The Doctors: Instagram Husbands
Have you ever wondered how so many women on Instagram get such beautifully posed pictures? A man named Jeff called himself an “Instagram husband” saying that behind every cute girl on Instagram is a guy like him. Another “Instagram husband” named Trey shared that he actually had to delete all the apps of his phone to make more room for all the pictures he was taking of his wife. They described themselves as “human selfie sticks” poking fun at the fact that they constantly take so many pictures of their wives.
Dr Jennifer Ashton joked that her Instagram is just like that, and she makes her husband do the same thing!
The Doctors: Bitmoji, Personalized Emojis
The Doctors then moved on to talk about about the Bitmoji, which Dr Travis Stork described as mini comic versions of yourself that look like you. The Doctors created their own Bitmojis which were hilarious! You can actually pick from more thn 500 Bitmojis to create different versions of yourself to carry on a conversation.
The Doctors: Banning Kids From Social Media?
Next, would you believe that the average American teenager is spending about nine hours a day consuming media? Could all of that screen time destroy their social skills? One celebrity mom, Kate Winslet, banned her kids from using social media altogether. She believes that social media can harm a girl’s self esteem and interrupts family life, saying kids should be outside “climbing trees and dancing in the rain.” But could banning your kids from social media actually cause more harm than good?
The Doctors welcomed author of “Media Moms and Digital Dads,” Yalda Uhls. Yalda explained that social media is all about developing peer relationships and your identity. If your kid can’t go on social media at all, it’s like banning hanging out with your friends. Dr Jennifer Ashton said it’s also important to teach them how to properly behave online. Social media is a “norm of communication” so banning it isn’t necessarily the answer.
Yalda actually did a bootcamp where she had two groups of kids, one of which had no access to social media and instead went to an outdoor education camp. The other group of kids spent four and a half hours a day outside of school as well as in school, with media. She wondered if the kids would be able to understand non-verbal emotional cues, and in just five days they got better at understanding the cues. That’s why she suggested having time each day where everyone puts their devices down and pays attention to each other.
The Doctors: Concurrent Surgeries In Hospitals
Speaking of social media, The Doctors turned to Facebook to ask their followers if they thought it was okay for surgeons to run two operations at the same time, and 79% thought it wasn’t okay. The reality is that patients are being double-booked in hospitals across the country, often. It’s called concurrent surgery and some hospitals double-book specialty surgeons to save time and money. The surgeons then go back and forth between operating rooms while leaving general surgons or trainees to “pick up the slack.” Most of the time the patient isn’t aware of what’s going on.
Dr Ashton explained that she has a personal rule that her patient will not be put under anesthesia without her being right there holding their hand, looking them in the eye. More than anything, it’s important to be up-front with patients. If you’re a patient, you should ask the surgeon specifically what is going to go on from start to finish, and whether the surgeon will be there the entire time.