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One doctor used Facebook as a diagnostic tool when treated a woman who suffered a stroke.
August 24th, 2012
05:19 PM ET

Facebook helps doctors with diagnosis

Facebook isn’t just for connecting with friends – doctors are finding uses for the social network in diagnosis.

Doctors from the Mayo Clinic used the social media site in investigating the stroke of a 56-year-old woman. They published a report about it in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

The patient had a clogged artery in her neck that needed to be opened for treatment. This type of stroke, called ischemic, happens because of reduced blood flow to the brain as a result of narrowed or blocked arteries.

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