Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Shout Outs

Dr Joseph Kim, Medicine and Technology, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read it here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 43 @ Medicine & Technology. The theme is this week is to look at different ways technology is changing the world of healthcare. I am your host this week and I hope you'll enjoy some of these interesting stories.

 

The latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 1) is hosted by Kim who started it all three years ago! You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog

Welcome to the anniversary edition of Change of Shift!

The nursing blog carnival celebrates it’s third anniversary (and the beginning of its fourth year) here at Emergiblog (aka: “home base”).

CoS has been hosted by 33 different blogs, including 31 nurses and two physicians.

(The new year begins with a new logo! I finally found out how to make one that wasn’t a banner!)

 

H/T to @medpagetoday  New Surgeon General named: Dr. Regina Benjamin >> The Doctor Is (Finally) In: Obama To Name Regina Benjamin For Surgeon General.  You can read her biography here (photo credit).

Regina Benjamin practices as a country doctor in rural Alabama. As founder and CEO of the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic, Dr. Regina Benjamin is making a difference to the underserved poor in a small fishing village on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. It is a town of about 2500 people, about 80 percent of her patients live below the poverty level, and Dr. Benjamin is their only physician.

 

Dr Val Jones, Better Health, has organized a Blogger-Politician Healthcare Reform Discussion At National Press Club.  The event takes place this Friday, July 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Check out the list of attendees:

Keynote: Representative Paul Ryan, (R-WI), House Budget Committee Ranking member

Moderator: Rea Blakey, Emmy award-winning health reporter and news anchor, previously with ABC, CNN, and now with Discovery Health

Host: Val Jones, M.D., CEO and Founder of Better Health

Policy Expert: Robert Goldberg, Ph.D., co-founder and vice president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI)

Primary Care Panelists:

Kevin Pho, M.D., Internist and author of KevinMD

Rob Lamberts, M.D., Med/Peds specialist and author of Musings of a Distractible Mind

Alan Dappen, M.D., Family Physician and Better Health contributor

Valerie Tinley, N.P., Nurse Practitioner and Better Health contributor

Specialty Care Panelists:

Kim McAllister, R.N., Emergency Medicine nurse and author of Emergiblog

Westby Fisher, M.D., Cardiac Electrophysiologist and author of Dr.Wes

Rich Fogoros, M.D., Cardiologist and author of CovertRationingBlog And Fixing American Healthcare

Jim Herndon, M.D., past president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Better Health contributor

 

H/T to @lesmorgan  End-of-Life Decision Making - A Summary and Primer: In the March 2009 issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine.

Siegel covers rationing & triage, futility, advance directives, and surrogates. But the bulk of the article is devoted to practical advice on good communication, discussing prognosis, and successful family meetings.

 

Dr Rob is now doing podcast as the “House Call Doctor”  giving “quick and dirty tips” to help you take charge of your health.   You can find the list of his podcasts here.  Enjoy!

 

H/T to @Gurdonark  for the link on “tips for photographing butterflies” 

4 - Keep your camera parallel to the butterfly’s body  You only get one plane of complete sharpness, so you always want to put as much of your subject in this plane as possible. With butterflies, you’ll want its body and wings tack sharp, so make sure your camera’s sensor is parallel to them.

6 - Shoot when the butterfly is frontlit by the sun  To highlight the butterfly’s contrast and help you get a sharp photo, photograph them when they’re frontlit by the sun. Remember: always keep an eye on the sun.

 

 

I just love this picture!  It is a small 150 lb black bear (photo credit) seen in west Little Rock over the weekend.  It passed through the yard of the parents of one of my brother-in-laws. 

The black bear, tranquilized by a dart from wildlife officers, was eventually transported to a wilder neighborhood. But not before he gave a bird feeder a work over. More pictures and video here.

 

 

This week Dr Anonymous will be taking July off. You might want to use this time to listen to some of the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started:

GruntDoc, Sid Schwab, Dr. Val, Kevin MD, Rural Doctoring, Emergiblog, Crzegrl, Dr. Wes, TBTAM, Gwenn O'Keeffe, Bongi, Paul Levy, John Halamka, and ScanMan

 

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2 comments:

Hildy said...

Instead of having your back to the sun, consider using fill-flash in the daytime.

karenfae said...

I had just heard about the bear today in Little Rock. thanks for posting the photo as I had not seen it.
Karen
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