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Bryan Vartabedian, M.D. is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He writes and thinks on the convergence of social media and medicine on his blog, 33 Charts. Want to know more? Go to: www.33charts.com  or subscribe to the RSS Feed.


A Young Father and His Information

Bryan Vartabedian | February 25, 2011
It was sometime in the mid-nineties that parents started showing up in my office with reams of paper. Inkjet printouts of independently unearthed information pulled from AltaVista and Excite. Google didn't exist. In the earliest days of the web, information was occasionally leveraged by families as a type of newfound control.