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Internet health information can reduce parents’ trust in doctors’ diagnoses

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics   Research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests online health information can influence whether parents trust a diagnosis made by their child’s doctor, potentially leading to delayed treatment.   The study abstract, “Paging Dr. Google: The Effects of Online Health Information on Parental Trust in Pediatrician’ Medical […]

Divorcing and Social Media – The Urge to Overshare

Divorcing and Social Media – The Urge to Overshare By Cindy Romer, Yellowbrick Accredited Divorce Coach   There is hurt when dissolving a marriage. A break up used to be a personal matter but in a world where we check Facebook more times than the mirror, we all know each other’s business. While we are navigating […]

When words become weapons: Suicide prevention and kids’ online behavior

By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   On July 12, 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter repeatedly encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself.  He was in his truck in a K-Mart parking lot, pumping the cab full of carbon monoxide gas. When he stepped out of the truck, she ordered him by text to […]