The winning bidder of the Hawaiian Lobster Quilt is Dr Bruce Campbell! The winning bid was $450. Between the winning bid and the multiple donations, $950 was raised for the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation – MD since December 1st. Donations can still be made to the charity here. Many thanks to you all!
It’s the time of year when the “Best of ” lists start popping up everywhere. As a writer, I pay the most attention to the holiday book lists and that is where I got the inspiration for this edition’s theme. Quality writing is a gift to everyone who reads it, so I challenged the medical blogosphere to send me the best writing of the year--the funniest, most poignant, most controversial, etc. What follows are the Best Posts of 2008, as selected by each of the 49 bloggers who submitted to this week’s Rounds.
(*= Editor’s Choice. Think of these posts as the best of the "Best Of...")
The latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 3, No 12) is now up over at Marijke: Nurse Turned Writer ! You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. It comes complete with a video introduction (a first for COS). The issue is on “The changing face of nursing”. Go check it out.
MedGadget is asking for nominations for the best of medical blogs. Last year I was honored to be nominated in the “best new medical blog” category. You can make your nominations here by leaving a comment with your choice.
The categories for this year's awards are:
-- Best Medical Weblog
-- Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2008)
-- Best Literary Medical Weblog
-- Best Clinical Sciences Weblog
-- Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog
-- Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog
-- Best Patient's Blog
I see patients with anxiety just about every single shift, and the winter holiday season definitely ramps things up a lot. The holidays are just plain stressful. However, I suspect that a lot of the medical problems I see are indirectly caused from holiday stress as well.
From the Quilt Gallery Newsletter (Issue 7), some links that are very nice if you are interested in women, quilts, and history:
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*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.
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