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:

Stressful childhood may mean earlier death. People who reported 6-8 bad childhood experiences (from a preselected list) had an average age of death of 61 years http://bit.ly/VZFns

Among LASIK patients, 85% had 20/40 vision after 10 years, compared with 74% among PRK patients. 97% of patients had 20/40 vision or better with corrective lenses prior to LASIK or PRK surgery. Of PRK patients, 35% required a repeat procedure to achieve sharper vision, versus 18% of those who underwent LASIK http://bit.ly/H0ZDA

NPR: How money affects medical decision-making. People in one town get their hemorrhoids removed 5 times more often than people in another town only 30 ml away. Why? http://bit.ly/359OB6

The Annual Task of Choosing an Insurance Plan defaulting to your current plan could cost you hundreds of dollars. http://bit.ly/EQ9h4

PDAs and Smartphones: Clinical Tools for Physicians - Medscape http://bit.ly/xG2Xh

"The hottest company in the electronic medical records industry is a secretive Wisconsin outfit called Epic Systems" http://bit.ly/18X7iD

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source, links, etc. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support. Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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