If you do a quick Google search for third-party applications for searching Twitter, you’ll find about two dozen of them. However, they’re not all created equally, so I’ve compiled a list of my three favorite applications to help you sort through them to find the best ones. Read more
When a physician’s blogpost is still getting comments and tweets 7 months after its posting, you know it has struck a chord with many in the medical field. That’s the case for Dr. Howard Luks’ “Graphic Depiction of a Common Doctor’s Dilemma.”
In it, Dr. Luks grapples with the question of how much information to share with patients about their diagnoses. Share too little, and the patient is confused; share too much and the patient is confused. How does a doc find that sweet spot of understanding? Read more
I’ll start by saying I’m not an Oprah fan. Don’t take that wrong. It’s not that I don’t like Oprah. It’s just that I’m not a fan. I’ve never watched her show, and honestly I’ve been genuinely concerned about the state of mind of anyone who publishes a magazine with a picture of herself on every cover every month.
Actually, over the years I have gleaned a few tidbits from the supermarket tabloids. Oprah battles weight gain. She has frequently been close to death or bankrupt. And, oh yes, Steadman is an alien (I think). But you who follow her already knew that. Read more
Luckily, Twitter has methods in place to help you attract followers. And because those options are not always immediately clear, I am going to give you a brief overview of a few Twitter features that will help other users find your hospital. Read more
But more important than her knowledge of treatment options is her insights of how a serious diagnosis can impact family members, and she shares those in a touching and warm digital story in her own called Deep Water. Her story (which is also on The National Cancer Institute’s coping with cancer webpage) was created at a workshop facilitated by the Center for Digital Storytelling. Read more