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The Impact of Social Media on Medicine: Expanding the Scope of Treatment

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Impact of Social Media on Medicine: Expanding the Scope of Treatment

The confluence of social media and medicine has many benefits. In fact, the medical community has been able to take advantage of the power of the diverse and cohesive online community that has formed around social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to propel medical interests forward. These medical communities include an array of doctors, relief workers, patients, and advocates who would otherwise be inaccessible if the success of social networking websites had been more limited…

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Antimicrobial Resistance: A Multi-National Collaborative Response

| October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Antimicrobial Resistance: A Multi-National Collaborative Response

By Megan Parsons Infectious Disease Columnist Life’s minor cuts, scrapes, and sores often have us reaching for the triple antibiotic ointment and a band-aid to prevent infection. Recently, however, experts say a new Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain has emerged because of use of these over-the-counter ointments.[1] In addition, scientists made an alarming discovery that commonly […]

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