Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Shout Outs

Dr Cris, Apple Quack, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read this weeks grand rounds, Sound of Music edition, here (photo credit). Wonderful!

Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. When you sing you begin with A, B, C. When you read about medicine, you begin with Do, Re, Mi.


Change of Shift is up over at Nurse Ratched's Place. It's pulp fiction week there. You can read it here (photo credit).

You may think that Dr. Duane is obsessed with his nurse, but I think the good doctor is obsessed with blogging. He’s just leaning into his nurse so he can tell her about his latest post. Or not. Everyone has an obsession. If you’re familiar with Emergiblog, you know that Kim is obsessed with Star Bucks coffee, rock and roll music, and giving excellent patient care. Check out Kim’s call to arms. She’s mad as heck, and she wants nurses to start taking back the nursing profession.


Dr Rich, Covert Rationing, takes on the difficult topic of physician-assisted suicide. This is from his most recent post:

DrRich believes that physician-assisted suicide is a very, very bad idea. He has two major reasons for this belief. On a purely practical realm, embracing and systematizing physician-assisted suicide under any healthcare system that is actively engaged in rationing (whether overtly or covertly) will necessarily lead to horrific abuses of the practice.


T, Notes of an Anesthesioboist , has written a post that is up both on her site and on Mothers in Medicine. It is "Doctors Wanted -- Women Need Not Apply" -- Not! In it she discusses how this website is inspiring to her.

I could browse this site for hours: the N.I.H./National Library of Medicine website called Changing the Face of Medicine, which celebrates the lives of women physicians in America.

Any time I get a little discouraged or feel a little fatigued about working my two jobs - nine or more hours in the O.R., followed by a commute home directly into the next task, food preparation for the evening meal and after-dinner homework/music/general kid-help -- I look up stories of women who had it MUCH HARDER than I do and try to give myself a little wake-up call. I stop whining right away.


Dr Benabio, The Derm Blog, has a nice post on Traction Alopecia.

Traction alopecia occurs when hair is pulled too tightly for long periods of time. ...........Unfortunately, traction alopecia is a scarring alopecia, so lost hair will not grow back. The best treatment is to release the tension on your hair as much as possible as soon as possible. This is often difficult because it requires adopting a different hairstyle (which can be distressing in itself).


And thanks to Vijay, I have another Arkansas doctor blog to read -- Jen and Then Sum.


This Thursday Dr Scott, The Differential, will be the guest on the Dr Anonymous' Blog Talk Radio show. This is how the site describes itself:

We are a fan podcast dedicated to the hit Fox drama, House, M.D. Starting with the Season 5 premiere, our team will analyze, discuss and dissect every aspect of each new episode. We'll take a look at the accuracy of the medicine with Dr. Scott, check out the latest spoilers in the MRI Room, and of course we'll listen to fan feedback and thoughts. So please subscribe to us in iTunes, leave us a review, and come get involved in The Differential!

I hope you will join us this Thursday night at 8 pm CST (or 1 am GMT) both to listen to the show and to participate in the chat room.

Tips for first time Blog Talk Radio listeners (from Dr A):

For first time Blog Talk Radio listeners:

*Although it is not required to listen to the show, I encourage you to register on the BlogTalkRadio site prior to the show. I think it will make the process easier.
*To get to my show site, click here. As show time gets closer, keep hitting "refresh" on your browser until you see the "Click to Listen" button. Then, of course, press the "Click to Listen" button.
*You can also participate in the live chat room before, during, and after the show. Look for the "Chat Available" button in the upper right hand corner of the page. If you are registered with the BTR site, your registered name and picture will appear in the chat room.
*You can also call into the show. The number is on my show site. I'll be taking calls beginning at around the bottom of the hour. There is also a "Click To Talk" feature where you do not need a phone to call into the show - only a microphone headset. Hope these tips are helpful!

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