Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shout Outs

 Updated 3/2017 -- all links removed as many no longer active and it was easier than checking each one.

Jenni Prokopy, Chronic Babe, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. It is the “totally Babelicious!” edition and can be read here.
Call us biased, but we think chicks rule. There's a ton of health information on the 'net, but often, medical research and reporting focus more on men—so we thought it was high time the ladies got a little attention in Grand Rounds, a showcase for the best health and medical writing on the web.
We had a stand-out winner this week:
Normally when we host Grand Rounds, we don't play favorites...but this time we made an exception. Doc Gurley takes the video approach in teaching Babes anything and everything they need to know about (drum-roll, please) The Lost Tampon! It's a serious women's health topic, with a very un-serious approach. Watch, giggle, and learn.
The second edition of Change of Shift (Vol 3, No 15) for 2009 is hosted by Kim, Emergiblog! Kim, as always, did a great job. I hope you will check it out. You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog.
Welcome back to Emergiblog, for the post-inaugural edition of Change of Shift!
If you didn’t get a chance to check out this week’s Grand Rounds, hosted by Dr. Val of Getting Better With Dr. Val and presented at MedPage Today, be sure to do so!
As is the custom on Emergiblog, since the “theme” is nursing, I’ll present the submissions themselves as the theme of the edition.
MedGadget has announced the winners of the 2008 Medical Weblog Awards. Wow, what a great list of blogs!
Best Medical Weblog
  • Kevin, M.D.

Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2008)
  • Life in the Fast Lane

Best Literary Medical Weblog

  • Running for My Life: Fighting cancer one step at a time

Best Clinical Sciences Weblog
  • Clinical Correlations
Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog
  • Respectful Insolence

Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog

  • Life as a Healthcare CIO
Best Patient's Blog

  • Six Until Me
Let’s support Shadowfax again this year as he gets ready to shave his head for pediatric cancer research.
I will be participating in the St Baldrick's program to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. I will be shaving my head at Fado's Pub in Chicago on March 13, sacrificing my beautiful locks to the cause of finding cures for these terrible diseases. Last year, we did the same, and Nathan's Network raised just about $40,000. You, my readers, were instrumental in helping us achieve that goal.
So, again, I ask you to consider donating whatever sum you can -- simply click on the image below and it will take you to the secure online donation site. The top donor will get first swipe with the razor, should he or she care to come to Chicago! All donors will receive an image of my glistening bald scalp and an extra helping of good karma.
Hat tip to Uveal Blues: How Our Eyes See vs. How Our Cameras See by Allen Weitz
The human eye, with support from the brain (the fastest CPU on the planet), visually reconstructs our surroundings in real-time as we go about our days and nights. Describing the human eye and how it interprets the world around us in terms of camera optics is a tricky process to explain, and that's before we even get to the 'how does it compare to my camera' part of the story.
Hat tip to WhiteCoat. It is a very moving story which many of us will be able to relate to.
An extremely powerful story about an intern on her first day in the emergency department in Medscape Emergency Medicine
Some of my most vivid memories of emergency medicine involve situations such as hers.


Dr. A said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! Dr. Gwenn and I will be talking with Doctor V and his blog is called "Parenting Solved." He calls it "compelling commentary on parenting and child health." He als also written a book called "Colic Solved." Thanks again!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the inclusion yet again, Ramona!

I'm very interested to read this week's edition of Grand Rounds when I find the time, as well as being interested in the Dr. A show this week. Pediatrics is an interesting field of study.