Category Archives: Social media

Crumbling Boundaries Between Patients and Doctors

Connecting with patients has taken on new urgency as physicians are now judged on their ability to make patients happy, via satisfaction surveys like the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS). But as any experienced physician knows, relaxing … Continue reading

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Brainwaves and Text Messaging

New research published in Epilepsy and Behavior shows that sending text messages on a smartphone can change the rhythm of brain waves.  People communicate increasingly via text messaging, though little is known on the neurological effects of smartphone use. A … Continue reading

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Use of social media gets science, scientists noticed

Academic researchers are turning to social media more and more, especially among the younger scientists and a new willingness to share their work. [More…]

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Social media choices when sharing important personal events

A new study is the first study to examine the use and effects of interpersonal media in social sharing. [More…]

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Social media helps users embrace differences

University of Missouri communication researchers have found that online social media gives users an outlet to embrace their differences and provide emotional support to others while deepening perceived relationships they feel they have with celebrities. [More…]

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases … Continue reading

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Social Media as a Tool in Medicine

Interesting article/review in Circulation (American Heart Association) about Digital Social Networks and Health. Free full text. [More…]

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