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Wellness Wednesday: Facebook, Patient Advocates

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After a newborn arrives, a new parents’ Facebook feeds can to explode with adorable photos, well wishes and pithy observations on early childhood. It can be fun to share but research has shown that when new mothers become too focused on those posts, they are more likely to experience stress and unhappiness. According to Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and her team from The Ohio State University, people post these photos to seek validation as parents.

Join us today as we talk about Facebook and parenting, parents looking toward untested treatments and patient advocates. 

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