Archive for October, 2012

Part Three was to have looked at several social media sites in more detail and discuss their pros and cons, but the question of the use of Facebook took over the post. Facebook is accessible. Most people are familiar with it. Organizations can quickly and inexpensively build pages  that allow them to connect with their […]

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Part One of this series about social media and chronic disease looked at what social media is and what it offers people and their care team. In this second post, we’ll look at the theory behind why it works. A lot goes on for a diabetic. Maybe not as much all the time as the […]


Patients diagnosed with a chronic disease may soon find themselves leaving the office of their primary health care provider with a prescription that they won’t fill at the pharmacy. Armed with new information on the benefits of social media in supporting people with a chronic disease, patients will be encouraged to join an online conversation […]