50 Authoritative Tweeters with Daily Health Tips

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Which resources do health care professionals use to stay on top of personal health and overall health care news? When it comes to Twitter, the most authoritative voices include government institutions, collegiate resources and publications or reporters who have gained reputations as the most reliable entities on the Web (and in print). The following list of 50 authoritative Tweeters with daily health tips includes all those voices, categorized and listed alphabetically within those categories.

Just follow the links listed below to go to the user’s Twitter page, where you can follow that account for your own daily health tips.

Government Health ProgramsGovernment Health Authorities

  1. @AIDSgov: Your link to U.S. HIV and new media information on AIDS.
  2. @CDC_eHealth: Delivering science-based health and safety info when where and how you need it from the CDC.
  3. @CDC_BioSense: BioSense is a disease surveillance program designed to increase emergency preparedness thru development of national network for real-time disease detection.
  4. @CDCemergency: CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response increases the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
  5. @CDCFlu: Get flu-related updates daily from the CDC.
  6. @cdchep: The official Twitter account of the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the CDC.
  7. @CDCNPIN: Connecting HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Partners.
  8. @Disabilitygov: The Official U.S. Government Web site for individuals with disabilities.
  9. @FDA_Drug_Info: Receive the latest drug information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  10. @FDArecalls: Follow this Twitter account to get notifications about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recalls.
  11. @FDAWomen: Women can follow this account to learn health tips and information from the Food and Drug Administration.
  12. @FluGov: This is your one-stop access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information.
  13. @girlshealth: U.S. DHHS Office on Women’s Health web site for girls ages 10 – 16. They have resources for parents and teachers, too.
  14. @GovHIT: Government Health IT is the definitive source for news and information on how government is driving the adoption of information technology in healthcare.
  15. @healthfinder: Your government source for reliable prevention and wellness information.
  16. @HHSGov: News and info from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
  17. @medlineplus4you: Get the latest news and information on health and medicine from the National Library of Medicine.
  18. @NIHforHealth: NIH is the nation’s medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.
  19. @NIMHgov: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization, in the world, dedicated to mental health research.
  20. @NIOSH: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of CDC.gov and HHS.gov.
  21. @OnSafety: Get notified about the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s safety alerts and recalls.
  22. @ReadydotGov: Get a kit, make a plan and be informed for any health or disaster emergency.
  23. @USDAFoodSafety: Food Safety and Inspection Service educates consumers about the importance of safe food handling and reducing the risk of food-borne illness.
  24. @VeteransHealth: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is part of the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. You can follow the latter Twitter account at @DeptVetAffairs.
  25. @womenshealth: Womenshealth.gov is part of the US DHHS Office on Women’s Health, the Federal Government’s resource for women’s health information.

Johns Hopkins MonumentCollegiate Health Authorities

  1. @Cardiology: American College of Cardiology’s Advocacy Department and the CardioAdvocacy Network (CAN).
  2. @HarvardHealth: Authoritative health information, drawing on the expertise of 8,000 faculty physicians at Harvard Medical School and its world-famous affiliated hospitals.
  3. @JHUGlobalHealth: Follow along as this Twitter account coordinates global health activity across Johns Hopkins University.
  4. @JohnsHopkins: This is the main artery to Johns Hopkins University’s research, medicine, nursing, public health information and more.
  5. @JohnsHopkinsSPH: Follow Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to learn more about daily public health issues, research and information.
  6. @RadiologyACR: Official Twitter account for the American College of Radiology, committed to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.
  7. @sumedicine: Stanford’s School of Medicine is the oldest medical school in the western U.S., integrating research, medical education, patient care and community service.
  8. @UCHealthNews: The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is known nationally for training health care professionals and providing leading-edge research and patient care.
  9. @UICInformatics: The College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Chicago is a nationally recognized leader as a multi-disciplinary community of health science scholars and students.
  10. @UNC_Health_Care: The latest from University of North Carolina Health Care with updates about research and health and medical news.
  11. @uthsc: Follow the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to learn daily news about health and campus research and activities.
  12. @VUMCHealth: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a highly-acclaimed healthcare system dedicated to patient care, research & education.

Public Health NewsOther Health Authorities

  1. @AmerMedicalAssn: The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
  2. @eyeonfda: This Twitter account belongs to the author of the blog, Eye on FDA. An authoritative voice watching another authoritative voice…
  3. @health2con: Twitter home of news about the Health 2.0 conference, with a focus on Health Information Technology (HIT).
  4. @Healthcare3dot0: Healthcare 3.0 tracks the pulse of health care on the social Web, providing news and updates.
  5. @modrnhealthcr: Award-winning healthcare business news, commentary and opinion.
  6. @NEJM: The New England Journal of Medicine is the world’s leading medical journal and website.
  7. @pharmalot: The latest news and views about the pharmaceutical industry, with Ed Silverman from Pharmalot.com.
  8. @PublicHealth: The American Public Health Association works to protect Americans from health threats.
  9. @ReportingHealth: Follow the resource that journalists follow to find their health news. This is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and educational resource.
  10. @RWJF: The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans.
  11. @RWJF_PubHealth: The Public Health Portfolio supports programs, initiatives to ensure that Americans have public health services, policies to help them lead healthier lives.
  12. @Health_Affairs: This is a health policy journal out of Washington DC, informing the public on policy news.
  13. @WebMD_Blogs: Stay on top of the information published daily at this Twitter resource.
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