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The Media's Effect on Your Health Care Decisions

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

Consumers are bombarded daily with confusing and often conflicting medical information via traditional and digital media channels. City of Hope, hosted by KPCC, presented a thought-provoking community forum about how consumers can make better informed medical decisions. Health care academicians and professional journalists also discussed how media stories affect patient demands, doctors’ behaviors and healthcare trends. The panel was moderated by Val Zavala, Vice President of News and Public Affairs at KCET-TV, and included David H. Newman, M.D., Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Julia Seifer, Senior Manager of Special Projects at ABC7, Eyewitness News. Photo Credit: Getty Images