Researchers from UPenn analyzed roughly 10 billion tweets to better understand how people are talking about cardiovascular disease on social media.
Using Twitter to study pharmaceutical drug side effects
How twitter is being used to study drug side effects
The medical conversations are happening on Twitter, not Facebook, and that’s a good thing
You can follow Iltifat Husain MD on Twitter @IltifatMD When twitter initially launched I was largely skeptical on how it could be utilized in medicine. Initially I thought Facebook was a better option due to the ability to use more than 140 characters. Overtime though, it has become clear the medical conversations are happening on […]
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”.
How Twitter has helped me become a better doctor
Examples of how Twitter has helped me become a better doctor and enriched my personal and professional life.