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Laura Offutt MD (@lauraoffutt)

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Laura Offutt MD (@lauraoffutt) posted · Fri, Aug 8 8:54pm · View  

Laura Offutt MD - Patient/Caregiver Scholarship 2014

I am an Internal Medicine physician with experience in patient care, research and consulting. Currently, I spend my time using Social Media to reach teens about health topics in the place that they spend so much of their time. My experiences seeing adult patients, many of whom had medical problems which resulted from life-long behaviors starting in adolescence, served as a major inspiration for this project, as does being a mother who wants to make sure (like all parents) that my children make healthy choices to help insure a healthy life.

A year and a half ago, I decided to start a teen health blog (http://drlauraoffutt.blogspot.com). After figuring out how to blog, I branched into other platforms including Twitter, Tumblr, Pheed, Instagram as “Real [...]

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