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Online research for personal medical issues may be a healthy practice.

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Online research for personal medical issues may be a healthy practice.

How Reliable Is Health Information Online? Pew Study Sheds Light

Looking up your health symptoms on the Internet can be a traumatizing experience. Some websites are riddled with incomplete or inaccurate guidance, leaving you feeling like death is around the corner. Meanwhile, drug companies pitch you with online ads for...

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Axel Toelke (left) and Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate.

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Axel Toelke (left) and Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate.

ResearchGate’s 2013 Resolution: Make Money

Since opening its doors in 2008, ResearchGate has aimed to be the Facebook for scientists — a website for medical researchers to connect and share their findings. But following Facebook’s disastrous initial public offering last year, ResearchGate is spending 2013 trying...

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Medical identity theft affected an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S., according to the Ponemon Institute.

Photograph by Reza Estakhrian

Medical identity theft affected an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S., according to the Ponemon Institute.

How Medical Identity Theft Can Give You a Decade of Headaches

Arnold Salinas knows a lot about the person who stole his identity. He’s 5-foot-9, 190 pounds. He pays for pizzas with forged checks, defaulted on a $17,000 car loan and has traveled the country, racking up speeding tickets and thousands...

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