Link Roundup – Health Updates (No Foolin’!)

The week’s health headlines touched on Spanx, bicycles, hospitals and so much more:

Tomorrow’s Bakesale for Japan supports disaster relief efforts. Find locations near you, and be sure to burn off those charitably delicious calories later.

For all the headlines about “Facebook depression,” (MyHealthNewsDaily) the new report on kids using social media highlighted some benefits too. (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Designed to slim middle-aged muffintops, Spanx are now trendy among teen athletes, and that’s raised a surprising health risk. (Consumer Reports)

The appearance of Love and Other Drugs on DVD/Blu-ray prompts one doctor to explore how pharmaceutical reps influence doctors. (Salon)

Should Major League Baseball ban smokeless tobacco? (NewsWorks)

As Americans get heavier, federal transportation safety rules and weight guidelines have to keep up. (New York Times)

The best hospitals in the US have been ranked … twice. Both US News & World Report and Thompson Reuters released their lists this week.

Just what every kitchen needs: 2 turntables and a microphone. Check out the weekday Lunch Breaks webcast with DJ Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew spinning and cooking a healthy lunch.

As gas prices rise, this handy guide to the best bikes to replace your car can save you money in the long run. (LA Times)

Bike Month and Bike-to-Work Week are just a month away, so now’s the time to get your planning guide and promo materials. (League of American Bicyclists)