MedShadow: New Look and Focus on Side Effects Awareness

Suzanne B. Robotti
Suzanne B. Robotti Executive Director
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New look, new articles, new clippings — same focus: ask about the side effects before you decide on your medical care.

Regular visitors to our site will notice that we have updated our look and layout completely. We now have a slideshow with a short fact accompanying each slide on the opening page. Each photo “slides” every 15 seconds or so to another photo and fact. Each photo links to an article with much more info. Please check out our site map at the bottom of the home page to see all the topics that are addressed.

We’ve hired a Content Editor, the fabulous Colleen Davis Gardephe. Please read her bio on the About Us page. We have not been posting as many blogs or adding new articles for the past few weeks. That’s because every step forward needs a half step back. With Colleen on board, we have taken this time to evaluate what we have published for the past five months and what our goals are for the rest of the year and beyond.

We find many news articles that extend our existing knowledge of side effects. While they may not merit a blog posting or full article, they add to our stockpile of information. We’ve created a “News” section so these short items will be available when you search for information on a topic or just scan for studies on side effects.

We are adding stories and information on many new areas such as asthma and acupuncture, migraines and bipolar disorder.  Starting next week fresh articles will be published weekly in addition to two opinion blogs a week.

We will keep you alerted on Facebook and Twitter when we post new info. Also, sign up for our weekly eNewsletter so that a short recap of the new info on MedShadow.org will show up in your mailbox and please take our polls as well.

Do you like the changes? “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Med_Shadow and please tell us what topics you would like us to cover.

Thanks so much for reading our site and supporting our mission. We want to change the conversation about how people view the side effects of the drugs they are prescribed and encourage them to do a risk/benefit analysis of each medicine they take, even over-the-counter remedies.  It’s often difficult to pinpoint the exact short- and long-term effects of every drug, so we at MedShadow want to help you with your research. We appreciate your interest in our website and foundation and hope we can be help you and your family with health decisions.

Thank you.

 –Su Robotti

DISCLAIMER: MedShadow provides information and resources related to medications, their effects, and potential side effects. However, it is important to note that we are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The content on our site is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Individuals dealing with medical conditions or symptoms should seek guidance from a licensed healthcare professional, such as a physician or pharmacist, who can provide personalized medical advice tailored to their specific circumstances.

While we strive to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information presented on MedShadow, we cannot guarantee its completeness or suitability for any particular individual's medical needs. Therefore, we strongly encourage users to consult with qualified healthcare professionals regarding any health-related concerns or decisions. By accessing and using MedShadow, you acknowledge and agree that the information provided on the site is not a substitute for professional medical advice and that you should always consult with a qualified healthcare provider for any medical concerns.

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