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It’s Official: Study Shows Dr Google Really Is Wrong More Often Than Not

Getting a DIY diagnosis via the internet is likely to be wrong more often that not

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“A study analyzing the accuracy of online symptom-checking websites and apps reveals that the quality of their diagnostic advice varies considerably, and on average they only list the correct diagnosis first about one-third (36 percent) of the time.

“While it may be tempting to use these tools to find out what may be causing your symptoms, most of the time they are unreliable at best and can be dangerous at worst,” 

“Generally the triage advice erred on the side of caution, which in some ways is good, but can lead to people going to an emergency department when they really don’t need to.”

“Diagnosis is not a single assessment, but rather a process requiring knowledge, experience, clinical examination and testing, and the passage of time, impossible to replicate in a single online interaction.”

They don’t know your medical history or other symptoms. For people who lack health knowledge, they may think the advice they’re given is accurate or that their condition is not serious when it may be.”



>Medical Journal of Australia

The Rubin Daily Offering for Balance | Rubin Museum of Art

Himalayan art contains powerful tools for shifting perspectives, which can help us navigate our lives, especially in moments of crisis. Our new video series, The Rubin Daily Offering, provides art, ideas, and practices inspired by our collection to help us achieve greater balance at a moment of considerable upheaval.

“Thursday through Monday, practitioners, artists, teachers, and experts alike share 10 minutes of insights and tools to help open a window into our inner world so we can better navigate the outer one. 

“Beginning April 2, tune in as we to learn to navigate a shifting world and discover the transformative power of art. Videos are posted every day of the week that the Museum would ordinarily be open to the public, Thursday through Monday. We release a new episode at noon each day on Instagram’s IGTV.

Follow our account to watch the videos as soon as they’re available. You can also visit this page to watch recent episodes after they’ve been shared on Instagram and catch up on content you might have missed!

Continue with full page links, account access and past videos at Source: >The Rubin Daily Offering | Rubin Museum of Art

Unwind With These Free, Museum-Led Meditation and Mindfulness Sessions | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

>Schedule Workshops in your Calendar

“After weeks—or months—of sheltering in place, many stuck inside are feeling decidedly devoid of inner peace. Luckily, thanks to an array of online offerings announced by shuttered cultural institutions, options for unwinding abound. Among the most relaxing experiences available: meditation and mindfulness sessions led by the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, D.C.

“Per the Rubin’s website, the Manhattan museum’s “Daily Offering” video series is inspired by its collection of Himalayan art and artifacts. Featuring ten-minute reflections, guided meditations and musical offerings, the sessions aim to help participants “achieve greater balance at a moment of considerable upheaval.

”The Rubin posts new episodes on its Instagram account and website each day it would ordinarily be open to the public (Thursday through Monday). Sessions feature wellness tips from anthropologist and Tibetan medical doctor Tawni Tidwell, guided meditations led by teachers Sharon Salzberg and Kate Johnson, commentary by philosopher Tenzin Priyadarshi, and performances by musicians from the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective, among others.

“The National Museum of Asian Art, meanwhile, is hosting 30-minute online workshops on meditation and mindfulness, in addition to highlighting a wide array of online tours, podcasts and virtual exhibitions. Held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Eastern time, the free Zoom classes are “appropriate for all levels of practitioners.”

“Per the museum’s website, sessions strive to help participants “build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. ”If these shorter practices whet your appetite for uninterrupted hours of contemplation, consider visiting virtual versions of the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Rooms housed at the Rubin and the National Museum of Asian Art.

“Accompanied by traditional Buddhist chanting, the interactive experiences feature 360-degree views of the sumptuous real-life spaces, as well as annotated artifact histories.

The Rubin’s “Daily Offerings” begin with a curator walking viewers through calming, focused analysis and observation of one of the more than 3,800 objects in the museum’s collection. The offerings then shift into a mindfulness practice led by teachers, artists or musicians.

Read the full story with the links at Source: >Unwind With These Free, Museum-Led Meditation and Mindfulness Sessions | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine