Associated Press
In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, Dr. Natasha Burgert talks about using social media in her practice at her office in Kansas City, Mo. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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