Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shout Outs

Kim at Emergiblog is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read it here (photo credit).  A Cracking Grand Rounds!

Welcome to the latest edition of Grand Rounds, the weekly compilation of the best of the medical blogosphere!

Our theme this week comes to us courtesy of that loveable, wacky duo, Wallace and Gromit!

 

Dr Nancy Brown writes about  The Newest Eating Disorder: Orthorexia Nervosa.

Orthorexia is a term coined by Dr. Steven Bratman. “Ortho” simply means straight or correct, while “orexia” refers to appetite. Orthorexia nervosa refers to a nervous obsession with eating proper foods. While anorexia nervosa is an obsession with the quantity, orthorexia is an obsession with the quality of the food consumed.

 

While on food, how about checking out this NY Times article “101 Simple Salads for the Season” By Mark Bittman.  (photo credit)

SUMMER may not be the best time to cook, but it’s certainly among the best times to eat. Toss watermelon and peaches with some ingredients you have lying around already, and you can produce a salad that’s delicious, unusual, fast and perfectly seasonal. 

 

More on eating -- Dr. Val Offers ABC News Secrets To Long-Term Weight Loss.  Good for you Dr Val!!!  It takes diet and exercise.

 

Check out Dr Wes’ “careful exam” – a Pepsi is not always a Pepsi.

 

Dr Graham Walker talks about “never events” in his post “Fixing Medical Err-ERs

The NYT has an Op-Ed by a former head of the National Transportation Safety Board talking about reforming the health care system and reducing medical errors. He cites the To Err Is Human Institute of Medicine report suggesting 98,000 annual deaths and billions of dollars due to medical errors, and notes:

 

H/T to Clinical Cases and Images – Blog for TED Talks: Daniel Kraft invents a better way to harvest bone marrow

 

Remember the crazy quilt I made back in  May for entry into the “Crazy for Quilts” contest?  Well, the quilts are making their rounds for exhibit.  If you get a chance, I hope you will go to one of them.  From an email I received:

Our next exhibit venue will be the Virginia Quilt Museum from August 17-September 11, 2009. Since we had such an incredible response to this year’s contest (86 quilts total) the VQM will not be able to hang all of the quilts.

On September 24, all of the quilts will be exhibited in a one-day presentation in Asheville, NC, at the AAQ’s home base- 125 S. Lexington Avenue. The exhibit will be co-presented by the AAQ and HandMade in America, a regional nonprofit that leases us office space.

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!

                      

This week Dr Anonymous returns from taking July off.  Come joint us.  The show starts at 9 pm EST.

Upcoming Dr. A Shows 

8/13: The Hollums Adoption
8/20: Dr. Rob & House Call Doctor podcast
8/27: Dr. A Show 2nd Anniversary & BlogWorldExpo
9/3 : Dr. A Show (9:30pmET)

You may also want to listen to 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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