How can we use social media to help patients understand their disease and advance research?

Robert Gugliemo, Wayne State University student, says social media can be an invaluable tool for patients and providers.


The thing about social media is it never really goes away. Medicine is not just about telling people what to do and having them do that. It's also understanding their illness, understanding what contributors there are to it. Being able to network with other people that may have your disease or being able to network with the people that are taking care of the disease or researching about the disease is a very important and very useful tool. I think that can drive innovation in solving new problems and getting new research for it as well.