Privacy concerns

To the readers of my blog.  I had started this blog to disseminate information about neurological and neurosurgical conditions. Information which was written in a simple easy to understand language (aka free of medical jargon). Over the past 2 years, the readers of my blog started writing in to me with specific questions regarding their own health or that of a loved one.

While I attempt to answer these requests responsibly (please remember the Internet is no place to diagnose your condition and nothing quite replaces a face to face visit with your physician), what concerns me is that some of you are writing in and putting your MRI reports and medical record information in the email. Privacy concerns are paramount and hence I request you to refrain from doing this.  Also in your email, please remove any information which might identify you.

Things on the Internet stay for ever and can be misused. So a humble request, protect your private information!!!