Jobs in the healthcare field are always changing – that’s why staying informed and adapting to new trends is egg-stremely important.
One of our favourite tools for finding information? Twitter! Here’s our list of the top six Twitter accounts in the healthcare field for reliable facts, statistics, trends and more.
Frank Lipman MD
He tweets links to his blog posts, which focus on the relationship between diet and health. Super useful if you’re considering a career as a nutritionist or dietician. Give him a follow: @DrFrankLipman
With a poorly functioning digestive system, you don’t just get digestive symptoms, you also get an exhausted immune system
— Frank Lipman MD (@DrFrankLipman) June 10, 2013
Today In OT
Occupational therapy is a fast-growing healthcare field. By following @TodayinOT you’ll be able to connect with occupational therapists across the country and answer questions based on your personal experiences within the field. Who knows, maybe you’ll make friends or meet your mentor!
Fill in the blank: On my graduation day from OT school I couldn’t stop thinking about _________________________ .
— Today in OT (@TodayinOT) May 28, 2013
Interested in pharmaceuticals? Some drugs will get voluntarily recalled if they deviate from the standard. Find out what they are as soon as they get recalled by following @FDArecalls. North of the border? This page can still be useful when it comes to knowing what the the side effects of drugs can be when they’re not exactly the same as the standard ones.
Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Weight Loss Pills “Bethel 30” Found to Contai… 1.usa.gov/169I7kB
— U.S. FDA (@FDArecalls) June 11, 2013
Follow @modrnhealthcr for tweets about new developments in the field of business healthcare. Also features links to commentary and opinion pieces about healthcare.
Bloomberg says climate change requires hospital construction changes j.mp/10a5ziD
— Modern Healthcare (@modrnhealthcr) June 11, 2013
Providing you with links to sites such as Science Daily and MedPageToday, @MedicalNews shares up-to-date nuggets of healthcare information, with an emphasis on pharmacology and biology. This account will give any budding doctor or pharmacist a solid background of recent developments in the field.
Low Vitamin D Causes High BP, Study Shows (CME/CE) bit.ly/12mOHoX
— Medical News (@MedicalNews) June 12, 2013
The official Twitter account of this branch of the Canadian government, you’ll want to have these tweets and information showing up in your feed. Add it here: @HealthCanada
— Health Canada (@HealthCanada) January 9, 2014
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