I’m excited for being part of what a would dare to say it’s by now a classic: Grand Rounds, the best of medical writing on the web! Thank you to the medical and health bloggers who submitted their posts. ALL submissions I received were excellent, but I decided to include just a few to avoid making this a too large edition.
So, teaching small children to swim is probably a good thing for many reasons. However, it is only a small part of the safety package, and in the case of children under the age of 4 to 5, may not be relied upon to confer protection from drowning.
I just posted some facial wound/reconstruction pictures on Flickr, a small part of a pretty extensive series. For me, this ties in very nicely with the Otken Collection that I've been working on for a while.
Allergists say all the safe-breed theories are just wishful thinking. When people are allergic to cats or dogs, Dr. Davis said, the allergens that make them sick are the proteins in the animals' skin secretions and saliva. ''All dogs and all cats have saliva and skin,'' he said. ''So theoretically, there is no such thing as a nonallergenic cat or dog.''
When you do not care for your doctor, you should first try to do your part to improve and strengthen the relationship. Assess whether your personal grievances are affecting the level of care you receive……. Establish yourself as an equal in this medical team and play an active role in your own health needs. Ask questions (prepare the in advance and write them down).There are times when it is appropriate to seek a new medical provider. It might be time for a change when…………….
Thank you for participating in this Quilts of Valor Project. We are attempting to help comfort all the war wounded from the War on Terror. Your Autographed Star Block will be joined with other blocks that are sent to us to make a Quilt of Valor for a wounded serviceperson
Check out this post by Mother Jones over at Better Health – “Nurse vs CIA Agent, Nurse Wins”.
I don’t care who you are. Never get into a power struggle with a charge nurse.
4/23: Dr. A in Chicago
4/25: Night Shift with Dr. A in Chicago
4/30: Podcamp Ohio