JDR publishes study titled ‘Public Health Surveillance of Dental Pain via Twitter’

From News Medical – July 19, 2011

The microblogging service Twitter is a new means for the public to
communicate health concerns and could afford health care professionals
new ways to communicate with patients. With the growing ubiquity of
user-generated online content via social networking Web sites such as
Twitter, it is clear we are experiencing a revolution in communication

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information sharing. In a study titled “Public Health Surveillance
of Dental Pain via Twitter,” published in the Journal of Dental Research-the
official publication of the International and American Associations for
Dental Research (IADR/AADR), researchers demonstrated that Twitter
users are already extensively sharing their experiences of toothache and
seeking advice from other users. Researchers Natalie Heaivilin, Barbara
Gerbert, Jens Page and Jennifer Gibbs all from the University of
California San Francisco
(UCSF), Preventive and Restorative Dental
Sciences, authored this study.

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