Suicide Prevention & Trauma on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of October 6, 2014)

Sunday night I participated in a very interesting chat on Twitter. It was part of the #SPSM chat, which stands for Suicide Prevention and Social Media. The chat was about an experience I had last summer. To make it overly brief, I ended up in an extended conversation with a suicidal person through an anonymous … Continue reading Suicide Prevention & Trauma on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of October 6, 2014)

Pubmed is LIVE on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 21, 2014)

PubMed Update: Social Media Icons Added. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Jul-Aug;(399):b2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/brief/ja14_pm_social_media_icons.html Have you been straddling the fence deciding whether or not social media is "a thing" in healthcare? Well, maybe this will tip the balance. Pubmed now includes social media sharing icons at the article level, as shown in the image above. This is … Continue reading Pubmed is LIVE on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 21, 2014)

Crazy Quilt — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 10, 2014)

This was one of those weeks where there were SO MANY hashtags supporting incredible conversations that I truly cannot choose just one. Included in this post are: #CultureOfHealth #FP2020Progress #GatesSocial #IWD2014 #TEDxMan #EBNJC #RWJF1stFri #PatientChat #MedX #HCLDR #HCSM #CultureOfHealth The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a new initiative called "Culture Of Health", complete with … Continue reading Crazy Quilt — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 10, 2014)

Tough Topics on Twitter — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 10, 2014)

Tough topics come up all the time on Twitter, and many of the Twitter chats explicitly present challenging concepts. Sometimes it works better than others. In general, people tend to think that Twitter won't lend itself to this, because of the forced brevity of tweets, but sometimes it works surprisingly well. Last week, there were … Continue reading Tough Topics on Twitter — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 10, 2014)

PubMed Commons: New comment forum on PubMed

From the PubMed Commons Blog: If you are one of the millions of people who visit PubMed today, be on the look-out for something different. On each abstract page, there’s now a section called PubMed Commons. It’s a forum for scientific discussion on publications open to any authors in the world’s largest biomedical literature database. Several … Continue reading PubMed Commons: New comment forum on PubMed

New issue of Health Communication Science Digest

From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): The November issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://intranet.cdc.gov/od/oc/hcse/hcsd. This month in the Digest there are several papers reporting new strategies and approaches for public health communication messaging (Appel & Mara; Chung & Slater; Gollust et al.; McKay-Nesbitt et … Continue reading New issue of Health Communication Science Digest

“Access to HIV care: Real results” & live stream of White House observation of World AIDS Day

From the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): On December 1, 2013, the Health Resources and Services Administration celebrated World AIDS Day to show our support and commitment to those who are living with the disease and to remember those who have died from HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world. Learn how … Continue reading “Access to HIV care: Real results” & live stream of White House observation of World AIDS Day