Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shout Outs

Dr. Pullen is the host for this week’s  Grand Rounds.  You can read this week’s edition here (photo credit).

Welcome to Grand Rounds Vol. 6 Number 47.  The theme this week is “In the Office.”   This is to be interpreted loosely. My office is an outpatient family medicine office, some of the author’s offices range from a South African Emergency Room to a Vancouver, WA psychology office.  Others are submitted by patient’s discussing their experience at the office or posts about some of the absurdities we face as physicians in our “office lives.”  As usual the medical writing community sent good stuff.  My choice for best in each category is listed first. The rest are in no particular order.  …...

……………………………………….

A discussion of food/nutrition, in and out of the hospital, on twitter produced this tweet by @CatchTheBaby

@DrSnit @gastromom @DrJonathan #EatOn30 for food bloggers who made healthy meals for $30/wk http://bit.ly/STKFi” 

Did you catch that?  Healthy meals for $30 per week!  I have been looking through some of the links, but wish they had easier to find shopping lists.  I also wish they had easier to find receipts for the week(s). 

Still it is interesting and there are many nice recipes to be found among the food bloggers.

……………………………

Dr Charles is hosting the first annual 2010 Charles Prize for Poetry.  Have you submitted one yet?  The entries have been amazing!

Open to everyone (patients, doctors, nurses, students, etc.). Limit 1 or 2 entries per person.

Poems should be related to experiencing, practicing, or reflecting upon a medical, scientific, or health-related matter……

Contest closes August 31st.

……………………………..

I love dogs and enjoy walking/running so this article by Tara Parker-Pope caught my eye:  Running With Your Dog

Runner’s World magazine this month has a great special section on running with your dog. In addition to lots of great photos, it’s filled with useful information.  Among the stories:

Five Reasons to Run With Your Dog: Number one: a wagging tails reminds us that “running should be joyful.” ……….

People Who Run With Dogs: The post includes a fun video showing a photo shoot and interviews of people who run with dogs, including one great story of a dog in Alaska who saved its owners from a mother bear with cubs.

To see all the articles on offer, go to the magazine’s Running With Dogs link.

…………………………………….

This past Friday while listening to NPR, I heard this segment “Scientists Search For Endangered Amphibians” which included a description a frog species that swallow their eggs and give birth through their mouth!  The frog is the gastric brooding frog (photo credit)

The two species of gastric brooding frog were discovered as early as 1914 in a river catchment in eastern Australia. The frogs were known for their unique mode of reproduction: females swallowed eggs and raised tadpoles in the stomach, giving birth to froglets through their mouths.

During the brooding stage, the frogs' stomachs temporarily stopped producing hydrochloric acid. This condition could have provided insight on the treatment of stomach ulcers in humans; unfortunately, both species of brooding frog are believed to be extinct. The specific causes of the frogs' decline are unknown, though the effects of timber harvesting on the local habitat were never investigated. The chytrid fungus is also suspected to have played a role in the species' disappearance.

Status: last seen in 1985 – listed as Extinct on IUCN Red List

………………………………….

Dr Anonymous’ BTR show will be 4th Year Med Student @DrJonathan.

Upcoming shows (9pm ET)

8/26: Dr. A Show 3rd Anniversary

You may 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

No comments: