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Social Media and Physician Conflict of Interest

The use of social media by physicians has increased substantially in recent years, with some estimates reporting increases from 41.6% in 2010 to as high as 90% in 2011.1 While personal use is more common, approximately 65% of physicians interact with various social media platforms for professional reasons.1 For example, some physicians use social media to promote […]

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The American Journal of Medicine now has a Twitter account. Please follow us here.

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Chicken Nuggets, Marijuana, & Fiber Top List of AJM Social Media Traffic

The Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets Reads “Chicken Little” was by far the most popular article in recent months, according to Altmetric, a service that tracks social media attention garnered by research articles. (After dissecting a chicken nugget,  researchers determined “chicken” was not high on the ingredient list for nuggets.) This graphic showing AJM’s most popular articles […]

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The American Journal of Medicine has a Facebook page. If you are one of the millions of people on Facebook, please “like” us. https://www.facebook.com/amjmedicine  

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HITECH, Electronic Health Records, and Facebook: A Health Information Trifecta

In enacting the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the Obama administration has devoted unparalleled resources to incentivize “the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.” One important reason for this revolutionary legislation is the notion that information technology can improve health safety, quality, and efficiency. The vehicle of this […]

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A Textbook Case: Making the Transition to the Online Universe

Blog Commentary Last year, one of Oxford University’s great medical legends received a long awaited transplant. Long the close confidant and trusted aide to generations of doctors and medical students, it had now become impersonal, grossly overweight, and unwieldy. Oxford University Press’s Textbook of Medicine, 5th Edition, first published in 1983, long regarded as perhaps […]

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