Social Media is increasingly becoming engrained within people’s every-day lives. This change is especially important for the healthcare industry as it continues to evolve. While it is understandable that some doctors and healthcare companies would be hesitant to take to social media due to a perceived lack of guidelines for posting content, it is also important to recognize how the use of social media can greatly improve the doctor-patient relationship.
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Social media is changing the nature of healthcare. The following infographic illustrates the trend of interactions between patients and health organizations online. If done right, social media and healthcare can go hand in hand to provide better care for patients.
Carnegie Mellon University research teams have devised a method to accurately track locations of multiple people in complicated indoor settings using a complex network of cameras.
When health care policy in America is discussed, the focus immediately shifts to the question of how the bills should be covered and who should cover them, bypassing a bigger, more important question: Why are our bills so high in the first place?
Recently published in the online journal BMJ Open, more damning research regarding the effect of tobacco ads on teens was recorded. Seems that the ads may be even more effective than originally thought. For every ten tobacco ads sighted, a teen’s risk of taking up smoking was boosted 40%.
Cancer patients living with cancer that has spread to the bone are more often than not addressed with standard radiation therapy to manage and reduce pain. However, is radiation treatment fails or can no longer be safely administered, a new alternative is available.
According to a recent study, published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, a simple blood test can help doctors determine the risk of gestational diabetes early on in the first trimester.
According to the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 7% of Medication Errors are Caused by Blood Thinners. There are two types of blood thinners: anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs. Anticoagulants work to prolong the amount of time that it takes for a person’s blood to clot. Antiplatelet drugs are used to prevent a person’s platelets from grouping, which result in a blood clot. Blood thinners are used to prevent a blood clot which can result in a heart attack or stroke.
In a recently published Kaiser Permanente SC study, researchers dissected reasons why patients passed on cholesterol-lowering medication. The study, published in The American Journal of Managed Care journal, stressed that many individuals pass on preventive medications based on preconceived concerns about lifestyle modifying medications.