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. primary care visit duration increased from 18 to 20.8 minutes from 1997 to 2005

Study Shows Just an Hour of Meditation Training Brings Results in Pain Management

Workers exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) were 4-7 times more likely to report sexual function problems

"Should physicians pay for their own CME to avoid ethical entanglements?"

Bob Wachter reviews the Japanese health system from a U.S. hospitalist point of view - This is a must read.

The French and U.S. approaches to training doctors - a post by a doctor who has gone through both systems

"Med school enrollment up, but residency slots remain flat = more competition for specialty slots?" via @progressnotes

"Doctor-Patient Dialog on Social Media: A Bad Idea?" - It is a bad idea if we use the social media tools we have now.

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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