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Thank you for your interest in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). We invite you to interact with us through our social media tools, including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

Because we believe in helping people stay healthy, much of the conversation on these sites revolves around healthy living — tips to help keep you well, new research on a variety of ailments, guidelines for disease prevention, the latest on screening tests and who needs them, and more. We look forward to any comments, stories, photos or any other relevant material you would like to post about these topics and about your own experiences at BIDMC.

Before you participate, please understand that all social media tools are public and that anything written or posted by you or others can be viewed by anyone with access to the site. We suggest you keep this in mind and do not post information about personal medical matters. Also, please note:

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Other than a violation of these rules, BIDMC does not censor posts, but encourages open discussion and the resolution of issues. We look forward to hearing from you about health issues that concern you and your family and about your feelings/experiences here at BIDMC.