Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shout Outs

Nuts for Healthcare is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read this week’s “Broadway” edition here.

I’m excited to be hosting Grand Rounds this week and feel refreshed to read all the submissions and stories that came my way. Health care has always been a deep, personal passion of mine, as I continue to be both a student and voice in the various ways that the field is taking shape today.

Another passion of mine is the music and fanfare, dramaturgy and razzle-dazzle of Broadway theatre. …

And then I thought: why not make this edition of Grand Rounds an intersection of my two favorite things? So let me raise the curtains

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Medgadget discussed the Lancet article on Scientists Grow Skin Tissue in Preclinical Study. Their discussion includes the Lancet podcast discussing the research with two of the study authors, Marc Peschanski MD and Dr Christine Baldeschi PhD.

A team of researchers from France and Spain managed to grow complete human skin epidermis from skin-derived stem cells on laboratory mice. The finding could lead to the rapid production of one's own skin patches for people with burns and other severe skin problems.

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Chris, Life in the Fast Lane, wrote about A Philosophical Death with a video of Simon Critchley’s lecture. Good listening!

When pondering death I sometimes wonder how the great philosophers faced death, and what we the living might learn from them…

We need wonder no more.

Listen to ‘From Cow Dung to Poison: A History of Philosopher’s Deaths’, an excerpt of a longer talk by Simon Critchley titled ‘To Philosophize is to Learn How to Die‘ (hat tip to Berto: Philosophy Monkey).

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H/T to @amednews for the following tweet/link (above photo credit):

RT @PSeditor RT @HospitalSafety: Advice about allowed holiday decorations in hospitals http://bit.ly/Q4mhJ

The article gives these tips for safe holiday decorating in hospitals/offices:

There are certainly simple things you can do:

  • No “gift-wrapping” of corridor doors
  • No hanging ornaments or other stuff from sprinkler heads
  • Limited amounts of lighting (one or two strings, UL approved, etc.)
  • No fresh-cut live stuff
  • Nothing that obstructs egress

And as a reminder, you can download a free holiday decoration monitoring checklist at the Hospital Safety Center.

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Check out @headmirror's radio essay -- The Christmas Letter: WUWM: Lake Effect - Thursday December 3, 2009

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It’s time to vote for the winner in the US Healthcare Reform Photoshop Contest. Winner will receive an 8Meg iPod Touch.

Okay, the entries for the 2009 US Health Care Reform Photoshop Contest are in and it's time to vote! The idea was to create a single picture using your snark, your wit, your creativity to encapsulate your feelings about the US Health Care Reform efforts underway in a single photograph.

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Isn’t this dog sweater adorable? cal patch shared a tutorial on “ How to Make a Recycled Dog Sweater” over at CraftStylish (photo credit)

Refashioning old or thrifted sweaters into dog sweaters is easy and fun. You'll be amazed at how even the ugliest sweater can take on a whole new look as canine couture! Case in point: this vest. I picked it up at the thrift store because the details in the knit are adorable, but this style would flatter no human! My little Gertie, on the other hand, will look smashing in it.

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There is no guest listed for the Dr Anonymous’ show this week, but don’t let that keep you from joining us. The show is Thursday night, 9 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

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