Category Archives: Social Media

Phone “addiction” shows chemical changes in the brain

A new study looks at the ways in which regular phone use can affect brain chemistry.  In particular, after examining two groups (one addicted and one not addicted), it was shown that those who had that desire to reach for

Phone “addiction” shows chemical changes in the brain

A new study looks at the ways in which regular phone use can affect brain chemistry.  In particular, after examining two groups (one addicted and one not addicted), it was shown that those who had that desire to reach for

Influence of Media on Adolescent Contraceptive Use and Sexual Behavior

This article discusses a variety of factors in adolescent sexual behavior, specifically the impact that media can have on teen contraceptive use in an age of increasing sexualization of adolescent media content. Multiple studies have shown that increased knowledge of

Influence of Media on Adolescent Contraceptive Use and Sexual Behavior

This article discusses a variety of factors in adolescent sexual behavior, specifically the impact that media can have on teen contraceptive use in an age of increasing sexualization of adolescent media content. Multiple studies have shown that increased knowledge of

Social Media: A Threat to Professionalism

Most everyone in the modern world is connected through social media, including medical professionals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is full of people sharing the details of their day, no matter how mundane. So it is no surprise that young

Social Media: A Threat to Professionalism

Most everyone in the modern world is connected through social media, including medical professionals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is full of people sharing the details of their day, no matter how mundane. So it is no surprise that young

MedCircle: a social networking app for health education

The Health education start-up MedCircle recently launched a digital networking platform for greater engagement between health care providers and patients. The app functions similar to Facebook with a newsfeed; however, the user can customize their newsfeed to health topics they

MedCircle: a social networking app for health education

The Health education start-up MedCircle recently launched a digital networking platform for greater engagement between health care providers and patients. The app functions similar to Facebook with a newsfeed; however, the user can customize their newsfeed to health topics they

Technology and multi-tasking: its effect on the human brain

The world today has been transformed by various means of technology. While in many ways technology has enhanced the way the world operates, both in healthcare and in everyday life, it is important to consider its effects on individuals’ ability

Technology and multi-tasking: its effect on the human brain

The world today has been transformed by various means of technology. While in many ways technology has enhanced the way the world operates, both in healthcare and in everyday life, it is important to consider its effects on individuals’ ability

Meditation in the Smart Phone World

Alternative approaches to health & wellness have received more attention in recent years.  Integrative Medicine, an approach focused on incorporating  alternative or complementary treatments such as acupuncture, yoga, biofeedback and meditation with traditional Western medicine, is growing in interest and evidence base.

Meditation in the Smart Phone World

Alternative approaches to health & wellness have received more attention in recent years.  Integrative Medicine, an approach focused on incorporating  alternative or complementary treatments such as acupuncture, yoga, biofeedback and meditation with traditional Western medicine, is growing in interest and evidence base.

Social media for the practicing physician

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) released guidelines for incorporating social media tools to help family physicians. I believe that every practicing physician should play an active role in social media to keep up with the latest medical trends and

Social media for the practicing physician

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) released guidelines for incorporating social media tools to help family physicians. I believe that every practicing physician should play an active role in social media to keep up with the latest medical trends and