Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shout Outs

Parallel Universes is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds.   You can read this week’s edition here.

After a hiatus of almost a year from hosting Grand Rounds, I am back today to welcome you all to GRAND ROUNDS, Volume 6, No. 29. This is my 6th time to host this weekly round-up of the best in med- and health blogs. If one is passionate about it, hosting can be a taxing experience. More often than not, it eats precious time one should allocate for sleeping. Thank God I live on the other side of the planet, and most of those who submitted are on the opposite side --- I can still rest tonight. 'Kidding! I am always proud to host. I thank Nick for the invitation this week. Thank you also for all those who joined.

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Better Health has highlighted Dr V’s, 33 Charts, post:  We Need More Linchpin Doctors.

I just finished Seth Godin’s Linchpin. …..

Physicians have to be remarkable to remain relevant. ... Physicians need to make a difference and in their own way and serve as real leaders and innovators in their relationships with patients and their communities.

Physicians have to be linchpins…

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The April 7 issue of JAMA has a review of Dr. Deborah L. Bensil’s book: Heart of a Lion, Hands of a Woman: What Women Neurosurgeons Do. (review and photo credit)   Check out Dr. Bensil’s blog here.

This book is a remarkable compilation of essays, poems, and artwork by women neurosurgeons. It is a proud achievement for neurosurgeons who are women, enlightening for neurosurgeons who are men, and inspirational for both.

One-half of US medical students are now women. The percentage of women in neurosurgery has slowly increased from 0% to 10% during the last century. It is evident that for neurosurgery to thrive as the future unfolds, the specialty must welcome more women and remove barriers to their success…………

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Jill of All Trades, MD is a new medical blogger whom some of us met (& encouraged to blog) a few weeks back in the chat room of Dr. A’s BTR show.  Check out her recent post:  Be Prepared for Disasters: Learn How to Create Your Emergency Supply Kit

Having experienced a piece of this 7.2 earthquake in San Diego this past week, it made me revisit my special emergency supply kit that I designed when I first started working for the department of public health. ……. No matter where you live, you need to be prepared for disasters, whether it’s for flooding, hurricanes, Tsunamis, tornadoes, fires, winter snow, or earthquakes.

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Martina Navratilova has breast cancer (photo credit).  She was diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in February after a  mammogram.

The nine-time Wimbledon champion, who still plays tennis and ice hockey and competes in triathlons, says she is lucky, as she had not been getting regular checkups.

"I went four years between mammograms," she tells PEOPLE. "I let it slide. Everyone gets busy, but don't make excuses. I stay in shape and eat right, and it happened to me. Another year and I could have been in big trouble."

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From Polite Dissent comes an old ad that touted isometric exercise as a way to a better figure:  Just Six Seconds a Day!

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I have @sandnsurf to thank for tweeting this:

Blown away by Walter Lewin and his Physics lecture series... http://tinyurl.com/oemffe.

If you have any interest in Physics, bookmark this series of lectures.

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Dr Anonymous’ BTR show is on Thursday evening at 9 pm ET.  His guest will be  psychiatric Social Worker Brandice Schnabel

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3 comments:

MaryJoCrazy said...

neat blog!

MaryJoCrazy said...

cool!

Jill of All Trades, MD said...

OMG, just read your shout outs! Thanks so much for including me, i am super honored that you read my blog, b/c i love yours and look up to you so much :)