Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shout Outs

David, Health Business Blog, is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds. You can read this week’s edition here.

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.” ………….

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Have you discovered Joanna Cannon’s blog yet? Here’s a nice post: Abor Vitae

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. ……

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bongi, other things amanzi, has a new post after a hiatus: physician, heal thyself

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……….

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My friend Elizabeth, Methodical Madness, has a nice post: Fan Mail

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. ……….

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H/T to @hrana for the link to the Wall Street Journal article by Robert Johnson: Plastic surgery is on the rise among older Americans

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." ……..

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H/T to @DrVes for the link to the Lancet article: Haemorrhagic herpes zoster (photo credit)


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Check out this NPR article by Adam Cole: Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion

1 comment:

Gizabeth Shyder said...

Thanks for the shout, Ramona!