Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shout Outs

Amy, Diabetesmine,  is this week's host of Grand Rounds.  It is a really nice  edition.  Read it here.   

Welcome Guests! Thanks for joining me on this fine day for the Grand Rounds host Birthday Edition, Vol. 5, No. 31 — where the best of this week’s medical and health blogging comes to party.

And now straight to the festivities, where you’ll find some delightful surprises in store:

 

The latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 3, No 21)  is hosted by none other than Kim, Emergiblog!    I hope you will check it out.  You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog

Welcome to Change of Shift, the blog carnival by nurses, for nurses and about nurses!

This week the theme is….wait for it….nursing!

 

Dr Rob Oliver’s take on politics and breast cancer:

Of all medical diseases, few are surrounded by as much politics as breast cancer. After all, who doesn't want to advance the treatment of breast cancer? The problems arise when feel good political ideas triumph over evidence based medicine and you end up with legislation which is almost sure to cause as many problems as it solves…………………..

 

From White Coat “What’s the Diagnosis?”  (photo credit)

 

 

Via GruntDoc -- What to do when you get a leech on your eye

Per our Australasian colleagues:

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine has reported the first case of a leech being safely removed from a human eye……………….

 

Interesting discussion on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show yesterday on "Controversy over Chronic Lyme Disease"

Guests

Dr. Samuel Shor, Internist in private practice and Associate Clinical Professor at George Washington University.

Pamela Weintraub, A senior editor at "Discover" Magazine and author of "Cure Unknown"

Phillip Baker, Executive Director of the American Lyme Disease Foundation and microbiologist, former Project Officer of Lyme Disease studies at the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases

 

 

The need remains, so if you quilt or sew consider making a few blocks  for the Quilts of Valor.   You can find the pattern and information for mailing the finished block(s) here (photo credit).

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

 

Amy at Park City Girl is hosting a virtual festival of quilts.  There are links to many new (to me) blogs.  Not sure which of my quilts is my favorite but I do like this one.  You can also enjoy the quilts here on Flickr.

 

This week Dr Anonymous will live from Chicago.  I hope you will join us.  The show begins at  9 pm EST. 

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

4/25: Night Shift with Dr. A in Chicago
4/30: Podcamp Ohio

 

 

 

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