Social networks can be a source of information, community and advice for people with health troubles or questions, notes Dr. David Nash. But instead of logging on to Twitter and sharing your condition with everyone and their mother, why not log into a medical specialty network, including PatientsLikeMe and DailyStrength. These sites allow you to discuss a medical issues anonymously and can by a great tool for patient advocacy efforts as well, he notes. For more social media stories, check out our SmartBrief on Social Media newsletter.
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