Health Care Buzz Today

June 30, 2011
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Social Media Shows Promise for Clinical Trials. Social media can be used to increase enrollment and reduce clinical trial delays, according to a new survey by Blue Chip Patient Recruitment.

Social Media Shows Promise for Clinical Trials. Social media can be used to increase enrollment and reduce clinical trial delays, according to a new survey by Blue Chip Patient Recruitment.

ACSM Releases New Exercise Guidelines. The new guidelines by the American College of Sports Medicine aren’t all that different from their old ones, except they emphasize that sitting for long periods is a health risk that can’t be negated simply by exercising regularly.

Spine Journal Takes Aim at Infuse Research. The Spine Journal is devoting an entire issue to critical reviews of published studies of Medtronic’s bone morphogenetic protein-2 product known as Infuse (see Pizaazz coverage of the matter here).

Google+ Begins Limited Field Testing. The company’s top secret social layer supposedly turns the search engine into a giant social network. It’s the culmination of a year-long project, and amounts to Google’s answer to Facebook.

Social Media Being Used as a Platform to Disclose Illness. The Internet has not only transformed how consumers gain access to health information, it is also significantly changing how they seek comfort during a health crisis, according to new research from Russell Herder.