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Social media pitfalls, with guest Amy Caruso Brown, MD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Patients, parents and doctors deal with flood of online information 

How trustworthy is medical information from social media? Parents of children with cancer face an especially tricky task figuring this out. Amy Caruso Brown, MD, who treats children with cancer, discusses the risks and benefits of social media usage and the suggestions parents made for improvements. Caruso Brown is one of the researchers exploring this topic in a paper for the journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer. She is an associate professor of bioethics and humanities and of pediatrics at Upstate, and she specializes in pediatric hematology/oncology.