Dr. Rich, Covert Rationing Blog, is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds! You can read this week’s edition here.
Especially since the events of last week, it would be absurd for DrRich to think that everybody is out to get him. Still, it seems plain that, of late, …...And so, Dear Reader, while DrRich is certainly happy to be hosting Grand Rounds for the fourth time, and is particularly delighted with the quality of postings which he has the honor of featuring this week, it occurs to him that hosting an event with such high (and well-deserved) visibility might draw certain “extra attention” here. So perhaps you had better read this quickly.………
Feuds of various types can occur between individuals, families, and nations. A number of notorious feuds have occurred throughout history. For instance, two early American politicians—Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton …………….The rivalry, or feud, between Dr. Michael DeBakey and me deserves some brief reflection and an attempt at explanation. …………..
Dr. Lawrence Hansen, an Orange County-based surgeon under investigation by the state medical board in connection with a patient’s death, has been placed on three years probation, according to court papers filed by the board last week.An accusation against Hansen, 85, of Cypress was filed with the Medical Board in July alleging negligence, incompetence, failure to report a patient death, performing surgery in an unaccredited facility and unprofessional conduct.DOCUMENTS: Read accusation ……….
For years, Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre of Quito, Ecuador, noticed that his shortest patients never seemed to get the common ailments that befell others.These patients had a genetic mutation that would not allow them to grow more than 4 feet tall -- their heights would be fixed to that of a 7-year-old for life.Although they aged, Guevara-Aguirre noticed that "they developed neither cancer nor diabetes." "That was fascinating," he said.That observation launched a 22-year study. …..
When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer eight weeks ago, at the age of 36 and with four kids, the youngest of whom was 4 months old, it was what one might call a shock, the like of which you don't get too many times in a lifetime. It was a life-altering moment. As we walked out of the hospital, numb, one thing was clear, above all else:This Changes Everything
There were so many decisions to be made. ……What was I going to do about St Baldrick's? ……….
……….The authors of the book Real Girl/Real World created a list of 5 Easy Actions to Help Prevent Eating Disorders:
1. Don’t diet. …….
2. Forbid teasing about body shape and size. …..