Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shout Outs

Grand Rounds is taking a week off. Next week it will be hosted by Pizaazz. So I’d like to point you to Dr. Wes’ post from yesterday, Time in a Bottle

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This is a short video honoring some of the scientists who developed the lifesaving combination of breaths and chest compressions now known as CPR. 


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MedGadget is has announced the winner of their contest: Imagine Medicine Contest: Please Meet the Winner!

When we announced the Imagine Medicine contest last month, we hoped to see a showcase of photography that imagines medicine from as many angles as possible. …….. So after reviewing all the photos, we are proud to announce that the winner of this year's Imagine Medicine Contest is Inge Vugs for his photograph Beelitz Heilstätten; The former surgery room of the abandoned hospital in Beelitz Heilstätten. ……..

Do take a look at all the submissions below, and we want to thanks all of you who have contributed to this exciting competition. …….

Go take a look at the others and see the winning photo full size.

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Cervical cancer is in the forefront of my consciousness these days. A young friend, Sarah, had surgery back in early summer, radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection. Hers was Stage IIA. She is doing well. UAMS is taking care of her. She recently shared with me the fact that she has a blog: Cargo. I encouraged her to update it. I hope she will.

Sarah also told me of a friend of hers who has inoperable uterine cancer. This young woman also has a blog: Gray Skies Are Going to Clear Up. I think from what Sarah tells me, this young woman’s is Stage IV.

As Sarah says at the end of one post in her letter to anyone and everyone:

…….I am angry that this happened to me and I am only 29. Cancer sucks.

I am totally grateful. My Cancer could be worse. I have two beautiful healthy kiddos. I learned of the first abnormal pap smear after my 6 week check up after having Margo. …….

There is a song, Bring The Rain, by Mercy Me. I love it.

Ladies, please go to your GYN regularly and take them seriously when they say you need to have something done. I know those tests are no fun but this is seriously not going to be fun. Take care of yourselves because putting it off or skipping a year or two can be devastating.

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Doctors and other healthcare providers are not immune to drug and alcohol abuse. This article by Joel Hood is a couple of weeks old, but if you missed it is about a fellow doctor who battled drug addiction now counsels others to kick theirs.

Richard Ready had been a drinker most of his life, but by the time he became chief resident of neurosurgery at a prominent Chicago-area hospital, it was drugs, not alcohol, that kept him going,

Ready took stimulants to keep alert through his daily rounds. He took heavy pain relievers to numb his emotions after his mother's death. He wrote himself a prescription for the sedative Tranxene to calm his nerves before an important seminar. …….

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NPR’s series The Long View featured Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Kitchen yesterday. At the end of the interview, she shared her recipe for 'Red Pepper Soup With Ginger And Fennel'

With dozens of cookbooks published and her own cooking shows in the U.S. and Britain, you'd think Madhur Jaffrey had planned all along for a life in the kitchen. But the Indian chef began her career as a classically trained actress. ……….

Jaffrey's cooking career, however, began well before her film days when, at 19, she left her family's comfortable home in Delhi to study at England's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Jaffrey, a scholarship student with little money, was expected to eat at the local canteen. But when it came to British college grub, the chef tells NPR's Renee Montagne that she didn't like what she found. ………

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Via twitter and @drjvpoblete: Eyebrows are the frame for your face, here's tricks to maintain them: http://bit.ly/h6E63b

…..eyes are the widows to you soul, but your eyebrows are the frame for your face. ….., having sloppy or non-existent eyebrows may completely ruin your look. Below are some of the top eyebrow tips out there so you can be sure that your brows are in tip-top shape ……

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The Alliance for American Quilts is hosting another quilt contest. This is the 5th annual contest. I entered the past two years. You can see my finished quilts here and here.

This year's theme, "Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion," is as open-ended as the last and celebrates cooperative relationships that work towards a common goal.

Important: This year's deadline is much earlier: March 7, 2011. The reason: all entries will be exhibited at the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, April 27-30. Our grand prize winner this year will have their choice of any Handi Quilter quilting machine!! Visit the "Alliances" homepage for full details and the downloadable entry form.

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