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Season 2 Episode 36: Tips from Amateurs: Researching a New Diagnosis

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Tips from Amateurs: Researching a New Diagnosis


In this week’s episode, Alex and Mary discuss their research methods. They offer their best tips on finding credible resources and sifting through what pops up on Google. . . separating the wheat from the chaff, if you will.


Episode Highlights

  • Welcome back! [0:40]

  • Thanks for your support! [0:50]

  • Subscribe, rate, and review [1:18]

  • Research [1:40]

  • Google [2:23]

  • Using the Internet [3:35]

  • Discernment [4:12]

  • Alex is a space nerd [5:00]

  • Government websites [5:20]

  • Dig a little deeper [6:38]

  • Peer-reviewed documents [7:34]

  • Google Scholar [8:45]

  • Check publication dates on articles [10:14]

  • Be open to multiple publications [11:28]

  • Reputable websites [14:06]

  • Recommends from physicians [15:35]

  • Prep for doctor appointments [17:53]

  • Approaching your physician [18:27]

  • Updated medication list [21:03]

  • Thanks for listening! [26:38]

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Links Mentioned in the Episode

Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Cleveland Clinic

National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Turning Discovery Into Health

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Summary Keywords

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