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In the News

A sampling of news stories involving the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab.

January, 2016

According to new research from Penn, language used in everyday social media posts may have a strong connection to an individual’s health.

November, 2015
Health IT Outcomes

Coverage of our Social Mediome work.

November, 2015

Research shows many adult social media users are fine with sharing Facebook and Twitter data, and medical data, for research.

October, 2015
WHYY - The Pulse

Raina Merchant discusses linking social media language with electronic health records on WHYY's The Pulse.

October, 2015
Occupational Health and Safety

Raina Merchant weighs in on newly published CPR guidelines from the American Heart Association.

October, 2015

Nate DeNicola discusses how apps can empower people to take more charge of their health care and communicate better with their doctors.

October, 2015
MTV News

Nate DeNicola discusses the positive aspects of patient-generated health data through apps.


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