Most of the time, it's kind of hard to be entertaining when you're talking illness and health care. But this week on White Coat, Black Art we're taking a look at when the world of entertainment crosses over into the world of medicine. From stars who do public service announcements to those who talk openly about their health issues, celebrity sickness sells, and the public seems to be buying. What's in for the stars, and what if anything, is in it for you?
U-S talk show host Montel Williams
is using his own battle with MS to help re-launch his media career with a new show - Living Well with Montel.
He tells us why he went public and what he really thinks about the controversial MS liberation treatment
he had 2 years ago.
And if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Two Boston doctors say they "go where the stories are" to turn celebrity diagnoses into teachable moments for the public and for fellow MDs at their Celebrity Diagnosis website.