Myeloma Minute: Misleading Medical News

 

Consumers of Medical News Need to Be Wary and Aware

A bounty of medical news and information is increasingly available online. However, as IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie writes in his blog this week, it’s important to digest medical news with a critical eye. Dr. Durie examines two recent topics in the news that he says bear deeper scrutiny: the Zika virus and the crowdfunding of myeloma clinical trials. To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE.

 

The International Myeloma Foundation Kicks Off Myeloma ACTION Month on March 1st

As March and Myeloma ACTION Month draw closer, the International Myeloma Foundation wants to share with you the details of our 2016 pro-ACTIVE campaign. We invite all advocates to join us by taking any of the following steps to raise myeloma awareness: participate in a patient action letter-writing campaign, spread the word on Twitter with the hashtag #MyACTIONMatters16, swap out your current Facebook image and Twitter image with the MAM logo, or post the IMF Myeloma ACTION Month flyer in your neighborhood. To access graphics, flyers, a customizable patient action letter, and other such items, visit the IMF’s Myeloma ACTION Month website.

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Register NOW for the Free "Living Well with Myeloma" Teleconference in March

As part of Myeloma ACTION Month, the International Myeloma Foundation presents “Living Well with Myeloma” teleconference series. On Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET, an IMF expert panel will answer your top concerns. The panelists include Drs. Brian Durie, Rafat Abonour, and S. Vincent Rajkumar. Once registered, participants will receive an email with dial-in instructions, conference ID#, and a link to slides. To register for free, click HERE.

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