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.

  • U.S. physicians don't tell tell patients about abnormal tests 7% of the time (1 out of every 14 tests), EMR did not help

  • Solitude Speeds Effects of Aging - conversely, social activity keeps motor skills sharp among the elderly

  • McAllen,Texas follow-up by the same auhtor: How should Obama reform health care? by Atul Gawande

  • Social research: you lose about half of your friends and replace them with new ones after about 7 years. "Half of All Friends Replaced Every 7 Years -- to put it another way, the half-life of friendship is 7 years"

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