Top 10 Twitter Accounts to Follow for Medical News and Information

Alex Bettencourt - August 9, 2011

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Many hospitals and clinics have joined the social media revolution, turning to Twitter to dispense information to patients and their families. Individuals living with illness, medical students and those simply interested in lifestyle tips now have access to everything from advice about eating mindfully to health insurance. Here are ten healthcare providers of special interest that deliver the best tweets around.

1. @MayoClinic
Mayo Clinic’s history dates back to the 1800s. Tweets include techniques for managing stress, healthy eating tips, links to their blog and job postings. The clinic also promotes contests like Minnesota’s Brand Madness, which gives fans a chance to vote for the state’s beloved brand.

2. @sanjayguptaCNN
Sanjay Gupta is a neurosurgeon and professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and also CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent. Items of interest include a weekly medical mystery contest and links to his blog posts on CNN Health. He is respected by high-profile individuals like President Obama and Oprah Winfrey. (more…)

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CES, Las Vegas - Come with Luggage. Leave with Baggage.

Alex Bettencourt - January 20, 2010

Our big journey to the CES was like traveling to the land of the lost. Some of you may have heard about our escapades as we bumbled along through the crowds on Twitter. For those of you who didn’t, you can hear the highlights here.

It was go, go, go, as soon as we landed - from checking into the dazzling New York, New York, to hoofing it “down the street” to Treasure Island for the Mystere Cirque de Soleil show. It is a spectacular must see!

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Anyone who says Treasure Island is 1.3 miles away from NY, NY, is lying! (ahem, Google Maps).  It feels like 3 - 4 miles with all the stairs and crowds, but  passing the glittery scenery and the beautiful Bellagio water show helps.

Lesson 1
Wear comfortable walking shoes, but always pay attention to where you are walking. You never know if you’ll run into two little people zipping around on a motorized wheel chair. Trust me, they don’t care if you are in their way, they will run you over. It’s Vegas.

Lesson 2
Don’t wear a suit to stand out from the crowd at CES. When setting up meetings without a booth, we told our appointments to look for our fun RememberItNow! t-shirts and risque “Follow Me” Twitter tights. In the midst of all the men wearing navy or black, we were pretty noticeable. (more…)

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