Some days I feel that social media, especially Facebook, is a drain on my time and I often go long periods without even looking there, but Twitter is the one place I routinely peruse most days. I try to only follow Twitter feeds that put out consistently high quality Tweets. Today thanks to these feeds I learned a few things to share here:
- City dwellers live 2 years longer on average than rural dwellers. @Sermo linked to an article in on their blog discussing a report from the American Journal of Preventative Health with this finding. I don’t know about most of you, but this is not a journal I read without being directed to good info by someone else ever.
- From @CDCgov getting the flu shot this year reduced both kids and adults chances of getting influenza by 60%. That makes this a pretty good year for the influenza strain prediction gurus. As always I got mine before the start of the flu season.
- My opinion of LifeLine screening is confirmed, it’s a waste of money and not effective. USPSTP recommends against carotid ultrasound screening. @kennylinafp puts out timely and good info regularly.
- At least someone found 10 things they don’t believe Obamacare is causing from @kevinmd
I hope you also found at least some of these tidbits interesting. Follow @DrEdPullen to see what I like on Twitter and my tweets on mostly health topics.