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Can Facebook Be Trusted To Decide What We Should See?

In the midst of the brouhaha about breaches of data privacy, Facebook is also taking on the challenge of weeding out fake news and hate speech. But, can we trust them to do it right? There is a fine line between thoughtful content curation and censorship.
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Smartphone Syndrome: A Millennial Mental Health Crisis

Millennials were born during a period of rapid technological transformation. Most millennials have never known life without a cellular telephone or without having access to the internet. The mental health effects of being "always connected" have only recently started to be considered.
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5 Reasons Why Doctors Should Use Social Media

Social media offers doctors opportunities to educate patients, provide better customer service, reduce visits, improve scheduling, and increase loyalty.
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Is the Internet Engineered to Be Addictive?

The insatiable addiction to an ever-increasing numbers of "likes" or "friends" we accumulate is with us here today, creating the potential for a dystopian society.

Smartphones in Stupid Hands – A New Way to Abuse the...

Social media abuses in nursing homes have escalated to the point that the federal government has announced a crackdown.

Is Your Medical Practice’s Social Media Policy Adequate?

Physicians and practice managers must be smart about training employees on what they should and should not share online HIPAA violations can be costly.
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Health Insurance for Infertility: What You Need to Know

It's best to understand your health insurance and other payment options before embarking on infertility treatment.
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It’s Time to Get Serious About Protecting Patient Privacy

Long-awaited federal audits are finally here under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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Guidelines for Safe Use of Social Media in Healthcare

A culture of vigilance when it comes to protecting patient privacy can HIPAA violations related to social media.
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Manage Your Online Reputation…Before Someone Else Does

Patients want to know that they are getting the absolute best care for their dollar, and they are turning to the web to inform their decision making.
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Can We Harness Social Media Data for Better Health?

RWJF wants to hear from you about the barriers and limitations to using social media data to improve health.
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Social Media and Telemedicine in Psychiatric Care

Research demonstrates that while certain minority groups are at increased risk for mental health disorders due to acculturative stress and trauma, stigma surrounding psychiatric care has been perpetuated by family members, friends, and other individuals in the community, with whom patients more easily com into contact via social media.