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Nine out of ten U.S. teens & young adults with moderate to severe depressive symptoms say they have gone online for information on mental health issues (compared to 48% of those without depressive symptoms) Young people lounge on couches and chairs while looking at their phones and talking with each other.
75% of teens & young adults with moderate to severe depressive symptoms say they have watched, listened to, or read people sharing about their health experiences online (compared to 54% of those with no depressive symptoms) - @Hopelab @WellBeingTrust study
Half of teens & young adults with moderate to severe depressive symptoms have tried to find people online with similar health concerns (compared to 27% of those who report no depressive symptoms) - @Hopelab @WellBeingTrust #PeerHealthAdvice
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Checking out @RealTalkAppNC "a community for teens packed with real stories about cringey moments" - example of #PeerHealthAdvice
More teens use Instagram than Twitter so it's smart that @RealTalkAppNC has a robust presence there: #PeerHealthAdvice
Teens are often looking for a "just in time someone like me" to advise them on health and relationship issues…
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Kudos to @wbur, @healthblawg, and @ESchattner for explaining in plain language why Facebook is a lifeline - and a hazard - for patients & caregivers
People's eyes often glaze over when we geeks talk about health privacy, but this is important: A Facebook loophole allowed marketers to discover the names of people in private groups
- 68% of U.S. adults use Facebook
- 51% of U.S. teens use Facebook
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The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices <- catching up on recent (fabulous) #InventHealth examples
There's something in that @nytimes story for everyone: #wearenotwaiting for innovation in diabetes tech; "smart pills" and bottles; mobility aids -- even mention of the bogeyman of device innovation: Theranos
3-D printers can create patient-specific medical devices, like knee joints, in one-fifth to one-tenth of the time that traditional custom-made devices are made (!)
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In the aftermath of a flood, residents support one another in ways that mental health experts say are critical for coping with disasters - great reporting by @livia_ar
"Some people are in trouble, and other people have the tools to help them. Why wouldn’t they?" - another great story of peer help, by @GrahamDavidA…
#PeerHealthAdvice is right in line with these stories of communities rallying around people in need. What's the personal hurricane that you're going through? There are people who want to help.
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Shared today in my personal #foodallergy community group:
Food allergies are on the rise, but new science offers new solutions, by @SeattleMamaDoc…?
"'Babies aren't born with food allergies, they develop them.' I hope things are so simple as this doctor says." - parent who shared the article. Quick thread on what I wrote back (first disclosing that I advise @BEFOREBrands)...
#Foodallergy parents likely remember this 2013 profile of Dr. Kari Nadeau of Stanford, which made a huge splash in our world: The Allergy Buster
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