What is HealthyRT?
HealthyRT is a Twitter account managed by a volunteer staff of healthcare professionals. Founded by Dr. Val Jones, CEO of Better Health, LLC, the goal of HealthyRT is to provide Twitter subscribers with a peer-reviewed stream of science-based content, trustworthy health information, and links to excellent medical journalism. It is hoped that those who follow the feed will re-tweet (RT) the links and stories that they find most helpful. By re-tweeting the messages from HealthyRT, subscribers can easily lend their support to the promotion of sound science.
Why do we need HealthyRT?
In today’s rapidly evolving digital world, misinformation, exaggerated claims, and bad science is promoted (often unwittingly) via social media platforms every day. This can lead to misconceptions that drive poor health decisions. Individuals may seek out unnecessary tests, unsafe or unproven treatments and procedures, or even opt out of effective or life-saving treatments because of misinformation from the Internet. HealthyRT hopes to offer a trusted counter point to misguided or inaccurate health claims and information.
Who are the reviewers for HealthyRT?
Here is a list of reviewers who currently write the tweets from the HealthyRT account:
How do I become a reviewer for HealthyRT?
If you are a trained healthcare professional with a commitment to science-based medicine, please contact Dr. Val Jones to be considered for the HealthyRT review team.
Thank you for following HealthyRT on Twitter. I hope that you’ll find our content enlightening and that you’ll support our efforts by re-tweeting our content as much as possible.
With Best Regards,
Val Jones, M.D.