Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shout Outs

Dr. Sumer, Sumer's Radiology Site, is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds. You can read this week’s edition here.

For people who are new to this concept "Grand Rounds is a weekly summary of the best health blog posts on the Internet. Each week a different blogger takes turns hosting Grand Rounds, and summarizing the best submissions for the week. The schedule for Grand Rounds is available at the Better Health Blog and at Blogborygmi.com. Both Dr. Val Jones and Dr. Nick Genes coordinate the schedule for Grand Rounds.” For people who are new to this concept "Grand Rounds is a weekly summary of the best health blog posts on the Internet. Each week a different blogger takes turns hosting Grand Rounds, and summarizing the best submissions for the week. The schedule for Grand Rounds is available at the Better Health Blog and at Blogborygmi.com. Both Dr. Val Jones and Dr. Nick Genes coordinate the schedule for Grand Rounds.” .............

My suggestion- we should all share each edition of grand rounds on our facebook pages as well as our blogs for more viewership. My thanks to all those who submitted to this edition and Grand Rounds Surely Rock. ………….

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H/T to @SeattleMamaDoc for tweeting about this NY Times Health article: Well Blog: Doctor and Patient: From Needle Stick to Hepatitis Cure

As doctors-in-training in the early 1990s, my friends and I became obsessed with the question of what we would do if we were pricked with an infected needle at work. We all had witnessed the inexorable, often painful march toward death of patients with hepatitis C and AIDS. We imagined the despair we would feel in that situation: the dashed hopes, the lost years of schooling and training. Many of us saw ourselves walking out of the hospital and not looking back. We couldn’t imagine throwing ourselves back into the fray.

We had not met Dr. Douglas Dieterich. …..

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I agree with @jordangrumet who tweeted: Bummer! on.wsj.com/ra3DTa The Vocal Cord Injury Affecting Adele

The Grammy-winning singer Adele has canceled a series of U.S. tour dates due to a vocal-cord hemorrhage.

As she wrote on her blog this week, she was first diagnosed with a hemorrhage in May, then rested and recovered. But recently, she was diagnosed with another hemorrhage. “My voice yet again went … it just switched off,” she wrote.

That sort of “instantaneous hoarseness” is typical of hemorrhages of the vocal cords, which are also called vocal folds, says Kenneth Altman, an associate professor of otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. …..

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H/T to @doc_rob for the link to this “Great video about depression.” If you have depression, please, get help.





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This Reuters new articles reminds us that “Many cancer survivors struggle with trauma stress: study

A cancer diagnosis can leave lasting psychological scars akin to those inflicted by war, with the impact in some cases lasting for years, U.S. researchers found in a study.

More than a decade after being told they had the disease, nearly four out of 10 cancer survivors said they were still plagued by symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD ……………SOURCE: bit.ly/n1pJMg

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H/T to @GregSmithMD for the link to this “Beautiful post about things that heal.” -- Stop And Smell The Roses

Even though the title is cliche and many of us hear it from time to time, I am going to guess that the majority of us don't actually do it. I know I don't or at least I haven't in the past. ……….

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From @Berci. --- Picture of the Month: Left brain-right brain (photo credit)

This is one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen. I’m almost totally a left brain… What about you?


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Some of my nephew-in-law @eleonfreeman’s paintings will be included in the upcoming art exhibit at the Boswell-Mourot in Miami. Exhibit opening is November 5, 2011.

Including this lovely one: Treasure Reef" by Eric Leon Freeman (2011) Oil on Linen, 48" x 72" (photo credit)

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