After spending about half an hour discussing a diagnosis and treatment plan with a patient in my office, she pulled out her phone and Googled it. In my office. With me there. When did Google become a reputable second opinion?
Talia Zenlea, MD
Gastroenterologist, women's health expert, blogger, mom to many boys
Dr. Talia Zenlea is a board-certified internist and academic gastroenterologist, currently practicing in Toronto. She she is the founder of <a href="http://bellyblog.ca" rel="nofollow">bellyblog.ca</a>, a website dedicated to delivering high quality health information that's easy to digest, and is the mom of three boys aged 3 and under and an extremely tolerant 7-year-old Labradoodle.
When you read that processed meat has "Grade 1" status, just like cigarette smoking, arsenic, or asbestos, it just means that the WHO is confident in the relationship between processed meat and cancer - NOT that processed meat is as likely to cause cancer as cigarette smoking is.
10/28/2015 12:38 EDT
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