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5 Answers to the Question: How Can Social Media Improve Health Outcomes?

April 14, 2014 by Courtland Long

A startling amount of American adults suffer from at least one chronic condition – almost one in two adults. Given our various proclivities for inactivity, tobacco use, poor nutrition, and excessive alcohol consumption, this figure is not actually very surprising.[read more]

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Mobile Apps for Chronic Cancer Patients

February 18, 2014 by Joan Justice
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Cancer.net app

There are literally thousands of medical apps in the marketplace and it is very difficult to sift through them and find out which ones are easy to use, practical and helpful. I did some research, asked some patients, and read a lot of reviews to get an idea of which ones were helpful for chronic cancer patients.[read more]

Why Health Care Professionals Should Monitor Social Media

February 22, 2012 by Adriana Munoz
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So why, then, is it imperative for healthcare professionals to break into social media? Because the risks of not being involved far outweigh the risks of being part of it. Not understanding this space or refusing to engage with it is no longer a valid reason for ignoring it.[read more]

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True Empowerment: How Social Learning and Healthcare Go Hand In Hand

January 31, 2012 by Brian S. McGowan PhD.

Photo by Michael Dorausch via Flickr, Creative Commons

In today’s information age, a vast number of new online resources are available to patients. They come with varying levels of interactivity, functionality, and credibility. Some resources serve to curate cutting-edge, evidence-based data that is readily searchable. Other resources serve to create a community where patients can track and...[read more]

 
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