Most media glosses over important details and often gets the diagnosis wrong. We provide the real medical facts behind the headlines.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 6, 2011
For the second year in a row, Celebrity Diagnosis® has been nominated for the Medical Weblog Award - the 'Oscar' for online health and wellness information - for its reporting on conditions of the sick and famous. The polls are open and you can vote for your favorite health and wellness site until midnight on Sunday.
Why do people make sex tapes? Which diets really work? What do Michelle Obama and Captain Beefheart have in common? Could Charlie Sheen have IED - Intermittent Explosive Disorder? What's really making Steve Jobs sick? Why was The Black Swan tagged 'eating disorder porn'? What are the top ten GOOD THINGS about having cancer?
Curious minds can find the answers to these questions and more at Celebrity Diagnosis®, created by a wife and husband team of physicians who have trained, taught and practiced at some of the top U.S. medical schools. Celebrity's Chief Medical Officer Michele R. Berman, M.D. said: "Most media glosses over important details and often gets the diagnosis wrong. We provide the real medical facts behind the headlines." She continued: "We're proud to have made it, two years in a row, to the 'Super Bowl' of medical blogs." (You can cast your vote here.)
Celebrity Diagnosis® regularly publishes short articles on trending health topics and diseases, taking advantage of the power of celebrity to capture the attention of consumers for Teachable Moments in Medicine®. The site features stories about public figures from the worlds of arts and entertainment, sports, business, government and politics, religion, science and technology who suffer from health conditions that do not respect fame or fortune and that can affect anyone: 'common diseases affecting uncommon people.'
Celebrities include Academy Award and Grammy Award winners and reality TV stars. Featured recently have been Michael Douglas, Lindsey Lohan, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Charlie Sheen, Steve Jobs, Mila Kunis, Natalia Portman, Portia De Rossi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Middleton, Katy Perry, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Anne Hathaway, Heidi Montag, Chelsea Handler, Aretha Franklin, Patti Hansen, Kathy Griffin and Glenn Beck.
Recent stories have covered sex addiction and nymphomania, diets and eating disorders, health and wellness fads (including kombucha tea, coconut water, Salvia divinorum, detox diets and cleanses and the Dukan Diet), bedbugs, pancreatic cancer, throat cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, anger management, aortic aneurysms, stuttering and stammering in The King's Speech, medical tourism, food addiction, eating disorder pornography, plastic surgery addiction and why the prescription for cancer patients is to 'Laugh, Sing and Eat Like a Pig.'
Teachable moments in sports medicine often involve prevention and treatment of injuries such as concussions suffered by Pittsburgh Steeler and Super Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and other NFL football players.
You can follow Celebrity Diagnosis® on Twitter and Facebook. These sites are for informational purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for advice from your own doctor. The information is not to be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. Celebrity Diagnosis® and Teachable Moments in Medicine® are registered trademarks of Celebrity Diagnosis LLC.
Celebrity Diagnosis LLC was co-founded by Michele Berman, M.D. and Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Berman was co-owner and Clinical Director of The Pediatric Center, a private practice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and was named Outstanding Washington Physician by Washingtonian Magazine. She gained extensive experience in communicating health information to consumers by authoring a monthly column for Washington Parent Magazine. Dr. Berman is also a medical Internet pioneer, having established one of the first medical practice websites in 1997. Dr. Boguski has held positions at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Library of Medicine and in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He is a former vice president of Novartis and was honored as a Visionary and Influencer by the Personalized Medicine Coalition in 2006 and is a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Dr. Boguski is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at the Francis Countway Library of Medicine and in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.