Sarah Mahoney

Sarah Mahoney is an award-winning journalist who writes often about health, wellness and medicine. She is a contributing editor for AARP The Magazine and MediaPost. She lives in Maine’s Midcoast region.

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Female Doctors Are Especially Vulnerable to Online Harassment

Social media can be a toxic jungle for many people, but new research shows that it’s especially bad for women physicians. They are twice as likely as male doctors to be sexually harassed on the internet and are often subject to other online abuse, including personal attacks, coordinated harassment and barrages of negative reviews. Doxing…

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How Architects and Designers Are Rethinking Healthcare Facilities After COVID-19

When it comes to the playbook for architects who specialize in designing healthcare facilities, COVID-19 came like a wrecking ball. The years-long migration to fewer private offices and more collaborative workspaces? The friendly trend of checking patients in without a desk? The vast multispecialty clinics, with common areas meant for lingering? Gone, gone and gone.…

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Finding the Funny On #MedTwitter

Ah, Twitter. Between politics, pandemic misinformation and sports trash-talk, it’s easy to forget that for millions of users, the social media platform is all about laughs–or at least, a smile. And that’s especially true for the thousands of medical providers who are trying to make healthcare funnier, 280 characters at a time. Sure, plenty of…

How Doctors Can Find their Voice on Social Media

As a family medicine resident, Rose Marie Leslie is no stranger to long shifts. Yet each day, the University of Minnesota physician finds ten or so minutes to post on TikTok, a video-sharing social networking service where the 30-year-old is a viral star. With peppy videos on topics like teen vaping, the inner workings of…

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