Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Shout Outs

HL7Standards is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds! You can read this week’s edition here.

As a blog dedicated to “engaging conversations on healthcare and technology,” this week’s edition of Grand Rounds is dedicated to posts discussing the relationship between health care and technology. Technology in health care has received more than a notable amount of press over the last few years and more than a few people have something to say about it.

In response to Grand Rounds, we received a number of great submissions by health care bloggers, some positive and others negative, about the impact technology has had on how health care is perceived and understood, delivered and received. …….

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Next week I will host Grand Rounds.  There is no theme, but I would ask you to have them submitted by noon (CST) Monday February 7th.  To participate, please email me  [rlbatesmd AT gmail DOT com] -- include with the name of the post, the post url, the blog title, the blog url, and a short description of the post (one or two lines).  Make sure to put “Grand Rounds Submission” in the subject line of the email.

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In case you missed it, the new USDA Dietary Guidelines can be found here:   Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.  Some of the key recommendations:

Increase vegetable and fruit intake.  Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green and red and orange vegetables and beans and peas.

Consume at least half of all grains as whole grains.

Increase intake of fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, or fortified soy beverages.

Choose a variety of protein foods, which include seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds.

Increase the amount and variety of seafood consumed by choosing seafood in place of some meat and poultry.

Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and further for …….

Reduce the intake of calories from solid fats and added sugars.

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The 2010 Medical Weblog Awards Finalists have been named! Congratulations to all of them!  Well deserved. 

This year's competition is sponsored by Epocrates® and Lenovo. (photo credit)

Voting will begin this coming Thursday, February 3, 2011 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, February 13, 2011 (EST). We will have instructions, voting booths, and further details here at Medgadget.com on Thursday.

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The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal website has a wonderful gallery of educational videos.  Here are the titles and links to a few of them:

Facial Fractures - Video 2 – Optimizing Miniplate Fixation for Simple Mandibular Fractures

Facial Fractures - Video 7 – Frontal Sinus Repair

Blepharoplasty and Browlift - Video 1 - Blepharoplasty in the Female Patient

Skin Grafts and Local Flaps – Video 1 – The Scalp Skin Graft

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A nice news piece from BBC World Service:  A Cosmetic Surgeon's Double Life (written and video)

Top plastic surgeon Dr Enrique Steiger leads a surprising professional double life. He may make money from performing cosmetic surgery for the rich, but he also helps the less fortunate by treating casualities in African war zones.

………For several months of each year, he also lives and works in battle zones with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

He performs life-saving trauma surgery on local people who are not offered the same emergency medical treatment that is available to troops.

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Via twitter:   @ctsinclair  “Handbook for Mortals http://bit.ly/dQGPns Free book by Joanne Lynn speaking now at @FIMDM

This online edition includes the full text of the Handbook for Mortals by Joanne Lynn, M.D. and Joan Harrold, M.D., an authoritative consumer guide to end-of-life care. For more information about the book, which you may also buy online, click here.

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Via @palmd comes a link to the Discover Magazine’s post:  Celebrating female science bloggers

There’s an animated discussion in the making about female science bloggers. It started in the wake of an excellent session on women bloggers at ScienceOnline 2011, and has led to several thoughtful posts on the issues that they face, self-promotion, dealing with sexism, and more.

……... So this is a list of women bloggers who I think you should read, with specific reasons why I think you should read them, and some of my favourite posts of theirs to get you started. And note, this is not a list of top female science bloggers; it’s an all-female list of top science bloggers. ……

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For those of us love cheesecake, this was shared via twitter.  I have yet to try it, but will (photo credit). 

From @purplesque “New evenin -binge favorite- cheesecake in a mug. Replace the eggs with milled flax.  http://www.2stews.com/2009/09/cheesecake-in-mug.html

……. This cake is great for people at work, in dorms or if you just want cheesecake...fast! My Cheesecake in a Mug, is so good and versatile that you can have a different topping each day. ……….

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From Burda Style blog:

…..For our third installment of SEWING MADE EASY™ how-to video series, one of those employees, Jamila Jordan, joins Martha to show off how to make a super cute reversible purse using the SINGER® Curvy™ sewing machine. The template and instructions for this adorable bag are available here so you can whip up your own version at home!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heard all about the new Dietary Guidelines. I am taking a food and nutrition class in college from a registered dietician. The sodium guidelines -1500-2300, are going to require a lot of diligiance from those trying to stick to it. It is so easy to get too much sodium in the diet!

While I am on food... yum, on that cheesecake in a mug. looks oh so yummy, and I am going to have to try that one! I love cheesecake.

Wide variety of topics today!

Øystein said...

Wish I could watch those plastic surgery videos, but they seem to be subscribers only.

rlbates said...

Sorry, Oystein. I didn't realize that. Some of the site is available to everyone. It's difficult to keep it straight.