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.

  • "Health shock": Patients' stroke risk was 200-480% higher in the week after hospital discharge. Risk factors for stroke: 80-84 yo; never married; multi-story building; DM2, HTN, stroke; difficulty picking up a coin

  • Flomax Linked to Cataract Surgery Risks: detached retina or lost lens. Men Who Take Flomax Shortly After Cataract Surgery were 2.3 times more likely to have a serious complication. Cataract surgery is the most common operation in the US. Flomax linked to intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS)

  • Assessing moral attributes in med school interviews, premeds preparing for the “right” answers.

  • TSA says whole-body imaging machines emit 10,000 times less radio frequency than a cell phone

  • New Tool in the MD's Bag: A Smartphone

  • "Google Calculating Who’s About to Quit: algorithm gets inside people’s heads even before they know they might leave"

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