“Whom Do You Tell When You’re Sick? Maybe Everyone You Know” (NYT)

There’s an interesting article in last Saturday’s New York Times about whether you should tell others you have an illness or medical condition. See:


Whom Do you Tell When You’re Sick? Maybe Everyone You Know
by Bruce Feiler
New York Times
March 4, 2017

The author asks:  “So in our time of radical disclosure, how should patients evaluate the risks and benefits of sharing medical information?”

Five concepts are addressed:

  • You might save your life.
  • Keep calm and lurk.
  • Tweet defensively.
  • Control your surrogates.
  • Victim no more.

The article is worth reading.