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