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Debunking fake health news on social media

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Majority of adult Americans get their news from social media according to a recent 2016 Pew Research Center study. Roughly two thirds of Facebook users get their news on this social networking site, which translates to 44% of the US general population. Forty two percent of US consumers used social media to assist in their healthcare…

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How healthcare social media campaigns may improve provisions of health in a devolved health system

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The lack or ineffective social marketing strategy (supply side barrier) and lack of information on benefits and availment process (demand side barrier) are a few of the identified restrictions to the use of health services in complex decentralized health systems such as the Philippines. An effective social media campaign could narrow regional differences in the provisions of health and address these two barriers.

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Correcting health misinformation on social media isn’t easy but not impossible

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I’ve seen  dubious health or medical information online in the past but what’s lamentable is that only a few health professionals took time to correct the misinformation. These are the possible explanations for this: We don’t care to do research on the health misinformation we see. We lack the necessary skills to distill  knowledge and communicate it to the general public…

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