Health Insurance Colorado is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read this week’s edition here.
Welcome to Grand Rounds. With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, we thought we’d get you in the spirit by highlighting articles that involve thankfulness and gratitude.
How To Cope With Pain brings us a truly amazing video. It’s a reminder to be thankful for all that we have, and for the things in life (like this video) that inspire us. It’s well worth the five minutes it takes to watch it.
The New York Times has been periodically running a series about the “40 years’ war” on cancer, with most articles by Gina Kolata. I’ve touched on this series before, liking some parts of it, while others not so much. ……. The latest installment, Medicines to Deter Some Cancers Are Not Taken, also by Kolata, is much better in that it discusses a problem at the heart of cancer, namely that we have developed drugs that can decrease the risk of specific cancers but they are not as widely used as they could be.
A little over a year ago, before Twitter was the tech/pop culture phenomenon it is today, doctors like myself had a problem: how do you identify other health professionals on Twitter? (At the time, there must have been at least dozens. Dozens.)This was the first solution. In retrospect, it was hilariously cobbled-together:…………
………..The story of the mistreatment of returning veterans from Iraq is well known and shocking. But the role of religious ideology in that mistreatment—how, inside the government, it was a potent tool in the betrayal of an overwhelmingly Christian Army—is much less known…………….
Democrats have promised that health reform would reduce health care costs, but legislation the House passed last week would increase costs over the next decade by $289 billion. By 2019, health costs would rise to 21.1 percent of GDP compared to 20.8 under current law, according to an actuarial report prepared by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Dark when he leaves home,
Dark when he returns from work.
all bleeding does stop
better if the heart does not
tie that sucker off!
I am the point of contact for the Quilt of Valor Foundation at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. That means that I receive the
quilts from the Foundation and I am responsible for
I have presented 28 quilts since December 2008.
I try to keep the contributors informed about what
happens to their gifts. I keep a photo gallery of
recipients. I would love to have the quilter become
part of the presentation. I think it would be nice to
know that local creations will be given to “our” veterans……..
12/3: Dr. Lisa and Tale Of My Left Foot