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Stanford expert debunks medical myths at library talk

Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses 'Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them'

Seema Yasmin is a journalist, medical doctor, professor and author, and director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative. Courtesy seemayasmin.com.

Ever wonder why false info and pseudo-science sometimes seems to spread more rapidly than the truth? In a free March 4 virtual talk sponsored by the Menlo Park Library, journalist/doctor/professor and CDC-trained "disease detective" Seema Yasmin will discuss and debunk widespread medical misinformation, including claims about vaccines, and more., as chronicled in her book , "Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them."

Yasmin is the director of the Stanford Center for Health Communication and also the author of "Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure" and "The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man's Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic," among other publications.

Her presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. More information is available at menlopark.org.

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Stanford expert debunks medical myths at library talk

Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses 'Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them'

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Mar 2, 2021, 12:00 pm

Ever wonder why false info and pseudo-science sometimes seems to spread more rapidly than the truth? In a free March 4 virtual talk sponsored by the Menlo Park Library, journalist/doctor/professor and CDC-trained "disease detective" Seema Yasmin will discuss and debunk widespread medical misinformation, including claims about vaccines, and more., as chronicled in her book , "Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them."

Yasmin is the director of the Stanford Center for Health Communication and also the author of "Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure" and "The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man's Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic," among other publications.

Her presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. More information is available at menlopark.org.

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