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Social media and medicine

Patients are exposed to and actively seeking health information on social media. Greater attention to and engagement with social media communication could improve health literacy and counteract misinformation as well as promote innovation. However, effective and responsible social media use is nuanced and requires guidance.

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Chiang, A.L. Social media and medicine. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 17, 256–257 (2020).

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