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With one-quarter of the world's population using Facebook every month, there's not much in our lives that goes 'unshared'. So, is it any wonder that social media has impacted the medical world, too? You can find just about every hospital, pharmaceutical company and healthcare worker connecting with the world in some way through the internet. Of course, there are upsides to the dissemination of so much health information to the general public. For one thing, we now have patients who know more about their conditions and are in a better position to advocate for themselves than ever before. However, there are downsides, too.