Tabloid Medicine

Every day, nearly 8 million Americans search the Internet for medical advice on everything from skin rashes to cancer treatments. Dr. Robert Goldberg argues that consumers should be wary of the instantaneous medical advice found online. In Tabloid Medicine: How the Internet Is Being Used to Hijack Medical Science for Fear and Profit he argues that the Internet can be used to scare the public, and that hidden agendas can undermine public health.