Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • The new BMJ online archive: A single search can find any article published in the BMJ since 1840

  • What Americans Are Doing to Avoid Catching the Flu: 17% avoided Mexican restaurants (?), 1% purchased antivirals

  • Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked to Asthma Severity, Medscape:

  • Individuals with the lowest serum folate levels were 31% more likely to have atopy and 40% more likely to wheeze

  • BBC: YouTube helps man deliver baby

  • Review of free online resources for teaching CXR/EKG/PFT (PDF file)

  • ENT expanding into pulmonologists/allergists' domain:"Inclusion of Asthma in Otolaryngologic Clinical Practice" by ENToday

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  1. As a physician assistant I also am interested in current news. On a professional level there are many sites on the internet at no expense: Medscape. com. Primed. com.. The AMA also has a site. I don't know on what level of experience or education you are looking , but it exists in an abundance. Just be sure that what you are reading is well researched ,and hopefully, peer-reviewed. And even in those are the judge, so use critical thinking. Medicine is not a black and white field ,as many think. It is more gray.....and what was written as stone-cold fact five years ago could be the subject of derision now. And even though I am a health care provider and deeply invested in this subject...this is a very human field of is there is a portion of greed involved. Beware of issues of money....(research done by drug compainies takes special scrunity). So keep an open mind. There is truth in everything...sometimes not blatant. Good luck.

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