Tag Archives: Twitter

A Novel Way to Watch Brain Surgery

Live tweeting a health procedure may be fascinating, but it isn’t a new concept. The patient simply gives an okay and someone in the operating room uses a specific hashtag to tweet during the operation. Videoing a procedure isn’t new, … Continue reading

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Social Media Moves to Forefront During Boston Marathon Disaster

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, it was Twitter and Facebook that kept information coming and communication flowing because cellphone towers were overloaded. Social media gave out blood donation locations and let loved ones communicate with each other during the chaos. Continue reading

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How Hospitals Can Use Twitter’s Vine App

There are a variety of great marketing opportunities that businesses, including hospitals, can use and take advantage of Vine video application. Continue reading

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The Enormous Power Social Media Can Bring to a Hospital

More medical directors and doctors are saying hospitals must turn to social media – not just to help market and advertise their services, but to help further research on rare diseases. Continue reading

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Get a Lung Transplant with the Help of Twitter (and Justin Bieber)

Helene Campbell, a young woman in Canada, suffers from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and needed a lung transplant. So she sent Justin Bieber a single tweet that read, “Hey @justinbieber! I BELIEB you should use that Canadian voice of yours and save lives like mine #beanorgandonor beadonor.ca #giveblood.” Continue reading

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