Category: Privacy and Security

Jun 24 2008

Misdiagnosis, a Visit to the Lab and One Last Point

For those of you who have read my misdiagnosis story, you know that one of the ultimate heroes was the pathologist (I’ll call him Dr. H.) who helped me understand how the misdiagnosis happened.  Even though he was one of the doctors responsible for getting it wrong, in the end, he didn’t turn away or …

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Oct 05 2007

Microsoft offers Health Vault – Don’t Do It!

For the past four weeks, listeners of my radio show have heard a series of tips I’ve given about PHRs – personal health records. The underlying message has been: keeping your personal records in digital format can be a good thing. But do not — under any circumstances — move them to the web! No …

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Oct 05 2007

Microsoft offers Health Vault – Don’t Do It!

For the past four weeks, listeners of my radio show have heard a series of tips I’ve given about PHRs – personal health records. The underlying message has been: keeping your personal records in digital format can be a good thing. But do not — under any circumstances — move them to the web! No …

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Sep 12 2007

Human Microchips? Told You So!

A few months ago I blogged about the push by the manufacturers of RFID chips, radio frequency identification computer chips, to begin implanting them in humans. At the time, I was pretty definite about the cons of the subject. I recommended against the idea in — ahem — the strongest of terms. A report by …

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