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.

  • A fast-food restaurant within 500 feet of a school lead to a 5% increase in the obesity rate at that school

  • Visits to the doctor’s office significantly reduced in practices that use EMR and email between physicians and patients. Face-to-face visit is the “most expensive, least convenient” mode of health care, according to a consultant to Kaiser

  • Statins reduce asthma-related hospitalization or emergency room visit by 33 percent. What is the world's most widely used prescription medication? Statins.

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