Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) - NHSChoices video

NHSChoices: Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects parts of the spine. In this video, an expert describes the long-term effects of the condition, its most common symptoms and the different treatments available.

What happens when someone gets heat stroke? TED-Ed video

Have you ever suffered from exertional heat stroke? This condition is caused by intense activity in the heat and is one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Douglas J. Casa explains heat stroke's tremendous effects on the human body and details an action plan in case it ever happens to someone you know.

Lesson by Douglas J. Casa, animation by Cinematic.

Bedbugs - National Geographic video

An army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night:

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - The Home Depot video:

Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:

Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads

Is It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? - Apparently, yes, it works.

Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. - Twitter is an excitable medium

Naturally Occurring Peer Support through Social Media - Study of Individuals with Mental Illness Using YouTube

Online Mate-Retention Tactics on Facebook Are Associated With Relationship Aggression (study)

Wikipedia Emerges as Trusted Internet Source for Ebola Information

Reputation only: US News & World Report will use Doximity as sole source for physician surveys for "Best Hospitals"

The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It - mobile users spend 86% of their time on apps and only 14% on the Web - WSJ

Blogging References for ACR 2014 Social Media Bootcamp

A quick list to Social Media Guidelines for Medics: take your pick

Improving your account security - advice from Google engineer Matt Cutts

How to active Find my iPad/iPhone -- Find my Android device

We found a way how not to use social media, if you run a medical journal

Make social media promotion a "standard of care." Here's how you prove it: Create social media posts for a study and include shortened links. Count the clicks on those links. If that number is greater than zero, the post increased article readership.

The articles were selected from Twitter @DrVes and RSS subscriptions. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to clinicalcases at and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Cycle of Online Information and Physician Education (click here to enlarge the image).

Duty calls. Image source:, Creative Commons license.

Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):

"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for more than a decade. Today Mrs. Braathen is a resident on the private apartment ship “The World,” traveling all over the globe but always returning to Cleveland Clinic Florida for her medical care.

“Through this donation, I want to celebrate my husband’s genius and success, in the certain belief that it will improve many lives for years to come,” Mrs. Braathen said."

It all started with a love story and Mrs. Braathen had written a book about it:


Cleveland Clinic Braathen Center Opening

$30 Million Gift Will Transform Neurology

Braathen Center Opens in Florida

Disclaimer: I am an Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida and a Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.
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