Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shout Outs

Today, April 6th, is World Physical Activity Day.  I didn’t know this before reading @DrVes’s tweet last week:  Run for your life - April 6 is World Physical Activity Day http://goo.gl/NshG

This fits right into the theme for this week’s Grand Rounds chosen by the host Dave Munger, The Daily Monthly --  Fitness and Nutrition.   You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to the Grand Rounds — a weekly roundup of medical and health blogging, hosted on a different blog each week. This edition is volume 6, number 28 (click here for last week’s edition).

Since this is fitness month on Daily Monthly, I asked this week’s participants to focus on nutrition and fitness where possible, and we got a great response.

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Dr. Dean, The Millionaire Nurse Blog,  is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 19) !   It is the April’s Fool Edition.  You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

Kim at Emergiblog, asked me to host Vol 4, number 19 edition of Change of Shift.  On April Fool’s Day!!!

April Fool!!!!!

And for you non-nursing readers, Change of Shift is a nursing blog carnival. …….

In Honor of April Fools Day, I thought I would share quotations that use the word “Fool.”  See if you recognize any of them.

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Dr Howard Luks, The Orthopedic Posterous, gives us an interesting post:  Health Law Does Little to Curb Overuse of Care: nyt #hcr #hcsm.   The comments are an important part of this discussion.

Docs... we can step up and control costs... limiting expenses to provide a better world for our children should be all the incentive you need!

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I was pointed to this NYTimes article by @purplesque and @ctsinclairHelping Patients Face Death, She Fought to Live.

By the time she was 38, Dr. Desiree Pardi had become a leading practitioner in palliative care, one of the fastest-growing fields in medicine, counseling terminally ill patients on their choices.

She preached the gentle gospel of her profession, persuading patients to confront their illnesses and get their affairs in order and, above all, ensuring that their last weeks were not spent in unbearable pain. She was convinced that her own experience as a cancer survivor — the disease was first diagnosed when she was 31 — made her perfect for the job. ………….

And here’s Paul Levy’s comments on the article:  Should we let the death issue die?

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Yesterday, I caught part of the Diane Rhems show “Savior Siblings”  discussing “the medical and ethical issues of using in vitro fertilization with genetic testing to produce a baby who could be a genetic match to save the life of a sibling with a fatal illness.” 

Guests

Beth Whitehouse -- reporter for Newsday and adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, author of the book, "The Match:"Savior Siblings" and One Family's Battle to Heal Their Daughter.

Laurie Strongin  -- founder and executive director of the Hope for Henry Foundation, author of "Saving Henry: A Mother's Journey"

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I have @sandnsurf to thank for tweeting this:  RT @velopilot Fibonacci numbers visualized. http://vimeo.com/9953368 wow, brings out my inner geek..

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Dr Anonymous  doesn’t seem to have a BTR show scheduled this week. 

Upcoming Dr. A Shows (9pm ET)

4/14:  Psychiatric Social Worker Brandice Schnabel
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

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