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This podcast was published by HealthNewsReview.org on October 31st, 2018. For more resources and related links visit: https://www.healthnewsreview.org/podcastmedia/podcast-the-polluted-stream-of-health-care-information/ ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* As health care information flows from its source to the general public there are several opportunities for contamination. That contamination is something we document every day at HealthNewsReview.org: imbalanced, inaccurate media messages that mislead consumers about health care. But who is polluting our health care information? And how? In this podcast we speak with four people intimately involved in understanding and explaining not only how this happens, but what we can do about it. These experts will address topics such as the influence of promotional news releases, the impact of financial conflicts of interest, and the role of patient advocacy groups who don't always advocate in patients' best interests.

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