Emily, crzegrl, flight nurse, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read this week’s edition here.
Hello and welcome to this edition of Grand Rounds!
As I contemplated the possibilities for a cheeky theme and racked my brains for something pithy or unique, my thoughts consistently fell on the fact that tomorrow is Veterans Day in the United States. Veterans Day is simply a day off for some. For others it is a day in which we take the opportunity to show those, who sacrificed greatly for the freedoms we enjoy, appreciation.
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How often have you heard a politician say that millions of Americans “have no health care,” when he or she meant they have no health insurance? How has a method of financing health care become synonymous with care itself?………
Denise Grady frames the recent debate on mammogram screening in today's New York Times. The article tag teams and improves upon Gina Kolata's recent story on the topic.These articles highlight what we health professionals have known for some time about mammograms - they are not perfect.
The pap smear is one of the most useful cancer screening tests around — it can radically reduce a woman’s risk of dying from cervical cancer. But doctors’ enthusiasm for the test may be prompting them to give pap smears to women who shouldn’t be getting them, a new study suggests.