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Editorial

Finding Information in All the Wrong Places

Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson
ONF 2001, 787 DOI:

What do the newspaper comic strips, television soap operas, People Magazine, ads from pharmaceutical companies, and a recent movie poster have in common? Lately, they have become an all-to-common source of healthcare information for millions of Americans. I am not sure about you, but I am most uncomfortable with the idea that, in this world of rationed healthcare resources, many of the people around us are getting their medical explanations and familiarity with the issues facing health care today from these popular cultural sources.