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 Doctor by Choice, a Businessman by Necessity - NYT. A doctor compares himself to a friend who dropped out of medical school 20 years ago to pursue investment banking - NYT

  • A Culprit in Infertility, Overlooked Yet Treatable: nonclassical congenital adrenal hyperplasia

  • Designer diagnosed with Wilson's disease made a T-shirt for people who have the same condition

  • French tennis player Mathieu Moncourt has died at the age of 24 of PE - Travel doubles the risk of VTE.

  • Web 2.0 for Emergency Physicians - A must read. Applies to all physicians. How can physicians deal with information overload? #1. Relax! #3. Build a one-stop shop #4. Search selectively. #5. Be smart, be social. #6. Follow the leaders.

  • Scary: "Strapping Grandma to the Bed: The Unintended Consequences of “No Pay for Errors Medicare Policy” by Bob Wachter

  • Does the insulin Lantus (glargine) cause cancer? A medical librarian review of literature

  • Step-by-step instructions: "How to extract your DNA at home" include "Observe your DNA jellyfish" (not serious)

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