Medicine 2.0 abstract submission deadline extended to March 21st!

The deadline for submission of abstracts for Medicine 2.0’13 has been extended! If you have original research that’s hot off the presses, an interesting proposal for a panel session, or anything else you want to contribute to the mHealth conversation, then now is the time. There have already been 355 abstracts received as of March […]

Should you consider prescribing Facebook to older patients?

A graduate student from the University of Arizona, Janelle Wohltmann, is studying whether Facebook use can improve older adult cognitive performance and make them feel more socially connected. Her preliminary findings show that after using Facebook, older adults performed about 25 percent better on tasks designed to measure their ability to continuously monitor and to quickly add or delete the contents of their working memory, also known as “updating”.