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:

Treatment with IV iron in patients with CHF and iron deficiency - with or without anemia - improves symptoms. Iron therapy may have a role in treating heart failure when iron deficiency is also present

Vitamin C at dose of one gram per day may increase the risk of age-related cataracts by 25%

Survey: Southern states are the happiest while coastal rivals New York and California are at the bottom of the list

Videos that depict different options for end-of-life care may help terminally ill patients decide on what they want

Australian Hospital Social Network List 2009

Glucometer in a USB drive: Tech Meets Health

"Are We Seeing the Death Spiral of Conventional Medical Conferences?" by Dr. Wes - There is a similar trend in most specialties. Many conferences will become virtual meetings - using videoconferencing, podcasting, etc.

"In Dec 2008 alone, Americans sent 110 bln text messages. What is wrong with us?" - From an ER doctor perspective, a lot.

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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