Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shout Outs

Kim, Emergiblog,  is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds! You can read this week’s edition here (photo credit).

Welcome to the Doctor Who edition of Grand Rounds!

We’ll travel through the medical blogosphere of 21st century Earth, where we will find that Grand Rounds can be found on Twitter (@grandrounds) and on a website known as Facebook (Grand Rounds).

Our spaceship/time-machine, the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions in Space), is standing by.

“All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?” – the Eleventh Doctor

The adventure begins…….

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Kim, Emergiblog, is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 5, No 10)! You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

Welcome to the latest edition of Change of Shift!

Good stuff this week, so let’s get to it!

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A warm Change of Shift welcome to Erin, a school nurse who blogs at Tales of a School Zoned Nurse. Every single one of Erin’s posts would make a wonderful addition to CoS, but I was taken by One.  …..

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The New York Times has an article by Gardiner Harris on new cigarette labels:  F.D.A. Unveils Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarettes.  I approve this message!

Federal drug regulators unveiled 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packages on Wednesday, including some that are striking pictures of smoking’s effects.

Designed to cover half of a pack’s surface area, the new labels are intended to spur smokers to quit by providing graphic reminders of tobacco’s dangers. .….

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Dr. Rich makes a great argument on How the Obesity Crisis Is Like the Mortgage Crisis

………..So, while few people actually stuck to a strict low-fat diet, many, many people became addicted to refined carbohydrates, and as a result became fat.

……….  We now hear somewhat more reasonable advice about good fats and bad fats, and good carbs and bad carbs. But much of the damage has been done, and at least partially because of the major push for low-fat diets, we Americans are fatter and less healthy than we used to be.

By the way, to this day it has never been shown that low-fat diets applied across the population would reduce the incidence of heart disease.  ……………..

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Fellow bloggers do you remember Wellsphere?  Well, the latest “thief” of our information using our reputations and twitter feeds in a similar way is Organized Wisdom.  Check out @laikas recent blog post on the topic:  Expert Curators, WisdomCards & The True Wisdom of @organizedwisdom

 Organized Wisdom (http://organizedwisdom.com and @organizedwisdom on Twitter) is a 3-4 year old company that uses a similar approach to filter useful health information out of the daily junk.  ……

Part of the problem may be that Organized Wisdom doesn’t only share links from “Health Centers”, but also from Wellness Centers (Aging, Diet, Exercise & Fitness etc) and Living Centers (Beauty, Cooking, Environment). Apparently one card can have information for 2 or 3 centers (diabetes and multivitamins for example)

I feel used.

Organized Wisdom uses the credibility of me and other curators, including so-called “top expert curators” as Dr Pho (Kevin MD – blog), to cover up the incredibility of others, with the intention to lure users in.  ……..

Just as with Wellsphere, I have asked Organized Wisdom to remove me from their expert curator list.  I hope you will do the same.

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From twitter: @ksboulden: I just RSVP to attended the meetup of Arkansas Women Bloggers. Can't wait!

Arkansas Women Bloggers Meetup Scheduled! (photo credit)

 

When: December 11, 2010 11am-1pm

Where: Museum of Discovery @ 500 President Clinton Avenue

Why: Meet other bloggers and help decide future activities/goals for AWB

We will keep you updated with event details as we pull them together.  

To RSVP, you can leave a comment on this post.  If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP and invite friends at the event page. You can also RSVP by emailing us at arkansasbloggers@gmail.com.

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The Alliance for American Quilts received 118 quilts for it’s “New from Old Quilt Contest Contest.” You can see all the quilts here. My entry was “Label Me” and is included in this weeks quilts being auctioned off.

Click on an auction week below to view or download an auction guide for that week.

Week Three: Monday,Nov. 15-Monday, Nov. 22

Week Four: Monday, Nov. 29-Monday, Dec. 6

The bidding for each quilt will start at $50 and each 7-day auction week starts and ends at 9:00 pm Eastern.

All proceeds will support the AAQ and its projects.

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There does not seem to be any Dr Anonymous’ show scheduled for this week. 

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

2 comments:

Jacqueline (laikas) said...

Thanks Ramona for this "shout out"! ;)

Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) said...

Thanks fro linking to the info on organized wisdom. Been annoyed with them for sometime.

where did you contact them?