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Effects of Social Media on Nursing

July 30, 2013 – 11:59 PM |

1. Introduction
 
Healthcare is one of the most promising and fastest growing industries today. Every day, we witness new drugs and medical technologies coming into the market. We can see different advancements in technology sprouting out …

Social Media And “The Fear Of Missing Out” Phenomenon

May 5, 2013 – 7:00 PM | One Comment

The new window on my browser is constantly blinking after every two minutes as I sit here on my desktop, trying to write a blog. I type one sentence and oh wait; I have a …

Twitter: A New Age In The Doctor Patient Relationship

August 28, 2012 – 1:58 PM | 3 Comments

When medicine met the Internet, there was a global expansion of medical information: some evidence based and accurate, others misleading and false; for professionals and patients alike to peruse and usurp. Soon, there were

To Tweet or Not To Tweet? Doctors & Social Media

August 27, 2012 – 1:16 PM | One Comment

It’s hard to deny that in a very small amount of time, social media has become deeply embedded into the contemporary culture. The ultimate product of globalization, ability to communicate freely and without hindrance to …

Educating Tomorrow’s Doctors in the 21st Century: The iPad Project

August 17, 2012 – 1:48 AM | One Comment

Some of you may be aware that the University of Manchester (UK) recently handed out iPad 2s to all year 4 medical students. This was meant as a trial project to help enhance, structure and …

Tweeting Headache, Face booking Appointments and i-Medicine

August 12, 2012 – 6:17 AM | 21 Comments

In the era of Face book, Twitter, MySpace and numerous other social networking websites, medicine and healthcare has also been influenced by social media. While some patients find it easier to contact their doctors and …

iDoctor – New Horizons in the Digital and Social Media World

August 11, 2012 – 1:53 AM | 10 Comments

Are you ready to clean up your system? Refresh the nerves, look up your dreams and insert…insert what? Seems that a technophobe student like myself have run out of computer language to continue on my …

Social Media- A Unicorn or Just a Horse?

July 25, 2012 – 3:54 AM | One Comment

The term “Social Media” describes tools, websites and software that allows people to connect and share. The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument on communication, like …

Media, Medics and Society

July 24, 2012 – 11:24 PM | 4 Comments

A few days back, while watching TV, changing channels a strange news caught my eyes, at a news channel a news was scrolling as breaking news that a 5 years old boy died at a …

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and the Illusions of Media

July 1, 2012 – 9:04 PM | 4 Comments

When we talk regarding Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) there are two really important things about evidence, first is the output if something is good for you or bad for you and that’s the thing that …

Facebook Depression! Is it Real or Just a Cliche?

May 31, 2012 – 10:35 AM |

The present decade has witnessed an exponential group in the number of social media users. Facebook alone has an estimated over 500 million users. With these staggering figures, it becomes clear right at the onset …