Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Shout Outs

Dr Joseph Kim, Non-Clinic Jobs,  is this week's host of Grand Rounds.  You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds Volume 6 No 6. I'm Dr. Joe Kim and I'm your host this week. I’ve hosted Grand Rounds on my one of my other blogs (http://www.MedicineandTechnology.com) but today, I’m hosting Grand Rounds from my other blog http://www.NonClinicalJobs.com. Thanks for joining me here this week as we look through the "non-clinical" lens this week.

The theme this week is on non-clinical areas within health care. Since we’re all bloggers, we all embrace some elements of writing and journalism. These areas of medical communications continue to grow each year. Let's explore several different non-clinical sectors within the world of health care:

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Last week Dr Val Jones gave a talk in limerick, A Tale Of Two ePatients, at the ePatient Connections conference in Philadelphia.  Here is a copy of her slide deck.  To read the limerick, you’ll have to go to Better Health.

 

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RealityRounds is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 9) !  It is the Halloween Edition!  Great fun!  You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

Ah, you’ve come my pretties.  Welcome, and don’t look away!  Feast your eyes on the gruesome posts submitted for the Halloween edition of Change of Shift, themed:   “What’s So Scary About Health Care?”

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Plastic Surgery Practice writes about an illegal, unsafe practice  before I had a chance to do so:  Site Offers Injectable Drug Without Prescription with a link to the article in Wired [DIY Botox: Site Offers Injectable Drug Without Prescription — With How-To Video].  

Discountmedspa.com sells a variety of other DIY cosmetic treatments, including prescription Renova, and lip-filling gels. The botulinum toxin-derivative for sale on the site is Dysport, which is produced by the pharmaceutical company Ipsen and is a competitor of Allergan’s Botox. The site simply calls it “the Freeze.”

A Grand Prairie, Texas woman, Laurie D’Alleva, who appears to be the site’s proprietor, performs treatments on herself in self-made videos posted to the site’s YouTube channel. In one video, D’Alleva pulls out a vial of what is presumably Dysport and a syringe filled with saline.

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WSJ Health Blog -- 23 Web Sites to Help You Figure Out Health Care Prices By Anna Wilde Mathews (photo credit)

Say you’re about to go in for a health-care procedure — elective surgery, or something like that — and you want to know how much it’ll cost you. It won’t be easy to figure out, but a new generation of Web sites can help you ballpark it. A quick guide is below; for more on how to use these sites, see my most recent WSJ column.

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Read Harriet Hall’s review, Military Medicine in Iraq, of Chris Coppola’s book:  Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq (photo credit)

One word kept running through my mind as I read this book. It is a word seldom used these days. The word is “honor.”

 

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Check out Dr Rob’s post “Not Like Magic”  as he discusses the difference between medicine and CAM.  It begins with a question from a patient.

“Sure.  What do you think of those foot baths people are using?”  she asked with a little bit of embarrassment in her expression.

“The ones that change color as the draw out toxins?”  I said, waving my fingers downward in a wiggly pattern to emphasize the drawing-out process.  I have seen people describe this process, and they always do their fingers that way when they describe toxins coming out of the feet.

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Remember the crazy quilt I made for the Alliance for American Quilters?  Well, I didn’t win the contest, but the winners deserved to win.  There were 85 quilts in the contest, each  just 16 inches square.  They are now being auctioned on eBay to raise money for the Alliance.  Bidding begins at $50. (photo credit)

You can go to the Alliance for American Quilts website and download a pdf file with photos of each weekly auction which began last week.  Or simply go to www.eBay.com and search for keyword "alliance for american quilts." 

You'll find complete auction how-tos on the Alliance website.  My small quilt is in this weeks biddings.  Won’t you consider bidding on it?  Thanks.

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There has not been an announced guest or topic for this Thursday night  Dr Anonymous’ show.   The show starts at 10 pm EST.  

You may also want to listen to the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started:

GruntDoc, Sid Schwab, Dr. Val, Kevin MD, Rural Doctoring, Emergiblog, Crzegrl, Dr. Wes, TBTAM, Gwenn O'Keeffe, Bongi, Paul Levy, John Halamka, and ScanMan

1 comment:

Jabulani said...

So I went to eBay to look at your quilt and WOW, it's doin' well :) I am so very pleased; it deserves to. It's a stunning piece of work!