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A Life-Saving Story About Research & Second Opinions

Judie Rappaport
September 9, 2014

Dear Judie, 


I hope my experience will help your readers. I agree with your column on sourcing Internet information and obtaining verification from additional qualified sources before using the research. When I researched my son's disease, our physician refused to acknowledge any protocols in my research. He also refused to acknowledge the expertise of the research authors/sources at The National Institute of Health (NIH), two different teaching professors at schools of medicine, and the National Naval Medical Canter. All confirmed the potential value for my son. The physician stated he didn't believe in those new methods, saying, "they are in academia, and I am in practice."


We fired that physician, fortunately found one who valued the new but thoroughly vetted treatment protocol, and 9 days later my son returned from his comatose state. We've been assured he would have died without the information we found online. When medical conditions do not improve, we should always research the issues and seek second and third opinions before unquestioningly accepting a loved one's decline. 

- Diane, Stuart


Dear Diane,


Your wonderfully encouraging and motivating story will help many readers. Thank you 



Judie Rappaport, President & Founder
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