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:

Efficacy of a Text Message-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention for Young People: another negative study

Normal use of tablet PCs leads to a remarkable amount of microbial surface contamination. Standardized surface disinfection with isopropanol wipes as guided by the application significantly reduces this microbial load but voids the warranty

Still unclear if doctor rating websites reflect the quality of care offered by individual health care providers

Faculty-administered Facebook page in anatomy education: the majority of students agreed it could be useful

Diavideos is a web portal that provides easy access to a repository of trustworthy diabetes videos on YouTube

Social Media's Role in ENT: It is a physician's duty to ensure that patients are being educated properly

The ethics of social media in dental practice: challenges (PDF)

Talk or Text to Tell? How Young Adults Prefer to Receive STD Results in a Wireless World - nearly all preferred face to face communication

Online social networks for patient recruitment in clinical research: successful, cost-effective and efficient

Can I get a retweet please? Health research recruitment via Twitter is effective for difficult-to-reach populations

The more young adults used Facebook, the more their life satisfaction levels declined over time (study)

Editing Wikipedia Pages for Med School Credit

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

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