Bioethics & Bias — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of January 6, 2014)

During last night's #HCSM Twitter chat, the conversation began with what changed in healthcare social media during 2013. What I particularly noticed was the shift from including ethics and bioethics in broader Twitter conversations (on health, medicine, policy development, palliative medicine, and so forth) to Twitter chats explicitly focused on bioethics. RT @pfanderson I love … Continue reading Bioethics & Bias — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of January 6, 2014)

#OutbreakWeek — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of December 23, 2013)

Heading home for the holidays? Going to parties? Meeting up with old friends? All of these are potential ways in which infectious diseases are transmitted across the country, and across the globe. In preparation for this, there was a major public health outreach effort on Twitter last week called Outbreak Week, with the obvious hashtag. … Continue reading #OutbreakWeek — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of December 23, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Social Oncology Project (Week of May 27, 2013)

This will be my last post for some time as I leave campus to complete an internship for the remainder of the summer. It has been a pleasure writing this feature and I hope everyone enjoys reading as much as I enjoyed investigating. Nothing was really turning my crank this week until I came across … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Social Oncology Project (Week of May 27, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Stem Cells, Cloning and Publishing, Oh My! (Week of May 20, 2013)

I'm sure most of our readers know that a groundbreaking article was published on May 15th regarding patient specific stem cell cloning. What has come to light since then about the publishing process for the article has been slightly disturbing. First, I looked at the original announcements and information about stem cell research, then I … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Stem Cells, Cloning and Publishing, Oh My! (Week of May 20, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): National Women’s Health Week and Prophylactic Mastectomies (Week of May 13, 2013)

While I was preparing last week's post, I saw some tweets about National Women's Health Week this week. I thought that was quite appropriate considering the week started with Mother's Day. Mother's Day itself was full of trials and triumphs as noted in these tweets: THIS RT @archivesnext: Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): National Women’s Health Week and Prophylactic Mastectomies (Week of May 13, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Oh DSM, How We Love to Hate You (Week of May 6, 2013)

I've been hearing more and more stories about the upcoming release of the DSM V (Diagnostic and Statical Manual of Mental Disorders). While there have always been points of contention regarding the structure and contents of the DSM, this month introduced a tangible split from the use of the manual. Here's what I found under … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Oh DSM, How We Love to Hate You (Week of May 6, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Spring has Sprung (Week of April 28, 2013)

Some of you may be able to venture outside the walls of your study cubes and offices now. You may feel somewhat like a mole coming out of hiding; I know that's how I felt this week. The sun was shining, the flowers were blooming, people were wearing sandals and shorts. What a change from … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Spring has Sprung (Week of April 28, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): DNA Day Closes the Semester (Week of April 22, 2013)

This week was the end of regular classes for the winter semester. As exams loom, you may consider stopping by the library for last minute references or a quiet study space, and just be glad that it is no longer the 19th century. RT @kd_clarke: Who knew #UMich students got so dressed up to study … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): DNA Day Closes the Semester (Week of April 22, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): TEDMED and National Day of Silence (Week of April 15, 2013)

There is an awful lot going on this week and Twitter is buzzing about all of it. The annual TEDMED Conference is running from April 16-19 in Washington D.C. Our own Patricia F. Anderson is live-tweeting the stream of the event. Today is Great Challenges day, so there should be a spectacular amount of activity … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): TEDMED and National Day of Silence (Week of April 15, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Autism Day (Week of April 1, 2013)

This has been a whirlwind of a week. We started with April Fools Day, which seemed to involve a lot of cats and alternative search methods this year. April is Autism Awareness Acceptance Month and Tuesday was World Autism Day. Tuesday was also the groundbreaking announcement of the BRAIN Initiative that was outlined yesterday on … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Autism Day (Week of April 1, 2013)