Welcome to the latest edition of Grand Rounds!
This edition coincides almost exactly with my first anniversary as a blogger. Therefore, as a loose theme for this week, I've suggested an anniversary theme, and have asked contributors to write about something cool or imporant that they have learned in the past year.
Read on to find out what has recently crawled out of the tasty brains in the medical blogosphere...
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.
TBTAM takes on Oprah in her post Oprah’s Talking Hormones (photo credit).
I should have expected it. Today, while counseling a patient about hormone replacement, I heard those three little words that I predict will haunt me from this day forward - "But Oprah says.."
You see, Oprah's in menopause.
Now Oprah's taking hormone replacement, which of course means that America's women are now heading back on the HRT roller-coaster, wondering if they should be forgetting everything they heard in 2002 and doing the same thing as Oprah.
The Go Red for Women campaign was launched by the American Heart Association in 2003. It is a nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease. It is a campaign to educated women about cardiovascular disease in women.
This week Dr Anonymous’ guest will be Chris Seper. Chris recently left The Plain Dealer in Cleveland where he was the online medical editor so that he could start MedCity News, a medical industry news service. Dr Anonymous will be broadcasting live from the launch party for MedCity News. This week the show will be an hour earlier, so 8 pm EST (rather than 9 pm EST).
You can check out the archives of his Blog Talk Radio show. Here is the upcoming schedule: