Category Archives: social media and health

From Red Blood Cells to the Red Carpet – IBM’s Watson Identifies Cancer and the Best Red Carpet Looks

  In a world of ever-advancing technology, the boundaries between business and social media are becoming increasingly blurred.  The tools that we use to connect socially with others, such as Facebook, Twitter and even texting are the same tools that … Continue reading

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Strava is Contagious–Who Knew? Christakis Was Right About Our Social Networks and Behavior

    In their groundbreaking work on the social contagion associated with health behavior derived from the Framingham Heart Study, Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler found that behaviors of a friend, a friend of a friend, and even a friend … Continue reading

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Social Network May Extend Life–Science Backs Monty Python Song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”

Monty Python’s Flying Circus changed American humor the way the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” changed rock’n’roll in the U.S.  A British invasion of humor and new music.  The silliness DNA of Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Graham … Continue reading

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