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.

  • Restaurant chains are overloading their meals with salt, increasing millions of customers' risk of high blood pressure. 85% of the adult-sized meals at 10 popular chain restaurants have more than recommended limit for daily sodium intake

  • Police officers have increased levels of atherosclerosis compared with a general population

  • Hospitals see walk-in clinics at retail stores as a source of paying patients and a marketing opportunity. Consumers who use the retail store clinics are “exactly the customers that hospitals want - women of child-bearing age”

  • People with DM2 have a 3-fold higher risk of acute pancreatitis and 2-fold greater risk of biliary disease

  • Similarities between medicine and flying: don't discuss personal matters during work procedures, focus on matters at hand

  • Debate: Do Electronic Health Records Help or Hinder Medical Education? PLoS Medicine:

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