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June 23, 2014 2 Comments

Favorites, Likes & Other Secrets of Social Media

The star – it’s reminiscent of grade school when good work meant a star on your homework. Those stars were coveted, points of pride, purveyors of bragging rights. Or so I surmised. School wasn’t really my focus in those days, but my best friend Michelle had quite a collection of stars so I knew what [...]

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June 16, 2014 0 Comments

One Step Ahead: Social Media Made Easy

My father was a scientist and a physician. He was smart as hell and very fast (until he wasn’t, but that’s a different story…) My mother is also super smart but didn’t get into science until her 60s when she began volunteering at San Francisco’s very cool California Academy of Sciences. Yet when I struggled [...]

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June 12, 2014 0 Comments

Acronyms: 3 Simple Rules for Making them Meaningful

In the last two days I have received several emails about WEAAD. Yup. WEAAD… My response: As it turned out, people were sending me these WEAAD emails because they want to publicize a worldwide (the “W) day devoted to an important cause that is right up my alley as a geriatrician: Elder Abuse. Yet when first [...]

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