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 http://goo.gl/J4jMU

Low vitamin D (below 50 nmol/L (20 ng/mL) increases risk for clinical disease among older adults http://goo.gl/tBXS4

Senior physicians keep working, putting off the R-word - 20% of U.S. physicians are older than 65 http://goo.gl/Dxgip

Many young doctors worried about future of medicine - amednews http://goo.gl/r61lW

"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 http://goo.gl/9SAry

Doctors can risk lawsuits when writing about patients - amednews points to books about patients as examples http://goo.gl/QhqFS

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. http://goo.gl/m2LwD

Guidelines for social media use by Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) describe in detail what NOT to do: http://goo.gl/Raq2e

Prevention of acute knee injuries in adolescent female football (soccer) players: warm-up could help http://goo.gl/dBgSS

Is It Possible To Walk And Work At The Same Time? Kaiser Permanente tries walking meetings http://goo.gl/cRu8l

Corneal transplantation - 2012 state of the art review in The Lancet http://goo.gl/JBAag

Towards an optimum strategy in rheumatoid arthritis: For RA patients who fail initial methotrexate treatment, add-on disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are appropriate http://goo.gl/ONq6u

Time Spent Behind the Wheel May Increase Heart Health Risks, linked to less time spent exercising http://goo.gl/NUYX7

Recipe For Safer Drinking Water (from bacteria)? Add Sun, Salt And Lime http://goo.gl/kU2ZK

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

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