Welcome to the latest edition of the Grand Rounds blog carnival, the weekly roundup of medical blog posts!The Blog That Ate Manhattan kicks us off with the Meaningful Use Song, surely the most antic entry I’ve ever hosted. Can’t beat the zippy refrain “I am the model user of an EMR that’s meaningful.” ………….
The oak tree was worn and tired and sat in a field, where it waited to die.“I have lived my life,” said the oak tree, “I have felt the seasons turn beneath my roots and I have watched the years unfold and spill themselves through my branches. Now it is time for me to move on.”The other trees were distressed and pleaded with the oak tree to stay. ……
even doctors get sick, but there is often a difference.i was rotating through orthopaedics and was on call that night. …... once i had finished operating i rushed through the change rooms to get back to casualties. while i was changing i heard the unmistakable sounds of someone throwing up in the toilet cubicle. quite soon the door opened and out came the orthopaedic registrar who was on call that night with me. he did not look good……….
I've had a handful of readers over the past couple of years e-mail me to ask me questions about pathology and advice about medicine but no one, until last Thursday, has ever prefaced their question as "Fan Mail." I was tickled pink. A first year medical student from a far away institution asked this, and kindly allowed me to answer in a post:"My question for you is, are there times when you wished non-pathologist physicians remembered more about histology? What would you like them to know?"The short answer is this: NOTHING. ……….
Mary Lou Ray decided at age 65 that she had seen enough of the person in her mirror."My life led up to this. I had been divorced for 13 years, my children were grown, and with the death of my mother—not to be unkind—I was finally free of criticism about things like dyeing my hair," she says.So last year she spent $13,000 on a face lift and other cosmetic procedures that proved rejuvenating."I'm absolutely thrilled," says Ms. Ray, a real-estate agent in Roanoke, Va. "I think a lot of friends in my age bracket would like to try this, but they're afraid of getting that unnatural, yanked-up look. I don't have that; I still look like me." ……..