April 2nd, 2010

Tweeting Medical Misinformation?

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From celebrity gossip to natural disasters, social networking Web sites like Twitter have become powerful tools in the search for information and opinions…A new study in the American Journal of Infection Control shows that over a four-month period in 2009, hundreds of Twitter users posted casual misinformation about antibiotics -- which, in turn, reached more than a million of their followers…

 

How to Avoid Misinformation on the Web…

 

Tip 4: Check Legitimate Web Resources…

 

Some online resources can be good sources for basic information you can consult in addition to talking with your doctor.

 

·          "GMA" Healthy Living

·          Mayo Clinic

·          WebMD

·          Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 

ABC News, by Dr. Richard Besser, 3/31/2010

Tags: Mayoclinic.com, Social Media, Tweeting

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