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Author Archives: Allie Janson Hazell

Five reasons GCs should blog

Last week I gave a presentation to a group of genetic counsellors entitled “Health 2.0: What it is, and why we should know about it.” My hope was to generate … Continue reading

April 30, 2009 · 4 Comments

Risks, Benefits and Patient Empowerment

I read an interesting article by Dr. Roni Zeiger about the importance of asking your doctor to outline all of the risks and benefits of any treatment or procedure prior … Continue reading

April 15, 2009 · 2 Comments

Valuing Context

We are losing our ancestral knowledge because the technicians only believe in modern science and cannot read the sky. -Andean peasant expression I read this quote in an ethnobotany course … Continue reading

March 12, 2009 · 5 Comments

Valentine’s Special on Cord Blood!

A friend forwarded this email to me recently: Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a gift voucher for cord blood banking! The storage of cord blood (blood collected from the … Continue reading

February 13, 2009 · Leave a comment

Going Public with Private Info

Benefits of sharing health information on the web I recently attended a talk on the “Importance of the Case Study.” In the world of medical research where large sample sizes … Continue reading

February 2, 2009 · Leave a comment

Healthcare providers in social media

Personal expression, Professional hesitation A while ago I wrote about Jay Parkinson, the physician who loves the internet. His practice, Hello Health allows patients to interact with their doctor in … Continue reading

January 20, 2009 · 4 Comments

I am not alone!

A couple of promising things have happened in the past week.  Thanks to google alerts I have found two other GC bloggers! Although their sites are more personal and less … Continue reading

January 11, 2009 · 5 Comments

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