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.

  • Retail clinics provide similar care to other medical facilities at significantly lower costs. There are about 1,200 in-store clinics in the United States. Average cost per treatment: retail clinics $110, $156 at urgent care facility, $166 at a doctor's office, $570 at ED

  • Study: Prostate Cancer May Be Overtreated

  • A study in women with breast cancer found that drinking red wine can help limit the toxic effects of radiation therapy

  • Health Care and Social Media - a survey and practical examples

  • Illinois Adding "Snack Tax" To Fight Obesity, joins 35 other states

  • Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

  • Top 15 Bestselling Drugs of 2008 - a "slideshow-like" blog post (click next image to advance)

  • "Web Geekery in Recent Literature" -- "Clinicians: “Informed patients are not a threat” - I don't know any doctors who think of informed patients as threats.

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) is not an endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support. Image source:, public domain.

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