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In this "Medical Minute," Dr. Ford Vox points out that as medical devices become “democratized” and available cheaply online, users need to keep in mind an old adage once reserved for the medical profession: “A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.”

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In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox talk about a concerning new "trend" in healthcare: the discovery that some of the complicated devices we rely on to help save lives can sometimes spread infections between patients.