Best of Twitter and Health Care: Yep, we’re tweeting–and here are our healthy follow recommendations.

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by Leigh Ann Otte, managing editor

Oh sure, CNN, Ashton Kutcher, Oprah and the like may have jumped on the bandwagon in the past few months, but we at My Family Doctor have been tweeting for more than a year.  Mm-hm.  Ahead of the curve, we are.

OK, I’ll stop.

If you’re new to Twitter or just want to discover more health tweeters, here are a few follow suggestions.  I’ll be doing this regularly for the Follow Friday festivities (the tradition of recommending good tweeters weekly).

  • @AllergyNotes
    Don’t let the name fool you. This doctor links to interesting articles on various topics—most medical, some not.
  • @latimeshealth and @nytimeshealth
    Interesting health articles.
  • @twittercize
    This is just plain funny: Twitter-sized exercise prompts delivered every hour–and you can do them all in less than a minute!
  • @WSJHealthBlog
    Thoughts and updates on interesting medical news from The Wall Street Journal health blogs.

And then, of course, there’s me (@FamilyDoctorMag) and our publisher Dr. James Hubbard (@DrHubbard).

Coming in the next few weeks: recommendations for healthy-recipe tweeters, funny tweeters and opinionated health insiders, and must-follows for people 55 and over.

Have any questions about Twitter–health-related or not? Ask away.  I’ll try to answer.

Doctors and business owners: Send customized issues of My Family Doctor to your customers or patients. E-mail publisher-at-familydoctormag.com for details.

As with all information on this site, this article cannot replace professional, personal medical advice. Read more here.

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3 Responses to “Best of Twitter and Health Care: Yep, we’re tweeting–and here are our healthy follow recommendations.”

  1. Sagan Says:

    Thanks for linking to those people! They look like great ones to follow.

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  2. lhubbard Says:

    You’re welcome, Sagan. Glad you found it helpful. More to come in following weeks.

    Leigh Ann Otte
    Managing Editor
    My Family Doctor magazine
    Written by health-care providers for the general public

  3. James Hubbard’s My Family Doctor Blog » Blog Archive » Twitter: Best Healthy Recipes, Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists Says:

    [...] Friday, we highlighted some great health-related Twitter folks to follow.  Now, it’s time to celebrate registered dietitians and people who tweet healthy [...]

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