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:

Older people who walk slowly are 3 times more likely to die of heart disease than older people who walk faster - BMJ

Battery of tests given to a single patient having a heart attack adds up to the radiation dose of 725 chest X-rays

New U.S. breast cancer guidelines recommend against routine mammograms for women in their 40s. Guidelines suggest women 50 to 74 only get a mammogram every other year

49 million Americans -- one in seven -- struggle to get enough to eat according to a government report

Top 10 Hospitalists for 2009

The new active Wii video games may be providing actual exercise, creating a healthier generation of couch potato

Some specialists will see extra cuts in Medicare pay, revisions represent a potentially fatal hit for some practices

Mexico international striker Antonio de Nigris has died at the age of 31 from a suspected heart attack - CNN

NYT: Implants are best solution to replace lost teeth in most cases, more economical than bridges over time - ADA is not so certain

Auditory Hallucination of Pink Floyd Song "Brick in the Wall" as a Warning Sign of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation

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