Top articles in medicine in May 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine in May 2012 so far:

Is Geriatric Medicine Terminally Ill? asks Annals of Internal Medicine

Low vitamin D (below 50 nmol/L (20 ng/mL) increases risk for clinical disease among older adults

Senior physicians keep working, putting off the R-word - 20% of U.S. physicians are older than 65

Many young doctors worried about future of medicine - amednews

"One of the greatest risks of social media is ignoring social media" says chief integrity officer of Cleveland Clinic. Patients want to use social media tools to manage health care

Doctors can risk lawsuits when writing about patients - amednews points to books about patients as examples

Coffee is the most complex food known to man. It has 1200 flavor components. The nearest comparison is red wine with 450 chemical compounds in the flavor make-up. In most commercial blends there are 10 to 12 different coffees, from different farms.

Guidelines for social media use by Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) describe in detail what NOT to do:

Prevention of acute knee injuries in adolescent female football (soccer) players: warm-up could help

Is It Possible To Walk And Work At The Same Time? Kaiser Permanente tries walking meetings

Corneal transplantation - 2012 state of the art review in The Lancet

Towards an optimum strategy in rheumatoid arthritis: For RA patients who fail initial methotrexate treatment, add-on disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are appropriate

Time Spent Behind the Wheel May Increase Heart Health Risks, linked to less time spent exercising

Recipe For Safer Drinking Water (from bacteria)? Add Sun, Salt And Lime

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams.

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