Health

The value of unplugging

(HealthDay)—It's no secret that we love our smartphones and other electronic devices for staying connected.

Health

Mining the data mother lode

A mother posting on Facebook about the way her son behaves while playing video games could provide a vital clue for the correct treatment for his epilepsy. This is but one type of social media chatter that is informing data ...

Pediatrics

Teach your kids to use media in healthy ways

(HealthDay)—Some pediatric health experts may have loosened the reins a bit on "screen time" for the youngest of children, but that doesn't mean parents should rely on electronic devices as babysitters, one pediatrician ...

Pediatrics

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or the telephone replaced face-to-face conversations, but is evident ...

Cardiology

FDA commissioner discusses future of cardiovascular medicine

Advances in technology coupled with an increased use of social media and personal devices could offer new possibilities for treating patients and improving outcomes, but the new approaches must be rigorously evaluated, according ...

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