Tag: social media


Is The Legs-Up-On-The-Wall Pose As Beneficial As Everyone Says?

February 24, 2023

Via: HuffPost

Across social media, fitness influencers and yogis alike tout the benefits of the legs-up-the-wall yoga pose — a simple move with an explanatory name. While social media can be an unreliable place for fitness advice, experts say there is truth […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Facebook is tracking coronavirus symptoms by county to identify hotspots

April 20, 2020


Facebook on Monday released its first map that tracks coronavirus symptoms county by county and plans to update it daily throughout the outbreak. Facebook partnered with Carnegie Mellon University researchers to create an opt-in survey designed to help identify Covid-19 […]

Innovation, Research

Social media associated with disordered eating in young adolescents

December 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New research suggests that social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing, is associated with disordered eating in young adolescents. In the study, which is published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, researchers examined […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Coming out about mental health on social media

August 26, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam […]

Innovation, Research

Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism

December 3, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The findings, which appear in The Open Psychology Journal, show that participants who posted large numbers of photos and selfies on social media developed a 25 percent rise in narcissistic traits over the 4-month study period. This uptick in traits […]


New evidence that social media increases loneliness

November 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has proven a causal connection between the two until now. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt believes […]


New research compares social media ratings offered to hospitals by patients

September 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Consumers can go to Google, Yelp and Facebook for crowdsourced insight about the experiences they’ll have at a hospital, but they shouldn’t expect foolproof guidance on the quality of care they will receive, according to new Indiana University research. Researchers […]


Doctors, hospitals sue patients who post negative comments, reviews on social media

July 18, 2018


Retired Air Force colonel David Antoon agreed to pay $100 to settle what were once felony charges for emailing his former Cleveland Clinic surgeon articles the doctor found threatening and posting a list on Yelp of all the surgeries the […]


Facebook scandal could drive greater protections for consumer health data

April 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Fueled by Facebook’s failure to safeguard the data of users of its social media platform, lawmakers in Congress are looking to protect the online privacy of Americans through wide-ranging legislation that could have significant effects on the handling of health […]


More patients looking for health care online: Boost your digital presence

November 22, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Patients are increasingly looking for health care online, so ensuring your organization’s internet presence remains top-notch is more important than ever. For many healthcare consumers, a hospital’s online presence is the first impression they get of your facility – so […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Digital technology: Focus on the patient experience

May 9, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

As traditional medical practices and hospital systems continue to see competition from retail healthcare, patient convenience has become the name of the game. Rising out-of-pocket medical costs are driving patients to “vote with their wallets,” Dave Kriesand, Banner Health’s vice […]

Editorial, Research, Wellness

Social media in the evening? You might rethink that!

February 15, 2016

Via: Kelly Redmond

A NIH-backed University of Pittsburgh study conducted on 1,788 US citizen aged between 19 and 32 revealed that sleep disturbance may be linked with social media activities. The frequency of social media visits was directly proportional with the sleep disturbance […]


Fitness and Social Media: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

February 15, 2016

Via: The Huffington Post Health and Fitness

We are in charge of our own social media accounts. We post what we want and leave out what we please. I’m sure many of you have been exposed to your high school classmate’s perfect relationship on Facebook, only to […]


Researchers explore healthcare applications for social media, targeted interventions

February 10, 2016

Via: HealthcareITnews

Canadian and U.S. researchers formed a collaborative to explore social media in public health, with plans to generate a practice roadmap. The endpoint: enabling public health entities to harness social media to better help deliver effective intervention strategies. “This trend […]


Researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep

February 5, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a recently completed study, researchers at the University of California, Irvine demonstrated that lack of sleep — in addition to affecting busy college students’ moods and productivity — leads to more frequent online activities such as browsing Facebook. “When […]