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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RememberItNow! Announces New Tweet Reminders to their eHealth Platform

Alex Bettencourt - June 7, 2011

RememberItNow! has enhanced its eHealth platform with new, educational Tweet tips. RememberItNow! Tweets are friendly reminders sent via text message, Push, or email to help users take control of their health.

Orinda, CA - June 07, 2011

In 2009, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 133 million Americans have at least one chronic disease. Managing their chronic conditions and taking control of their health accounts for 75 percent of their health care expenses.

RememberItNow! chief executive officer and founder Pamela Swingley empathizes with the challenge these patients face. “We understand there is no ‘one-size fits all’ health care management tool. Millions of patients have to manage several conditions at a time, and it can be exhausting to manage your health with a scattered group of applications and tools,” she said. “This is why we have integrated fun RememberItNow! Tweets into our eHealth platform. Patients now have all their health information centralized on our platform, along with our new, entertaining, bite-sized health Tweets.” (more…)

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Introducing RememberItNow! Tweets

Alex Bettencourt - February 24, 2011

Have you ever come across an inspirational quote that brightened up your day a little? Or maybe you were leafing through a magazine and stumbled upon an interesting fact you wish you could share with friends. (more…)

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