Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shout Outs

Jenni Prokopy, Chronic Babe, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. It is the “totally Babelicious!” edition and can be read here.

Call us biased, but we think chicks rule. There's a ton of health information on the 'net, but often, medical research and reporting focus more on men—so we thought it was high time the ladies got a little attention in Grand Rounds, a showcase for the best health and medical writing on the web.

We had a stand-out winner this week:

Normally when we host Grand Rounds, we don't play favorites...but this time we made an exception. Doc Gurley takes the video approach in teaching Babes anything and everything they need to know about (drum-roll, please) The Lost Tampon! It's a serious women's health topic, with a very un-serious approach. Watch, giggle, and learn.

The second edition of Change of Shift (Vol 3, No 15) for 2009 is hosted by Kim, Emergiblog! Kim, as always, did a great job. I hope you will check it out. You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog.

Welcome back to Emergiblog, for the post-inaugural edition of Change of Shift!

If you didn’t get a chance to check out this week’s Grand Rounds, hosted by Dr. Val of Getting Better With Dr. Val and presented at MedPage Today, be sure to do so!

As is the custom on Emergiblog, since the “theme” is nursing, I’ll present the submissions themselves as the theme of the edition.

MedGadget has announced the winners of the 2008 Medical Weblog Awards. Wow, what a great list of blogs!

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

Let’s support Shadowfax again this year as he gets ready to shave his head for pediatric cancer research (photo credit).

I will be participating in the St Baldrick's program to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. I will be shaving my head at Fado's Pub in Chicago on March 13, sacrificing my beautiful locks to the cause of finding cures for these terrible diseases. Last year, we did the same, and Nathan's Network raised just about $40,000. You, my readers, were instrumental in helping us achieve that goal.

So, again, I ask you to consider donating whatever sum you can -- simply click on the image below and it will take you to the secure online donation site. The top donor will get first swipe with the razor, should he or she care to come to Chicago! All donors will receive an image of my glistening bald scalp and an extra helping of good karma.

Hat tip to Uveal Blues: How Our Eyes See vs. How Our Cameras See by Allen Weitz (photo credit)

The human eye, with support from the brain (the fastest CPU on the planet), visually reconstructs our surroundings in real-time as we go about our days and nights. Describing the human eye and how it interprets the world around us in terms of camera optics is a tricky process to explain, and that's before we even get to the 'how does it compare to my camera' part of the story.

Hat tip to WhiteCoat. It is a very moving story which many of us will be able to relate to.

An extremely powerful story about an intern on her first day in the emergency department in Medscape Emergency Medicine

Some of my most vivid memories of emergency medicine involve situations such as hers.

Trauma Junkie, Surviving RT School, is a starting a new blog carnival. I love the logo! The first edition is planned for Friday, February 13th. If you have any posts related to lung/respiratory care than I would encourage you to submit them. You can find the instructions here.

I'm planning a blog carnival for Respiratory Bloggers: therapists, students, patients, and anyone who has anything pertaining to respiratory care, lung disease, breaking news for respiratory therapists and modern advances in equipment. Basically, anything that has do with respiratory therapy will be included in the carnival, regardless of who submits it

This week Dr Anonymous will be joined by c0-host Dr. Gwenn. No word yet about the topic of discussion, but I hope you will join us. Don’t forget to sign in and participate in the chat room.

You can check out the archives of his Blog Talk Radio show. Here is the upcoming schedule:

2/5: MedCity News
2/12: Podcamp Ohio
2/19: From Medskool

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Dr. A said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! Dr. Gwenn and I will be talking with Doctor V and his blog is called "Parenting Solved." He calls it "compelling commentary on parenting and child health." He als also written a book called "Colic Solved." Thanks again!

Trauma Junkie said...

Thank you for the inclusion yet again, Ramona!

I'm very interested to read this week's edition of Grand Rounds when I find the time, as well as being interested in the Dr. A show this week. Pediatrics is an interesting field of study.