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In Tribute to Those Who Have Fallen

This Monday is Memorial Day, which means that right now all around the country people are jetting out of work early, packing the kids into the car, and heading out for a long weekend of celebration. There will be fireworks; there will be picnics. There will be beach trips and boating and beer. There will be laughter; there will be smiles. There will be sunsets and sunrises watched, memories made, and stories shared.

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer vacation, and as such is cause for celebration. With a holiday packed full of such fun activities, it’s easy for people […]

2018-08-06T16:29:44+00:00May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Figure 1: A Powerful Medical Resource Or A Violation of Patient Privacy?

What if we told you that anyone from anywhere in the world could access images of your medical injuries/conditions (regardless of how disgusting, embarrassing, or private they may be) at any time simply by downloading an app? Freaky, right? And what if we told you that they can do this without asking for your permission? Most people (including ourselves) didn’t believe this was possible. Believe it or not, though, there’s an app that does just that.

Figure 1 is an app developed by Joshua Landy and two other colleagues that was created as a tool that allows doctors to share photos […]

2018-08-02T12:32:28+00:00May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Health Care & Social Media

It’s impossible to argue that social media has had a huge impact on how doctors, patients, and physicians feel about and interact with the health care industry today. We see it all the time at work. Attitudes are changing, processes are changing, and it’s all we can do to manage to keep up.

We’ve done a lot of researching, and we’ve found that now more than ever patients are using social media as a critical tool in the health care process. Check out some of these statistics.

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