Browse Category: Diseases and Disorders
I don’t know about you, but I’m betting most of the country is satisfied overall with the relatively short winter we’ve had this year. At least my family in normally-snow-covered Minnesota is! But, there is a down side . . . with a short winter comes an early spring, which means Lyme disease season is coming early this year.
With their “Kony 2012” campaign, the Invisible Children organization is shedding light on the misdeeds of rebel leader Joseph Kony. But, in doing so, they are overshadowing other silent killers that could pose a greater threat to Ugandan youth than this absent warlord.
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, some people are getting ready for a day and night of dancing, singing, and letting the green beer flow. But have you ever stopped to think about what all that green beer and celebrating can be doing to your wellbeing?
If you’re like most people, probably not.
The power of medical social networking sites and the rise in online health communities empower people to interact and connect at new levels.
Medical social networking sites are providing a personal touch to information provided, information that is difficult to find, information on symptoms that patients are suffering from.
Among the interactive world of online health communities, health support groups play an important part in people’s lives. But how does this technological influence affect people’s daily lives?
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. An aging pop icon is set to make a grand comeback when a combination of prescription drugs and substance abuse results in a tragic and untimely death. Am I talking about Michael? Whitney? Or could we even skew a bit younger and talk about Amy Winehouse?
As there are no are no health equivalents to Facebook, Twitter or Wikipedia, but there are social networking sites that are working towards helping disease and illness sufferers.
Disease and illness sufferers are searching for answers and simple companionship on social networking sites. This new world of social networking gives disease and illness sufferers many platforms such as medical blogs, live health chat, wikis, videos and much more. However, how do these platforms compare in providing emotional support?
Social networking sites have become a part of everyday life, and are always affecting our ways of thinking and communicating. In what ways is social networking such as email, live health chat, medical blogs, and health forums affecting the way that people connect?
Many disease and illness sufferers can feel isolated and disconnected, but in these online global health communities, their illness is a symbol that connects them with others. So, why not join an online global health community?
The death of superstar Whitney Houston has left many in shock. Even with her very public struggles with addiction and many saying that her death was “just a matter of time,” one can’t help but wonder how this could have happened to another beloved celebrity.
Social networking in the health sector is a niche market that brings people together on a global scale, to connect and discuss medical conditions. Health related social networking sites contain patient written health content that is increasing in demand.
If you have inexplicably become ill this winter due to "food poisoning," it may not have been that tuna salad wrap after all. In fact, there’s something much more dangerous in play.
Another year means another Valentine's Day: that wonderful holiday where you can be extra romantic and cheesy with your loved one, pampering your significant other with flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, cards, clothes, and maybe even a little lingerie! Everything, everywhere, is pink, red and white, and love is in the air for everyone . . . or is it?
The Internet is commonly used for retrieving information. The amount of information seen online is endless, and the accuracy is questionable. How much information is too much information, particularly for those suffering from illnesses and diseases?
Patients have the need for more information and opinions posted by millions of people on social networking sites. Social networking sites such as Social Medicine, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, have many users that sign up to their services at astonishing rates.
If you have ever caught a cold (if you haven't, you are a medical wonder!), then you may have noticed that not every bout is the same. Sometimes you may be sick for only a day or two, while other instances might drag on for a week or more . . . regardless of how much Nyquil you took each night.
Even with the growing trend of vegetarianism and veganism these days, some of us still enjoy a bit of meat now and again! And there’s nothing wrong with that . . . Now, I’m not saying we adhere to the ways of the Paleos, but a steak once in a while, or a piece of pork tenderloin (the other white meat!) can do no harm – Right?
In what ways is social networking such as email, live health chat, medical blogs, and health forums affecting the way that people connect? Social networking sites have become a part of everyday life, and are always affecting our ways of thinking and communicating.