(As a breast cancer survivor, Olivia Newtown-John is on a crusade to create awareness about early detection. She encourages women to take a more active role in their health and has launched the Liv Aid, a device to help women perform breast self-exams.)
As doctors get on Facebook, ethics are a bit fuzzy: “Any professional faces the same dilemma. You want to share information with your friends, and yet, given the reach of Facebook, what are you comfortable sharing in a personal space that could be cast in a different light in a professional context?” – Devin McGraw, Health Privacy Project.
“Congress at midnight Thursday approved an $801 billion package of tax cuts and $57 billion for extended unemployment insurance. The vote sealed the first major deal between President Obama and Congressional Republicans as Democrats put aside their objections and bowed to the realignment of power brought about by their crushing election losses.”
Need a moment of reflection on 2010? Boston.com’s Big Picture has the year in photos.