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:

Social media and physicians: Exploring the benefits and challenges.

Are You Tweeting Away Your Relationship? -- Imagine you invested 50 min a day actively listening to your loved ones.

Will the internet eat your brain? A neuroscientist warns Digital Technologies are Leaving their Mark on our Brains. The scientist is worrying that smartphones and social networks are sucking users into an unsatisfying digital facsimile of reality, frying their memories, atrophying their social skills and generally rotting their brains

Family Dinners May Buffer the Effects of Cyberbullying

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Health and Medicine: Review of what is available

The majority of You-Tube videos purporting to be about CPR are not relevant educational material

9 online safety tips every parent should do for their children - Never ban technology, Set up parental controls from the router and more

Have You Checked Your Online Rating as a Pediatrician? If You Haven’t, Your Patients Probably Have!

From Blogging to Tweeting to Facebook: researchers can share their successes and see what resonates with the public

To earn money, many professional bloggers have had to embrace sponsored content, breeding distrust among readers. Advertising rates have dropped significantly because advertisers are flooded with options.

Surgeons are less engaged with social media than other Health Care Professionals

Patients' search for online diagnoses not useful - Fewer than 5% of doctors felt it was helpful

Google's Eric Schmidt: Medicine will expand its noninvasive technological capabilities, to a point where a transdermal patch might pick up on symptoms before the person does, such as early signs of Alzheimer's, or a troubled heartbeat. "Your phone will call you and say, 'You're going to die, and you need to go to the hospital," Schmidt said. "Then it will call the hospital and say, 'He's coming in 10 minutes" - Cleveland Plain Deale

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.

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