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.

  • Healthcare reform in America: 1934-present - WSJ interactive graphics

  • Scientists convert a camera cell phone into a fluorescent microscope capable of detecting TB bacteria in saliva sample

  • Scientists say a daily walk in the sunshine could be all that is needed to delay a knee replacement. "People with healthy vitamin D levels maintained their cartilage for longer. In Tasmania, roughly half of the adult population is vitamin D deficient. If we were to make everyone vitamin D sufficient in Tasmania, we'd delay the time of knee replacement by 14 years"

  • CDC: All U.S. children should get seasonal flu shot

  • 60% of ACP Internist readers use social media not only personally and professionally but clinically as well. Surprising: 25% of ACP Internist readers (mostly physicians) use social media for clinical purposes - see the examples

  • The University of Maryland Medical Encyclopedia brings 50,000 pages of medical content to your iPhone

  • The Wash. Post looks at what sets Cleveland Clinic apart in terms of achieving higher quality at lower cost

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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