Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Shout Outs

Updated 3/2017-- photos and all links (except to my own posts) removed as many no longer active. and it was easier than checking each one. 

Barbara Olsen, Florence Dot Com,  is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read it here (photo credit).  Great edition!
Welcome to Grand Rounds! It's officially summertime, and Flo & Bo are taking you out to the ballgame! At Florence dot com, Bo, a seasoned nurse with an engineer's mind, channels Florence Nightingale, a systems thinker whose interest in public health and service gave rise to modern nursing. (Flo favors cricket, but this is Bo's gig.)
From Better Health comes “A Medical Transgender Primer”  written by DrJonLaPook.   Very nice article.
Step one in reaching the public is defining terms. The terminology surrounding gender issues can be confusing. “Transgender man,”, “transmale,” and “affirmed male” have all been used to refer to a biological female who transitions to a male. I found a glossary of transgender terminology offered by the NCTE to be extremely helpful……….

See DermDoc for the Proper Way to Pop a Pimple
As a dermatologist, I am obligated to tell you: “Do not attempt to pop your pimples.” But I know you are going to do it anyway, so here’s how to do it properly:
  1. Pick only pimples that are ready to be popped………..
If you deal with head injury patients, you’ll find this list of resources by VP Medical useful
We here at VP Medical Consulting are currently working on a life care plan for a young lady with a traumatic brain injury. In developing the plan we consult many resources and thought I would share them here. If you have a resource I have missed, please let me know and I will be sure to add it…….
VP Medical has also put together a list of resources for care givers.

From @drval (on twitter):  For those interested in what was discussed at the HC reform meeting at BIO today (June 17): check out the blog: http://tinyurl.com/nqowbm #hcrmtg

TBTAM brings to our attention “Folic Acid Supplementation – Too Much of a Good Thing?”     I must admit, folic acid is one of those vitamins (water soluble) that I never thought of as ever having a problem of too much.  I associate the water soluble ones which our bodies don’t store as having the problem of deficiency.  I stand corrected.  I hope you will read her entire post.
Folic acid supplementation of breads and cereals has led to a decline in the incidence of neural tube defects like spina bifida and anencephaly in the United States and other nations that have implemented similar measures.
But too much folic acid may lead to an increased risk for colon cancer……………….
If you are already taking a multivitamin with folate in it, you might want to avoid high folate cereals and breads. And vice-versa.

This week Dr Anonymous will be  doing a “summer vacation” show.  I hope you will join us. The show begins at 9 pm EST.

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