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 for health professionals at a glance

Online Professionalism Investigations by State Medical Boards: First, Do No Harm

Social media in vascular surgery. [J Vasc Surg. 2013]

Study finds rampant envy on Facebook

Eight Questions About Physician-Rating Websites - JMIR 2013

Preserving Science News In An Online World - NPR discussion. How can journalists and bloggers avoid some of the pitfalls of communicating science in an online world?

Dr Mike Cadogan takes the medical world beyond social media (PDF)

Don't Call It Social Media: FOAM and the Future of Medical Education

Misleading Health-Related Information Promoted Through Video-Based Social Media: Anorexia on YouTube. Pro-anorexia information was identified in 29.3% of anorexia-related videos.

“While the vast majority of journalists are honest, some believe the facts shouldn't get in the way of a salacious story”

Feasibility study of using social networks for learning support: Facebook (PDF)

Tesla, the New York Times and the leveling of the media playing field - This will soon apply to medicine too.

The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets - Source PDF:

Twitter has the potential to enhance professional collegiality, advocacy, and scientific research - for ophthalmologists

The researcher of the future…makes the most of social media - The Lancet discovers Twitter (comment) (free full text after registration)

Show Us You Are Real: Human vs. Organizational Presence and Online Relationship Building Through Social Networks

Twitter may be a promising mechanism to spread brief exercise behaviors

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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