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The 10 health care tweets that caught our eye this week


With so many health care providers, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers active on Twitter, it's easy to miss tweets that are informative, provocative, or entertaining. Here are 10 health care tweets that caught our eyes this week (in no particular order).

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1) The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences publishes a study showing the potential unintended consequences of researchers favoring bold claims in their work.

2) Advisory Board's Dave Willis raises a question about value-based care brought up in the Advisory Board's Values Summit

3) Signify Community President Jamo Rubin shares his take on the recent social determinants of health study published in JAMA.

4) Tatiana Prowell, a breast oncologist at Johns Hopkins and FDA, discusses why she believes combustible cigarettes should be illegal.

5) Vinay Prasad, associate professor of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, explains why he believes physicians taking money from pharmaceutical companies is a problem.

6) Ashish Jha, professor of global health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shares his views on whether value-based care initiatives have been working in the United States.

7) Helen Branswell, senior writer for STAT News, shares a story about the Ebola outbreak in Tanzania.

8) Neuroscientist Tiffany Doherty shares an episode of the YouTube show Healthcare Triage that explores how a number of common medical treatments that have little evidence supporting their efficacy become adopted into mainstream care.

9) Margot Sanger-Katz, a health care reporter for the New York Times, shares a visual metaphor to explain how the U.S. health care system works.

10) Adrianna McIntyre, a health policy writer for the Incidental Economist, discusses what is meant when proponents for Medicare for All say they plan to raise taxes to pay for the policy.


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