Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shout Outs

Evan Falchuk, See First Blog, is this week's host of Grand Rounds.   You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds – the health care blogosphere’s ultimate blog carnival.

This week’s version is something special.  I asked for posts only about health care reform, and I am overwhelmed by the response.  Below are the leading voices of the health care blogosphere.

It is the Mother of All Health Care Reform Blog Round-Ups.

So, evacuate the dance floor- you’re about to be infected by the sound of health care reform blogging.

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Nursing Student Chronicles  is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 19) ! You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

Howdy everyone! Welcome to Change of Shift, here for the very first time! And we’ve got a mini-party here today, just as promised.

So, domo arigato! How would you feel with a New Robotic “Coworker“? He speaks to you, moves around you, and even prefers to ride the elevator alone! He’s sitting at the Man-Nurse Diaries and he’s waiting to help you lift a saline bag or fifty.

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The Patient Protection and Affordability Act was signed into law last week.  Here are the parts that go into effect immediately (or more accurately within the first year).

Small Business Tax Credits
 Offers tax credits to small businesses beginning in 2010 to make employee coverage more affordable. Tax credits of up to 35 percent of premiums will be immediately available to firms that choose to offer coverage. ….

No Pre-existing Coverage Exclusions for Children
 Prohibits health insurers from excluding coverage of pre-existing conditions for children. Effective six months after enactment, applies to all employer plans and new plans in the individual market. (This provision will apply to all people in 2014)……….

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NPR had a very interesting story (audio available) last week:  Former Bullies Share What Motivated Behavior.  Host Neal Cohen was joined by guests Aileen Dodd, education and family reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Rosalind Wiseman, author, Queen Bees and Wannabees. 

In Georgia, a young man killed himself because he could no longer endure his bullies. And in Mass., bullies left a 13-year-old paralyzed.

These cases and others like them have focused attention on bully behavior: Why do they do it, and do they change?

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 Dr. Gwenn covered the topic of bullies too:  Victims of Bullying Must Be Heard!!

You likely heard that Massachusetts is finally considering an anti-bullying law. It’s about time!

My kids have both been bullied over the years…have yours? It is one of the most challenging situations to handle in all of parenting and the dramatic increase in technology among today’s kids and teens and made bullying via technology a contributing factor. 25% of kids being bullied is too many already. 42% of kids being cyber-bullied is unthinkable…but is the estimated number being victimized via technology…….

In addition, Dr Gwenn has a series of BTR shows on the bulling topic.  Please, note part 2 & 3 are both upcoming.

Show 17: Bullys In Your Back Yard 1, Take 2! Stopping It Today!! (March 26, 2010)

Show 18: Bullying In Your Back Yard 2: Bully-Proofing Your LIfe  (April 1, 2010; 12 PM)

Show 19: Bullies In Your Back Yard 3: An Ounce of Prevention by Becoming Great Digital Citizens (April 9, 2010; 11 AM)

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I wish all of you could see the documentary aired by AETN last week on architect Fay Jones:  Sacred Spaces: The Architecture of Fay Jones.  (photo credit)

an Arkansas native who was in the first class of architecture students at the university, taught at the architecture school for 35 years and served as its first dean. In 2000, the American Institute of Architects named Jones one of the 10 most influential architects of the 20th century and recognized his Thorncrown Chapel as the fourth most significant structure of the 20th century.

You can take a virtual tour of his Thorncrown Chapel.  It is a breathtaking place.

Nestled in a woodland setting, Thorncrown Chapel rises forty-eight feet into the Ozark sky. This magnificent wooden structure contains 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass. It sits atop over 100 tons of native stone and colored flagstone. The chapel's simple design and majestic beauty combine to make it what critics have called "one of the finest religious spaces of modern times."

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Another Little Quilt Swap (ALQS) 4  is now open to those who would like to participate.  For the complete rules and deadline (July 1, 2010) go here:

Unlike the ALQS3, Round 4 will allow all quilt types - traditional, modern, contemporary, art and any other designation you can think of.

All quilts should be roughly between 16"x16" and 24"x24". They do not have to be square, but the total area should be approximately the same.

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Dr Anonymous’ guests this week will be Psychiatric Social Worker Brandice Schnabel.  Come join us.

Upcoming Dr. A Shows (9pm ET)

4/22: DG & Tiffany Hollums and their adoption journey

 

You may 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:

StorytellERdoc said...

Thanks Ramona. Some good stuff in there. Especially the bullying segment. Hope this finds you well.