Health News of the Day, part 2

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.

  • Eating omega-3-rich seafood may be a mood-lifter for women who are feeling depressed during pregnancy. Seafood may help depression in pregnancy - but pregnant women should limit consumption due to its mercury content... "Although common in western countries, depression is virtually absent in countries where people eat a lot of fish" http://bit.ly/jVrJA - Sounds like a bald statement...

  • Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes http://bit.ly/Z61jv - Not for me but the brave ones here may check it out.

  • CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen just started a blog at Blogger.com: Welcome to medical blogosphere! It looks like 140 characters on Twitter were not enough for @elizcohencnn - so here is the blog http://bit.ly/11sc4j

  • Pathtalk.org is a weblog about pathology http://pathtalk.org

  • Inspiring non-scientists: A Nature editorial reviews the TED Talks approach http://bit.ly/123EIx

  • Top 1,000 Hospital Web sites (worldwide) - http://bit.ly/15VkVQ , also Top US list: http://bit.ly/5YRC8 A huge data set.

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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List of biomedical journals on Twitter

This is a list of biomedical journals on Twitter http://bit.ly/qM5wL - Just added NEJM, feel free to contribute. The list was started by @laikas, a medical librarian in the Netherlands and is open to edit.

It is fascinating to see how well Google Spreadsheets works as a structured wiki:



The spreadsheet was embedded by using Google Web Elements.

Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:

  • Unlogged-into Hotmail and Gmail account expire after 9 months and unlogged-into Yahoo accounts expire after 6 http://bit.ly/KzIGe

  • Google is trying to convince content owners that YouTube videos can make money after all: http://bit.ly/3Cjloz

  • See an example of using Google Books to illustrate a blog post: Decay-accelerating factor (DAF) http://bit.ly/19j1Q3

  • Health 1.0, Health 2.0, Health 3.0 http://bit.ly/uuITi

  • "View/Share PDFs with Google Docs. At some point in the near future, G Docs will allow you to upload any type of files" http://bit.ly/eLYtp

  • "Twitters redesign makes it look like a search engine, not a networking tool, but isn't that why we use it?" http://bit.ly/5wvZN" - No.

  • Q & A: Opting Out of Facebook Ads http://bit.ly/oGNBJ

  • HOW TO: Deal With Social Networking Overload http://bit.ly/Tx9Q9 - How-to guide number 1002 by Mashable :) - My advice: http://bit.ly/lT1TR

  • The top Mahalo.com page manager can expect to earn 21,616 Mahalo dollars per year (exchange rate of $0.75) http://bit.ly/feHAC

  • "Use Google Docs & Checkout to Sell Online: You can get your first online store up-and-running in under 5 minutes" http://bit.ly/wyRrE

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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.

  • Black Tea May Lower Blood Sugar, contains a polysaccharide that mimics type 2 diabetes drugs Precose and Glyset. Black tea polysaccharides inhibit an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase, which turns starch into glucose http://bit.ly/uAhvn - Warning: Do not stop your diabetes medications.

  • Immunity-suppressing drugs used in SLE can decrease the effects of flu vaccines, a Dutch study warns http://bit.ly/xLPbt

  • Plagiarism accusation hits stem-cell research: Editor retracts "sperm-creation paper" http://bit.ly/fBj33

  • Floppy iris syndrome: "semipermanent" drug effect of tamsulosin (Flomax)? http://bit.ly/18ltt0

  • Treating Patients as Partners, by Way of Informed Consent - NYT http://bit.ly/16SwYU

  • "How To Respond to an Angry Patient Complaint" by Susan Keane Baker http://bit.ly/AlY1D

  • Photos: A Careful Exam helps when looking for the cause of atrial fibrillation http://bit.ly/ft2Vt

  • Paco Addiction: Argentina's Ongoing Struggle http://bit.ly/l39pA

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain

Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:

  • MarketWatch: "A backlash against Twitter is building. "Twitter has no business model," Taplin said. "It's a fad. They come and go. My students don't care about Twitter at all" Taplin said "It's a time-waster for them. What they're using is Facebook. There isn't a single student in my large lecture hall who doesn't use Facebook. They like the clean interface." http://bit.ly/2bSS87

  • Top Fifty (50) Twitter Users in Medicine http://bit.ly/Ahvd3

  • NEJM is now on Twitter @NEJM and Facebook http://bit.ly/oPWwk

  • Airlines Follow Passengers Onto Social Media Sites http://bit.ly/pfUNN

  • 9 Tips for Having a Good Bad Day. http://bit.ly/vnSvE

  • Bing will become Google's main competitor in search, with a market share of 28% in the US and 11% worldwide http://bit.ly/kHjTU

  • Mobile broadband users face stiff penalties for exceeding their download limits http://bit.ly/7PDkH

  • "The First 10 Free Apps to Install on a New Windows PC" http://bit.ly/AFcMz

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

The Science of Extrapolating



The Science (or pseudoscience) of Extrapolating.

Image source: http://xkcd.com/605, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

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.

  • Professor of bioethics in NYT: "Why We Must Ration Health Care" http://bit.ly/cYTSB

  • Noninvasive selective visualization of the whole peripheral nervous system by Whole-Body MRI Neurography http://bit.ly/pDTJk

  • 30-day rate of death after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding was 0.3% http://bit.ly/dbsN3

  • Gardner's syndrome (familial adenomatous polyposis) is a cilia-related disorder http://bit.ly/2laVS

  • Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study http://bit.ly/1AV0Pn

  • Protein Clumps May Appear in the Brain Years Before Memory Problems in Alzheimer's Dementia http://bit.ly/3Ztix

  • "Should you trust health advice from the web?" New Scientist http://bit.ly/5Pi43

  • NEJM is now on Twitter @NEJM and Facebook http://bit.ly/oPWwk

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain

H1N1 Flu Screening in China: People in hazmat suits come aboard the plane with laser beams


Video: Plane from San Francisco to Shanghai Pudong Airport arrives in Shanghai and pulls into the gate. Passengers are asked to remain in seats while people in white hazmat suits come aboard to take the temperature of every passenger by way of a laser beam aimed at their foreheads.

References:
A New Airport Ritual, Swine Flu Screening. NY Times.

Health News of the Day, part 2

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.

  • Study: "Humans prefer cockiness to expertise". "Bad news for scientists who try to be honest about gaps in their knowledge: Humans prefer cockiness to expertise" http://bit.ly/ovuWg

  • A common blue food dye might provide the best treatment available so far for spinal cord injuries (in mice) http://bit.ly/f9zH9 Blue dye used in M&Ms and Gatorade may interrupt the cell death that follows spinal cord injury http://bit.ly/6iEIL -- Rats injected with BBG blue dye to treat spinal injury regained their mobility but temporarily turned blue. http://bit.ly/1GpnS

  • Tanning Beds Get Highest Carcinogen Rating: Melanoma risk rises 75 percent when device use begins before age 30 http://bit.ly/17jwfE

  • "NIH is encouraging its scientists to edit and even initiate Wikipedia articles in their fields." http://tr.im/uuyw

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain

Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:

  • Information Overload, the Index Medicus, and PubMed. PubMed contains 18,782,970 citations in the medical literature, adding over 670,000 new entries per year http://bit.ly/10DrLp

  • "How to Find out Who's using Facebook in your Hospital" and what to do if you don't like their "unofficial group" http://bit.ly/lR6tp

  • "Do You Have These Core Human Skills?" by Josh Kaufman http://bit.ly/hRIPi

  • A New Page: Can the Kindle really improve on the book? http://bit.ly/2WZjVj

  • British gov "Twitter policy" http://bit.ly/3lkYsL (organizations finally writing policies; now should think about strategies) via @giustini

  • A blog devoted to "Building an effective online presence for health professionals" http://bit.ly/9fJMh

  • Will one Chicago woman's Tweet cost her $50,000 in the form of a defamation lawsuit? http://bit.ly/VXvXK

  • Paul Krugman gets 1200 or more comments to his opinion pieces. http://bit.ly/R94Qs

  • Fed boss Bernanke faces personal downturn: His net worth dropped by almost a third in last year http://bit.ly/FOZYh

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

Video: "Ben Goldacre on MMR, autism and media mendacity"



From Wikipedia:

Ben Goldacre is a British medical doctor and journalist, and the author of the The Guardian newspaper's weekly Bad Science column.

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.

  • Divorce and death of a spouse frequently have long-term negative consequences for health, even in people who remarry. People who were divorced or widowed were 20% more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, cancer http://bit.ly/3nko5A

  • Higher speed limits led to about 12,500 more deaths on US roads between 1995 and 2005. In 1974, Maximum Speed Law put a 55 mph speed limit on all interstate roads - led to 16.4% drop in car crash mortality http://bit.ly/4ryZS7
  • NIH stopped a trial of sildenafil (Viagra) in sickle cell patients with pulmonary HTN due to serious medical problems. "30% of sickle cell disease patients develop pulmonary hypertension, which can kill them suddenly" http://bit.ly/Wp6lu -- Sildenafil works in symptomatic pulmonary arterial hypertension according to a 2005 NEJM study http://bit.ly/SRcGE - but this trial was in sickle cell disease patients. There is another ongoing study: Sildenafil for Treatment of Priapism in Men With Sickle Cell Anemia http://bit.ly/2sNt0Z

  • WHO: Tanning Beds Cause Melanoma, moved UV tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category -"carcinogenic to humans" http://bit.ly/mZA6A

  • Early review by a respiratory physician leads to a shorter length of stay in non-severe community-acquired pneumonia http://bit.ly/ulezb

  • Jen McCabe Gorman shares her experience on YouTube as she opens her genetic profile results from 23andMe http://bit.ly/NwYY

  • PubMed: The commonest reason for inserting foreign bodies http://bit.ly/1bbFcE

  • CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer’s: A42, T-tau, P-tau (amyloid1-42, total tau protein, tau phosphorylated position 181 threonine)

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain

Health News of the Day, part 2

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.

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

Last surviving British soldier from World War I died at the age of 111, didn't speak about the war until he turned 100

From CNN:

Harry Patch -- the last surviving British soldier from World War I -- died On July 25 at the age of 111.

Patch was the last surviving soldier to have witnessed the horrors of trench warfare in the first World War. He fought and was seriously wounded in Belgium, in 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele, in which 70,000 of his fellow soldiers died -- including three of his close friends.

His wife died in 1976, and their two sons also later died. Patch remarried in 1980, but he became a widower for the second time four years later.

Patch didn't speak about the war until he turned 100. "He tried to suppress the memories and to live as normal a life as possible; the culture of his time said that he was fortunate to have survived and that he should get on with his life."

Patch returned to Belgium in 2002, something he had said he would never do, and laid a wreath to his battalion. Two years later, he met and shook hands with a German artilleryman from the Western Front. Patch later laid a wreath at Langemark Cemetery for the German war dead.

References:
Last British Army WWI veteran dead at 111. CNN.
Harry Patch, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Image source: Wikipedia, Photo of Harry Patch, Jim Ross, GNU Free Documentation License.

Do you delete your tweets?

Do you delete your tweets? I do it all the time. All tweets that do not make sense in single view, especially replies like "yes/no" get deleted. Also, I delete most conversational ones that make little sense without the tweet they replied to. See the example below: http://bit.ly/133smM

Ves Dimov, M.D.
DrVes@Allergy Agree.

The drawback of Twitter, as compared to FriendFeed, is that you can't see a conversation string without using other services.

I treat tweets like words in a word processor - delete, change and replace until you get the meaning right. A tweet is not a blog post.

Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:

  • A Small Study Reveals High Levels of Twitter Use at (Non-medical) Conferences: 95% of (non-medical) conference attendees already had a Twitter account, 67% used it to tweet during the conference. 74% of non-medical conference attendees send 11-20 Twitter messages per day, 51% discussed topics via @ replies and DMs. The data sample was too small - only 5 conferences and 41attendees http://bit.ly/4miqX5

  • Video: Where is Matt? (2008) - 42 countries, and a cast of thousands http://bit.ly/t0cAV

  • "Blogosphere gives hospitals, medical talk an outlet" http://bit.ly/OX6gY

  • The Business Insider: "What A Nigerian Facebook Scam Looks Like" http://bit.ly/QEWHV

  • The Big Picture: Stories from Israel, Tanzania and Malaysia http://bit.ly/3jCuah

  • How to Create a Walking Tour with Google City Tours http://bit.ly/JXLD3

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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.

  • Obesity costs the U.S. health care system up to $147 billion a year: An extra $1,429 per year for each obese person. http://bit.ly/dvSOz -- CDC: Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States http://bit.ly/oP3t6

  • "Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments." Study participants scoring in bottom quartile on tests of humor, grammar, and logic grossly overestimated their ability http://bit.ly/9UJxO

  • Proposed ban on drug commercials: ads take advantage of hypochondriacs, lead pts to pressure doctors for prescriptions. Critics say the ads overstate benefits and understate risks. http://bit.ly/dDMZf

  • No surprise: Adults with high leisure-time Internet and computer use were more likely to be overweight or obese http://bit.ly/raMd9

  • What is coup d'ongle sign in pityriasis versicolor? Scratch sign (coup d'ongle, Besnier's) in pityriasis versicolor is loosing of barely perceptible scale with a fingernail http://bit.ly/G7zPu

  • Migrant doctors: Over half of primary care doctors are from abroad http://bit.ly/Soe9z

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

Health News of the Day, part 2

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 antihistamine ketotifen and cromolyn successfully treat diabetes and obesity in mice. Mast cells are abundant in fat tissues of obese and diabetic people and mice. Antihistamines could work as new therapy http://bit.ly/1UKKt4

  • Evolution study: Women are getting more beautiful, while men remain as aesthetically unappealing as their caveman ancestors http://bit.ly/1a9bas

  • 101 Simple Salads for the Season - NY Times http://bit.ly/SIw0H

  • In the Clinic Slide Sets from Annals of Internal Medicine http://bit.ly/Q6Oe - Smoking Cessation - Free Sample. The cover of Annals of Internal Medicine is not what you expect... :) http://bit.ly/3aK5a2

  • Contador, 26 wins 2nd Tour de France; Lance Armstrong, 37 capped his return to race with an impressive 3rd-place finish. 37-year-old Armstrong, seven-time Tour champion, is the second-oldest rider to reach the Tour podium http://bit.ly/M7u3s

  • The greatest racehorse of all time was "perfectly average" - BBC: http://bit.ly/zpl4M and http://bit.ly/QYfPR

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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.

  • In the Clinic Slide Sets from Annals of Internal Medicine http://bit.ly/Q6Oe - Smoking Cessation - Free Sample

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:


Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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TED Talks: Bonnie Bassler on how bacteria "talk"



Video: Bonnie Bassler on how bacteria "talk" (18 minutes).

"Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry -- and our understanding of ourselves."

Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:


Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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.

  • Healthcare reform in America: 1934-present - WSJ interactive graphics http://bit.ly/Pqg4d

  • Scientists convert a camera cell phone into a fluorescent microscope capable of detecting TB bacteria in saliva sample http://bit.ly/3wxqvg

  • Scientists say a daily walk in the sunshine could be all that is needed to delay a knee replacement. "People with healthy vitamin D levels maintained their cartilage for longer. In Tasmania, roughly half of the adult population is vitamin D deficient. If we were to make everyone vitamin D sufficient in Tasmania, we'd delay the time of knee replacement by 14 years" http://bit.ly/FnsVP

  • CDC: All U.S. children should get seasonal flu shot http://bit.ly/Ws9WJ

  • 60% of ACP Internist readers use social media not only personally and professionally but clinically as well. Surprising: 25% of ACP Internist readers (mostly physicians) use social media for clinical purposes - see the examples http://bit.ly/qd24S

  • The University of Maryland Medical Encyclopedia brings 50,000 pages of medical content to your iPhone http://bit.ly/LPhvA

  • The Wash. Post looks at what sets Cleveland Clinic apart in terms of achieving higher quality at lower cost http://bit.ly/2plUL6

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

TED Talks: Kary Mullis' next-gen cure for killer infections



Video: Kary Mullis' next-gen cure for killer infections (4 minutes).

"Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, unveils a radical new cure that shows extraordinary promise."

Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:


Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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.

  • Effects of Pay for Performance on the Quality of Primary Care in England: initial gain, then slowing, even decline http://bit.ly/lTpJd

  • Countries with "opt-out" approach have organ-donation rates above 90%, whereas opt-in countries have rates of 5 to 15% http://bit.ly/oxaGs

  • Replicating Cleveland Clinic's Success Nationwide May Pose Major Challenges - WSJ http://bit.ly/19wpd5

  • The FDA today warned Americans not to use electronic cigarettes http://bit.ly/jR8ON

  • Study: Guided tissue regeneration, or GTR works for receding gums http://bit.ly/gHZY4

  • Nature Editorial on hyping research: "Reporting of scientific research is sometimes exaggerated or at worse inaccurate" http://bit.ly/nKdp

  • Can't Miss ECG Findings, Life-threatening Conditions - Medscape: http://bit.ly/msiqD (Registration required. Free)

  • Activist group sues Denny's over sodium levels - some meals at Denny's contain more than 5,000 milligrams http://bit.ly/IWVRA

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

Doctors: Can social media land you a job?

Doctors: Can social media land you a job? - PracticeLink magazine, page 21. Click the widget embedded below for the other issues of the magazine.

Presentation: Web 2.0 Tools to Inspire Teachers



Presentation: Web 2.0 Tools to Inspire Teachers.

How many of these companies will be out of business in 12 months?

Video: Medical Information Mastery



Video: Medical Information Mastery. University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine physician Derek Hubbard, MD instructs family doctors on how to find clinical information at the point of care.

Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure by ChefMD

Check the other videos by ChefMD.

Related:

"Food is risky. You can choke on a hot dog, be poisoned by a pizza or die slowly from years of eating too much" - The Economist, 2014 http://buff.ly/1k0lKBY

Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:


Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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.


Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

Health News of the Day, part 2

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.

  • Association Between Superficial Vein Thrombosis and DVT of Lower Extremities: 24% had a concomitant asymptomatic DVT http://bit.ly/10TpyZ

  • Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment seems to reduce gastric cancer risk. http://bit.ly/15hvop

  • Men Who Followed 6 Healthy Lifestyle Habits Cut Their Risk of Heart Failure in Half http://bit.ly/89lXz

  • 6 healthy lifestyle factors were associated with a lower risk of developing high blood pressure http://bit.ly/fTrQ5

  • Parainfluenza virus efficiently delivers corrected gene to cystic fibrosis cells (25% of cells vs. 0.1% in old studies) http://bit.ly/jZszA

  • “Medical research and social media: Can wikis be used as a publishing platform in medicine“? http://bit.ly/oDdia

  • Web 2.0 Resources in Radiology: Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis, Twitter, etc. http://bit.ly/4oR6xs

  • WSJ: "The AMA signs its members up to be civil servants." http://bit.ly/21UZO

  • Mobile device resources, top 10 free downloads, Univ Arkansas Medical Library http://bit.ly/4nobQ

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

Tweets About Social Media

From my Twitter account:


Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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.

  • Older adults less likely to develop dementia if they regularly consumed fish. "The more fish you eat, the less likely you are to get dementia. Exactly the opposite is true for meat." http://bit.ly/17zxbV

  • Curcumin, the main ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, is a naturally occurring antioxidant known as a polyphenol. Curcumin, Ingredient in Curry Spice, May Reduce Fatty Deposits in Arteries (in Mice) http://bit.ly/2yrnz -- Nuclear factor-kappa B links carcinogenic and chemopreventive agents. http://bit.ly/5U3g9

  • University of Michigan Health System: Apologizing for errors halves malpractice suits http://bit.ly/7EO97

  • Prevalence of DVT in pregnancy is 8.8%. Three variables (LEFt) predict DVT in pregnancy (LLE sx, calf circumference difference ≥2 cm, first trimester) http://bit.ly/ztZjT

  • Study: "40% of doctors had "negative reaction" to obese patients, felt treating obese patients was "very frustrating" http://bit.ly/YQzHf

  • Elsevier announces the ‘Article of the Future’ http://bit.ly/ddU6s and responses: http://bit.ly/6jjuW

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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Video: How to Use Short-Acting Insulin



Video: How to use Short-Acting Insulin, University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine.

John Brill, MD, director of the Primary Care Clerkship, details a handout he developed on how to use short-acting insulin after discussing a patient encounter.

Video: How to Build a High-Traffic Blog Without Killing Yourself - Tim Ferriss



This is the opening keynote at the 2009 San Francisco WordCamp, titled “How to Blog without Killing Yourself”.

Tim Ferris covers the following topics:

- Why I blog
- How I blog and select best practices
- Frequency and tools — best times and days to post
- Blogging myths and how to harness data for better results
- Testing design and surprising findings that can be copied
- How I address comments and community building
- How I write and research for good social media response
- 20 minutes of audience Q&A on Twitter, branding, outsourcing, and much more

References:

How to Build a High-Traffic Blog Without Killing Yourself. Tim Ferris.
"One of the best decisions I’ve made in my career was to start a blog and a wiki, leaving a paper trail of ideas" http://bit.ly/GX7Z6C

Study: Having one drink a day halved a person's risk of dying over the next 4 years

According to a recent study, having one drink a day halved a person's risk of dying over the next four years (http://bit.ly/Ox94v).

First study to show that moderate drinkers live longer than either teetotalers or heavy drinkers was published in 1923. Still, the only way to truly answer the question of whether moderate drinking is, in itself, beneficial would be to do a RCT.

See here why any observation may be wrong (in clinical research and otherwise): http://bit.ly/18Kp3n - Proximity does not equal causation.

Before you recommend wine for CV risk reduction, consider this: 1 in 5 men are at risk of drinking problem. Men have 15% lifetime risk for alcohol abuse, 10% risk for alcohol dependence. "Each cuts your life short by 10-15 years." Heavy drinking increases risk of depression by 40%, and 80% of people dependent on alcohol are smokers

References:

One in five men at risk of drinking problem. Reuters, 10/2009.
Alcohol literally kills: Gary Moore had 380mg/dL in his blood, Winehouse 416mg/dL when she died surrounded by 3 empty vodka bottles. Telegraph UK, 2012
Drinking Alcohol Daily Seems to Cut the Risk for Coronary Artery Disease the Most
Taking Up Moderate Drinking in Middle Age Decreases Cardiovascular Risk
Medical News: Exercise and Alcohol Effect on Health
A glass of wine daily may prolong life. How you can you predict which patient will have a bottle daily though?
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Tweets About Social Media

From my Twitter account:

  • ‘Oversharing' a consequence of tell-all digital age http://bit.ly/DSWDR
  • As Twitter and Facebook grow, Google Reader copies features, adding clutter http://bit.ly/313g0g

  • Nicole Dettmar's Open Letter to Clinical Reader http://bit.ly/9g7F0 -- Unbelievable: http://bit.ly/smavC - Again, if you claim an endorsements, link to the original source please.

  • Funny image of the day: http://bit.ly/10qK0F - Twitter is a "journal" too...

  • Twitter Search API Method: results are limited to 7 days only http://bit.ly/hFaRT - Please have in mind in case you want to archive tweets. I move all my "valuable" tweets (oxymoron?) as composite posts (10-15 tweets each) to my blog - makes them searchable. Twitter search=7 days.

  • “Twitter just one part of ecosystem that includes blogs, email, journals, social media sites, face-to-face meetings" http://bit.ly/z36KG

  • Harvard University Press selling books on Scribd starting today. http://bit.ly/18VFH5

  • Danny Sullivan looks at the Twitter Suggested Users List. http://tr.im/sMa4

  • "Wow. If you go to Google and type in "United," United Breaks Guitars is the 3rd entry on page one" http://bit.ly/3Ditg via @shelisrael

  • 15 states hit 10% unemployment, Michigan became the first state in 25 years to suffer unemployment rate exceeding 15% http://bit.ly/tlsx5

  • Quote: "When you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind." http://bit.ly/qMU8H via @googlebooks

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

Tweets About Social Media

From my Twitter account:

  • "Wikipedia is a perfect place to start your research, but should never be the one you finish your search with" - PubMed is a better start. Wikipedia is not a primary source for med students/residents. It can be used for illustrative purposes for med blogs if you can verify info. Medical blogs are not a source of "actionable" medical information, same with Wikipedia. You want to be treated by an expert - not a "crowd."

  • Twitter Wants To Be “The Pulse Of The Planet” http://bit.ly/s1ZDz

  • "Going Home Again" - a poignant reflection from Life as a Healthcare CIO http://bit.ly/goxfZ

  • "Ten ways to change your life in 59 seconds" - The Telegraph reviews a book by popular psychologist Richard Wiseman http://bit.ly/YwwYg

  • Google Reader is an RSS reader - with so many social media tools that it can replace Twitter/FriendFeed if it were more popular...

  • Spam comment on my blog (now deleted): "I am 61 using Online Viagra. I never had any problems, it only improved my erections" - by "Julia" ?!

  • Photo: President Obama gets a tour of Russian President's office at his dacha outside Moscow http://bit.ly/2Gb7LL - Huge monitors...

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