by Bob Greene for The Best Life.com
The routine goes something like this: You decide you need to see your doctor so you make an appointment. You show up at your scheduled time and wait in the waiting room. You get called into an exam room and wait some more. Someone—a nurse or PA—eventually stops in to do some routine checks. After some more waiting, you finally get to see your doctor. The visit lasts all of about 10 minutes, during which time you try your best to ask all the questions you have (hopefully you’ve remembered to write them down) and share information about whatever issue has brought you into the office.
Doesn’t exactly seem like the best use of your time—but what other options do you have? Plenty—and many of them can be found online. Over half of Americans are interested in their doctors taking to Facebook and Twitter so they can interact with them via social media.
Facebook: Almost one-third of doctors have accepted friend requests from their patients on Facebook, says research from George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. It’s also possible that they have a professional “page” instead of a personal one that you can access.
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Support is a huge part of the formula for weight loss success. Study after study* shows that people who have support fare better than those who go solo. But does electronic support—in the form of social media—count? Studies say it does. Learn how to take advantage of Facebook and Twitter to help meet your weight loss goals.
Post your trials… Eaten too much today? A Facebook group can be a safe place to share a small fall off the wagon—and get motivation from others who are losing weight.
… and Victories. Have you come up with a great snack option that helps curb your appetite for the less healthy stuff? Tweet it to those who can use it—you’ll feel great to be able to share. (Use hashtag #weightloss for a good start.) (more…)
Actor David Krumholtz, a staple in zany Hollywood comedies for over a decade, has taken to Twitter to address speculation over his considerable weight gain. But first, some background. The usually petite Krumholtz is one of those actors with a recognizable face but little name recognition. Usually cast as a bit player, you’ve definitely seen him in movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and Superbad, and the television shows Freaks & Geeks and Numb3rs. If you’re still not tracking, this picture should clear it up:
Much better. Funny guy, right? After tweeting a link to an on-camera interview early Wednesday afternoon, Krumholtz’s followers bombarded him with questions regarding his disheveled and portly appearance. His response was crass, veiled, and unclear.
I’ve gained the weight for a role, folks. I got a nutritionist monitoring my calorie intake & all that stupid shit that is not true I’m fat.
— David Krumholtz (@DaveKrumholtz) June 5, 2013