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Second opinions on the Internet

2010-03-19

With Statistics Canada set to release its report entitled “Getting a second opinion: Health information and the Internet” on Thursday, Feb. 21, Queen’s professor of Ophthalmology Sanjay Sharma is available for comment.
Dr. Sharma is co-creator of Insidermedicine.ca, a news program that is written, reported and produced by doctors and strives to bring accurate and cutting-edge health information to consumers.
The daily program covers topics ranging from disease prevention to breaking news pertaining to specific diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
"We started the service because more patients were coming into our offices with information that they downloaded from the Internet,” says Sharma. “The problem was that much of the information wasn’t correct.”
To arrange an interview with Dr. Sharma, please contact Communications Assistants Alissa Clark, alissa.clark@queensu.ca, 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or Molly Kehoe, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca, 613.533.2877, Queen's News and Media Services.

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