Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shout Outs

Colorado Health Insurance Insider is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds! You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds.  As we get back into the work week routine after the Thanksgiving weekend, we have a great collection of health care articles for you to browse through.  Enjoy! ……..

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MedGadget is hosting a new contest: Imagine Medicine: The Photography / Photoshop Contest

…………Welcome to the Imagine Medicine contest!

We are looking for fascinating medical photography that... imagines medicine.

Nothing is off the table: portraits, group shots, happy shots, tragic shots, clinical shots, photoshop illustrations, macro, micro, and anything in between. Can you imagine medicine, showcase it as art, and make us wonder?

Here's the lowdown. The contest is open to all. Upload your photograph(s) to Flickr, and tag them with "imaginemedicine" and "medgadget" keywords. Make sure you add at least one sentence describing your work. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm ET on December 5, 2010. The winner will be announced on December 10th and the prize is a brand new 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi. ………

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Information is Beautiful has some wonderful grafts on Vitamin D (photo credit) which includes this one:

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The above is very timely as NPR presented a story by Richard Knox on vitamin D this morning:  Medical Panel: Don't Go Overboard On Vitamin D.

The Institute of Medicine is throwing cold water on the latest dietary supplement fad: big doses of vitamin D.

Humans make vitamin D when they are exposed to the sun. But many worry that clothing, indoor living and sunscreen are depriving most people from enough of the sunshine vitamin. It's also hard to get enough vitamin D from the diet, proponents say, despite fortification of milk and orange juice.

But the Institute's Food and Nutrition Board, which makes official recommendations on dietary intake, says advocates of high-dose vitamin D are going overboard.

After two years of study and debate, the panel says children and most adults need 600 international units of vitamin D a day. People over 70 need 800.  ……

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Via twitter from @doctorwes:  Barbara Walters discussed her aortic valve replacement candidly: 4 'second-opinions' and a change of cardiologist http://bit.ly/g6Jtom

………. Here’s the great news. You are not allowed to go to the dentist for at least three months after the surgery, because bacteria from your teeth can travel to your heart and cause an infection. No dentist. Also, no vigorous exercise for weeks. You experience great fatigue. No one raises an eyebrow if you take a nap every day. Finally, open-heart surgery sounds so awful that everyone worries about you, and what with the phone calls, the notes, and the flowers—all extolling your virtues and letting you know how wonderful you are — you feel as if you were reading your obituary. That’s the good news. The bad news is that, even though the operation is relatively routine, there is still a 1-to-2-percent chance that you won’t make it. Someone actually could wind up reading your obituary.  ………….

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Another via twitter comes from @drdavidballard: How early psychologists looked to magicians to turn illusions into reality .... http://bit.ly/emGQ3D

It is a link to an article in the December issue of Psychologist by Peter Lamont:  The misdirected quest

At the end of the 19th century, Hermann and Kellar were the two greatest conjurors in the world, though who was greatest depended upon whose publicity one believed. In the United States they competed over audiences and advertising space, and each considered the other his arch-rival. When Hermann died in 1896, Kellar was free to establish his reign and, aside from his notable achievements in the world of magic, he was almost certainly the inspiration for the Wizard of Oz. But before Kellar became the grand wizard, and shortly before Hermann’s death, the two great rivals agreed to compete in a quite different environment – the psychological laboratory. ………

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This quilt was shared with me by two people on twitter (@KnittingNephron and @jdcmlewis).  It was posted on “The Daily What” yesterday.  (photo credit)

iPhone Baby Quilt of the Day: By Harriet Rosin for her grandson, Gabriel.  Benjamin Stein adds: “There’s a Nap for That!” (Obligatory.)

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I’m hoping to attend with a couple of friends -- 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.

1 comment:

Gizabeth Shyder said...

That iphone quilt is too cool. You need to do one!