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

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

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?

The Annual Task of Choosing an Insurance Plan defaulting to your current plan could cost you hundreds of dollars.

PDAs and Smartphones: Clinical Tools for Physicians - Medscape

"The hottest company in the electronic medical records industry is a secretive Wisconsin outfit called Epic Systems"

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:, public domain.

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