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A BRAVE New Approach To Social Media And Community Building - Forbes

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A BRAVE New Approach To Social Media And Community Building
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It's only since World War II that mass media has enabled the few to sell to the many with any effect utilizing one-way communication.
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Implants Made to Fit a Beating Heart Perfectly | MIT Technology Review

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Tailor-made medical devices could give a more detailed picture of cardiac health and may be better at predicting and preventing problems.

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It’s a poetic fact of biology that everyone’s heart is a slightly different size and shape. And yet today’s cardiac implants—medical devices like pacemakers and defibrillators—are basically one size fits all. Among other things, this means these devices, though lifesaving for many patients, are limited in the information they can gather.

Researchers recently demonstrated a new kind of personalized heart sensor as part of an effort to change that. The researchers used images of animals’ hearts to create models of the organ using a 3-D printer. Then they built stretchy electronics on top of those models. The stretchy material can be peeled off the printed model and wrapped around the real heart for a perfect fit.

The research team has also integrated an unprecedented number of components into these devices, demonstrating stretchy arrays of sensors, oxygenation detectors, strain gauges, electrodes, and thermometers made to wrap perfectly around a particular heart. For patients, this could mean more thorough, better-tailored monitoring and treatment.

One device in need of improvement is the implanted defibrillator, which is attached to a misfiring heart and uses readings from one or two electrodes to determine whether to restore a normal heartbeat by applying an electric shock. With information from just one or two points, the electronics in these systems can make the wrong decision, giving the patient a painful unnecessary shock, says Igor Efimov, a cardiac physiologist and bioengineer at Washington University in St. Louis.


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Researchers Find That Twitter Can Locate HIV Outbreaks

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Researchers have found that Twitter is a surprisingly useful tool for locating HIV outbreaks. "This study provides the first set of evidence for how real-time..

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Real time  monitoring  of disease outbreaks shows just one way that social media can have a positive health impact

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Eat dried fruit as a snack is a smart way to satisfy your cravings and promote your fiber and energy. By adding dried fruit to your yogurt will make a full afternoon snack . Whole wheat bread is a little mayonnaise is not the best lunch. Meat options may be turkey or roast beef meat, which is really great. Also, make sure to add lettuce and tomato on your sandwich so that you don? T over the meats. If you like cheese, it's always fine especially if you skip the milk at breakfast.Click here more information:

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Healthful Fall Foods! - American Diabetes Association®

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Healthful Fall Foods!, Oct 2013, homepage (Recipes for Healthy Living is free nutrition resource created to make healthy eating easier for people w/ #diabetes: http://t.co/WIP0xvwC0I)...

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Being Invisible Girls

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What would you do if you were seated on a crowded subway and saw a little girl falling asleep standing up? “I think: someone needs to hold that little girl because she’s sleepy.  And all of a sudde...
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Four Principles Of Social Media Savvy - Forbes

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Four Principles Of Social Media Savvy
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Motivations for social media marketing vary. Not every business owner wants to tweet, post, blog or YouTube exactly the same way — nor should they.
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The Need for Personal Health IT – Partnering with Patients to Change a Paradigm

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Next week we will celebrate National Health IT Week. I have the honor of working with some of the best health IT professionals in the country.
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Online patient platforms vie to one-up “Dr. Google” - mobihealthnews

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Medivizor is a platform that presents patients with an easily readable summary of the latest medical literature pertaining to their condition and treatment options.
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eMedToday's curator insight, October 6, 2013 4:12 PM

Recent data from the Pew Internet and American Life project found that 8 in 10 online health inquiries start at a search engine like Google, a number that hasn’t changed since 2000. 

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Health Communication, Health Literacy & Social Science (#hchlitss) Tweet Chat – The Frog List

Health Communication, Health Literacy & Social Science (#hchlitss) Tweet Chat – The Frog List | Health Communication and Social Media | Scoop.it
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What is a "frog list"?  It's what you want to do before you croak, according to Jessica Rice of stageivblog.com.  

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Medivizor » Nuns and Gaming: Boosting Brain Power

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Do you keep losing your keys?  Are words staying on the tip of your tongue a few moments longer than ...
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Terrific and up-to-date research focused post on boosting your brain.  Great photos!

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The Science of Marijuana - PBS Documentary

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Facebook Addiction: Social Media Use Linked To Reward Center In Brain ... - Medical Daily

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Online bullying gets worse: Survey finds that 80% of eight to 22-year-olds are concerned about abuse

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A new survey reveals 71 per cent have experienced bullying themselves at school, college or university and 38 per cent believe these institutions do not take the problem seriously.
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'It's Complicated': Parents get a teen view of social media - Christian Science Monitor

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Why is the title of social media researcher danah boyd's (her legal name is spelled with lower case) new book “It's Complicated“?
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Tackling men's reluctance to join weight loss programmes

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Male obesity is increasing but few men take part in weight loss programs.  We assessed the effect of a weight loss and healthy living program on weight loss in football (soccer) fans.

 747 male football fans aged 35—65 years with a body-mass index (BMI) > 28 kg/m2 from 13 Scottish professional football clubs. Participants were randomly assigned, stratified by club, to a weight loss program delivered by community coaching staff in 12 sessions held every week. The intervention group started a weight loss program within 3 weeks, and the comparison group were put on a 12 month waiting list. All participants received a weight management booklet.

At 12 months the mean difference in weight loss between groups, adjusted for baseline weight and club, was 4·94 kg (10.9 lbs)  and percentage weight loss, was 4·36% (3·64—5·08), both in favor of the intervention. 

The FFIT programme can help a large proportion of men to lose a clinically important amount of weight; it offers one effective strategy to challenge male obesity.

 

Here's the link to the article on Lancet

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62420-4/abstract

 


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Weight loss achieved in this weekly education and accountability program was impressive and lasted 12 months.  Weight loss might be one of the educational opportunities best undertaken in a single sex environement

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Health Domains for Sale: The Need for Global Health Internet Governance

Health Domains for Sale: The Need for Global Health Internet Governance | Health Communication and Social Media | Scoop.it

Current controversy surrounding health domains is rooted in the Internet’s growing importance as a health information source. In 2013, the International Telecommunication Union estimated that 38.8% (2.7 billion) of the world’s population used the Internet. Many of these users are seeking important health information online. In the United States, surveys report 72% of online adults accessed the Internet to find health information primarily on the subjects of diseases and treatments . Other regions, including the European Union and emerging markets, have also shown marked increases in online health information seeking and self-diagnosing behavior.


The importance of establishing an inclusive yet reliable presence for health information online is critical to future global health outcomes given the growing importance of the health Internet. However, .health and many other health-related gTLDs are now on sale to private sector entities that largely permit open and unrestricted use. Yet, the globalized nature of the Internet, the public health need for privacy, security, and quality health information, and the rapid expansion of online health technologies demonstrate a critical need to ensure proper governance of future health domains. Focusing on the public good can be a first and crucial step to ensure an accurate, reliable, and evidence-based online presence for health for this generation and the next.


more at http://www.jmir.org/2014/3/e62/


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8 Great Salmon Recipes That Will Make You WANT To Eat Healthy

8 Great Salmon Recipes That Will Make You WANT To Eat Healthy | Health Communication and Social Media | Scoop.it
By Lynn Andriani Step away from the soy sauce marinade and try these easy dishes, which are just as flavorful and might become your new standbys.

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Great recipes that keep the sodium low but the taste vibrant!

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Depression in cancer patients: What you should know - Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Depression is a serious illness that can have a major impact on an individual's quality of life. In fact, 15-25% of people diagnosed with cancer also suffer from depression. This is more than double that of the general population. 


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Marie Ennis-O'Connor's comment, October 3, 2013 3:50 AM
Pascal, ce rapport parle de la dépression après un cancer
Giovanna Marsico's comment, October 3, 2013 9:17 AM
Oui, il parle de la dépression comme effets collatéral de la maladie et des traitements, non comme facteur oncogène.
Heather Swift's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:40 PM

Depression is a serious illness that can have a major impact on an individual's quality of life. In fact, 15-25% of people diagnosed with cancer also suffer from depression. This is more than double that of the general population.

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Why Most Grass-Fed Beef Sold In U.S. Comes From Down Under

Why Most Grass-Fed Beef Sold In U.S. Comes From Down Under | Health Communication and Social Media | Scoop.it
A lot of the grass-fed beef sold in the U.S. now comes from Australia because it's cheaper and available year-round. But U.S. producers say they still have an advantage over the imported meat: a homegrown story.
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QMedic’s Smart Medical Alert Device for Seniors (VIDEO)

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According to the AARP, for the next 18 years, baby boomers in the U.S. will be reaching retirement age at a rate of about 8,000 a day and 90% of these people prefer to live at home in their later years.
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This machine makes surrendering items at airport security a good thing

This machine makes surrendering items at airport security a good thing | Health Communication and Social Media | Scoop.it
Add / Remove Airport security has become ever tighter over the years, which is good for safety but can cause irritation for travelers.
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A Scientific Guide To Maximizing Your Impact On Twitter, Facebook, And Other Digital Media

A Scientific Guide To Maximizing Your Impact On Twitter, Facebook, And Other Digital Media | Health Communication and Social Media | Scoop.it

We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email and blogging to help you find the best time to communicate with others in each format.

 

The tricky thing I’ve come across is that since the Web is still so new, a lot of the research available to us is conflicting. We really need more time and more studies to get definitive answers about what works best, and the fact that our audience members are constantly changing their own activity patterns makes it even harder to work out for sure. Looking at the latest social media stats seems to only confirm that.

So my suggestion would be to use this guide as just that--a guide to help you work out what to test for in your own audience, so that you can see what actually works best in your specific case....


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Mazlan Abbas's curator insight, October 3, 2013 3:18 AM

Its all about Social Media Profiling... 

Drew McGregor's curator insight, October 4, 2013 5:10 AM

let's engage!

Iñaki Mendinueta Garin's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:10 AM

Very amazing subject.

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Hospital staff bullied into bad behaviour, survey finds - The Guardian

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The Guardian Hospital staff bullied into bad behaviour, survey finds The Guardian In their report Workplace bullying in the UK NHS: a questionnaire and interview study on prevalence, impact and barriers to reporting, the researchers wrote that more...

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Annabel Kaye's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:26 AM

Scary data on bullying and its affect on patient care...

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JAMA Network | JAMA Internal Medicine | Quality of Discharge Practices and Patient Understanding at an Academic Medical Center

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JAMA Internal Medicine | Quality of Discharge Practices & Pt Understanding at an Academic Med Ctr #hospitalists http://t.co/K9u9QHUq6I
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Mixed Reaction Swarms Social Media In Syria - NPR

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Mixed Reaction Swarms Social Media In Syria NPR Host Jacki Lyden speaks with Liz Sly of The Washington Post Beirut bureau about the social media reaction from Syrians to Obama's announcement Saturday that he would seek approval from Congress before...
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