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Who lives and who dies: will social media decide?

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Published on Oct 10, 2012

This year's lecture will be given by Julia Belluz, Associate Editor at the Medical Post and a National Magazine Award-winning journalist covering health care, policy and medical politics. The lecture will explore how social pressure influences our personal health choices, sometimes for the worst. Moving beyond individual choices, the lecture will explore how and why certain types of evidence impact how health policies are made and will examine how we can bridge the research to action gap so that we better engage with evidence as a society for more sound personal health and policy decisions

"In the last few years, we've seen cases where something as trivial as a tweet literally extends a person's life, gets them access to medical care they wouldn't have had otherwise, and changes health policy."
--Julia Belluz

The 2012 Annual Hart House Hancock Lecture features innovative thinkers, chosen by students, who create public discourse on current issues.

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