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BTN LiveBIG: Social media improving health?

For better or worse, social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are an indelible feature of modern life. A research team of professors and students at Penn State’s College of Medicine is trying to create a tool that can help scientists determine how to prompt social media users to live a healthier lifestyle. Using previously published data on social networks and other online environments that promote physical activity, the Penn State team is figuring out how to use these platforms to influence people to get up from their computer monitors, tablets and smartphones in order to do something for their