Meanwhile, for your reading & conversation pleasure:
See end of diary for introduction to free Medscape use.
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|August 31 - "Lunch with Two People who Suffer from Schizophrenia" by recoveringConservative
September 7 - OPEN THREAD NIGHT & POTLUCK: bring a favorite easy recipe!
Sept 14 "Fibromyalgia MAY Now Be Treated Effectively...So To Speak: 150+ Free Links to Medical Journal Discussions, Arguments & Research on-&-related to FM treatment; + some views of my own" - by mettle fatigue
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MEDSCAPE is a mostly-plain-English news & research report service geared for healthcare professionals but FREE to all who register - choose "Consumer" on the PROFESSIONS list in the registration process that starts when you first click on a Medscape link.
Selecting multiple topics for email notification may flood your inbox, because a tremendous number of medical journals worldwide contribute articles to Medscape, so it's a good idea to start with few or just one notification topic, and see how it goes (or none, if you only want access and no emails).
Many Medscape articles are commentable - if you use a screen-name for privacy, it's worth devising one that won't undermine your own comments' impact.
Articles with videos of speakers provide a transcript below the vid window and you can shut sound off if you'd rather read than listen. Some articles are slideshows or quizes with accompanying text.
Keep in mind that the competitive nature of publishing can skew writing to suggest certainties not fully supported by findings, and there are always the basics to watch out for, such as, "Many Studies Have 'Elementary Statistical Errors'". Medical science, like every realm of human endeavor, is a work in progress. Read critically for best results.