September 2nd, 2011
09:24 AM ET


Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to a few Twitter accounts to follow for health science news, research, and information.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tweets important health and safety information, such as how to be prepared for a hurricane and ways parents can make sure children are safe as they go back to school.

The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Twitter account aims to increase "the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies." Follow @CDCEmergency for important health and safety information, such as tips like how to safely use a chainsaw during tree removal after a disaster like Hurricane Irene.

The National Institutes of Health (which is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers) is the nation's medical research agency and focused on "making discoveries that improve health and save lives." Follow @NIHforHealth for the latest news on health science and research.

@brainline is an online traumatic brain injury resource that provides information on preventing, treating and living with a traumatic brain injury. Follow @brainline for the latest #braininjury information, as well as help and support.

Elizabeth Landau is a reporter who covers health and science news, as well as a contributor for @CNNLightYears. Follow @lizlandau for tweets on the news she is covering, from a medieval plague bacteria strain that is  probably extinct to her reports on brain injuries and her own concussion.

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent and Neurosurgeon, Dr. Gupta is a Twitter heavy-hitter with over 1.3 million followers. Follow @SanjayGuptaCNN for his latest work at CNN, such as the #lastheartattack documentary, as well as interesting #medmystery tweets.

You can also follow Twitter updates from @CNNLightYears and @CNNHealth.

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