blood Tests? There's A Downside To Ordering Your Own

Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's legal to order diagnostic blood tests without consulting a doctor in many states. But critics say healthy patients can go down a rabbit hole of invasive assays and unnecessary treatments.

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Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The rise of the “sharing economy” is disrupting many industries -- especially the taxi industry. That's extremely apparent in San Francisco, where app-based ride-service startups thr...
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