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Readability, Social Media, and Healthcare: How Social Media Can Help Break Down Language Barriers

“You’re talking a lot. But you’re not saying anything.” –David Byrne My parents were both doctors. They also were from Ireland, which means of course that they had a way with words. My dad could explain his day and what happened at the hospital with vivid imagery and a great sense of humor. But when he finally had to explain an actual medical condition, he switched from clear, entertaining, idiomatic English to what sounded like Greek-Latin gumbo. He’d have me, and then he’d lose me. What exactly is an MI? It’s a myocardial infarction. What’s a myocardial infarction? A cardiac arrest. What’s…


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