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:

Adverse Health Effects and Unhealthy Behaviors among Medical Students Using Facebook. Time spent linked to isolation from family/community, refusing to answer calls, pain. Time spent on Facebook linked with "holding urination and defecation, skipping meals"

YouTube as info source for adenotonsillectomy/ear tubes: Viewer "likes" did not correlate with content quality

Objective Analysis of Public's Response to Medical Videos on YouTube. The sad conclusion: quality doesn't improve engagement

"Instagram envy" and FOMO (fear of missing out) - Instagram as the biggest culprit among social networks

Social media use by patients with glaucoma: what can we learn?

Twitter classification model: the ABC of two million fitness tweets.

Twitter for breast cancer prevention: majority of tweets did not promote any specific preventive behavior

The Anatomy of a Scientific Rumor (started as a tweet)

What are the most Google-searched symptoms of 2013? Pregnancy, Influenza, Diabetes, Anxiety, Thyroid...

Instead of calling 911, a father did Google search for "rolling eyes in back of head" (his son died after forced exercise (pushups and squats)

"Facebook is not just on the slide - it is basically dead and buried" - anthropologist on the research team

Academic blogging is part of online attention economy, leading to unprecedented readership

Rheumatologist cured his mid-life crisis with Twitter - see how:

Facebook-augmented partner notification in a cluster of syphilis cases (study)

"Texting the Way to Reduced Diabetes Risk" - but only 40% of participants were still enrolled after 14 weeks

The articles were selected from Twitter @DrVes and 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.

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