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

July, 2015
Penn Medicine Magazine

Social Media and Health Innovation Lab project featured on pages 27-29.

July, 2015
ReachMD

Dr. Matt Birnholz and Dr. Nathaniel DeNicola discuss the role of technology and social media in medicine, with particular attention to ACOG's adoption over the past 10 years.

June, 2015
Mashable

Dr. Nathaniel G. DeNicola, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UPHS and a senior fellow at the Penn Social Media Lab provides an expert opinion.

June, 2015
Penn Medicine

Coverage of Charlene Wong's study exploring what confuses young adults when trying to enroll in a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov.  Additional coverage: MedCity NewsScience Daily, MedicalXpress, NPR, The Conversation, Examiner, Reuters, Health Data Management, Fox News, Pharmacy Times, Fierce Health Payer, MedCity News

April, 2015
Penn Medicine

When you think of Twitter, a zillion things come to mind — but health research probably isn’t one of them. However, the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab is changing that, one tweet at a time thanks to an impressive cross-campus collaboration currently underway looking at Twitter conversations around cardiovascular disease.

April, 2015
MEDCITY News

Kathleen Lee, DecNut founder, emergency medicine resident and senior fellow with the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab wins the 2015 AppItUp Challenge.

March, 2015
The New Yorker

Johannes Eichstaedt discusses the predictive power of tweets when it comes to health.

March, 2015
CBC News

Scientists mining social media to study collective health feel big data could yield big rewards.

March, 2015
Penn Medicine

An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces.

February, 2015
Gizmodo

Dr. Nathaniel DeNicola comments on NaturalCycles, a swedish app that uses statistics and analytics instead of chemicals or surgical procedures to prevent pregnancies.

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