Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Shout Outs

Dr. Grumpy is the host for this week’s  Grand Rounds which marks the first edition at the beginning of GR’s 7th year!  You can read this week’s edition here (photo credit).

Thank you all for coming. Coffee and bagels are in back. Sign in on the sheet. Medical students, please remember that you're allowed to sit ONLY if there are chairs left after the attendings, fellows, residents, and homeless people (here for the bagels) have been seated.

Food was provided by our drug rep Rikki, on behalf of Wirfliss Pharmaceuticals. She asks that when writing a prescription, please keep their many Wirfliss products in mind. …...

And we're off! The topic was: THINGS THAT MAKE ME GRUMPY!
To start, I present: THE PHARMACISTS!

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A beautiful post in many ways by @epi_junky , a Paramedic who blogs at Pink Warm and Dry.  The post is 89 Years and Two Days.

65 of them married to her first love.  Her only love.  The man she’d spend her entire adult life with.  The only man she ever looked at according to her daughter.

62 of those years spent taking care …...

5 years spent grieving the death of her husband and best friend.

7 months living with pancreatic cancer.  …...

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Want to know more about ADHD and adults.  Then check out these post with video interviews:

Dr. Rob, Musings of a Distractible Mind: Better Health Interviews – Fact or Fiction: Attention Deficit Disorder

Last Thursday (9/17/10) I had the pleasure of attending a conference on Attention Deficit Disorder.  The following are my two interviews.  They are both very interesting, and both apply greatly to my practice as a primary care physician.

The first is Dr. Ari Tuckman, author of the book More Attention, Less Deficit, as well as the podcast with the same name: ….

Kevin, MD:  Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, panelist video interviews

On September 16, 2010, I attended Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum, along with Val Jones of Better Health and Rob Lamberts of Musings of a Distractible Mind.

The event, coinciding with ADD/ADHD Awareness Week, was a panel discussion discussing the impact ADHD has on our society.

It was sponsored by Shire, in partnership with the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) and the Lab School of Washington [Disclosure: I received a stipend for covering the event.]

Below are interviews Rob and I did with some of the panelists.  …………

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Much discussion about improving our diets/nutrition.  Here are some links with cooking tips/recipes/etc.

H/T to @gastromom for two links.

The first is to a WSJ Health article, Teaching Healthy Ways To Doctors in the Kitchen, by Melanie Grayce West.  I would enjoy taking this class.

Thirteen of Lenox Hill Hospital's doctors-in-training gather for one more class at the end of another long day of lectures and rounds: How to peel onions and chop garlic. ……

The program—which organizers say is the first of its kind in the city—includes six seminars on everything from nutrition, to weight management to exercise and a cooking class at the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. It is based loosely on a joint project of the Culinary Institute of America and Harvard Medical School called Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives. …….

The second one is a NY Times Health article, Expert Tips From the Stir-fry Chef.

Grace Young, author of the recently published “Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge,” from Simon and Schuster, recently joined the Consults blog to answer readers’ questions about healthful stir-fry cooking.  ……

I too hate eggplant that is greasy. I find that if you steam the eggplant first, you can dramatically reduce the amount of oil necessary for stir-frying. Cut about a pound of eggplant into bite-size pieces and place them in a heatproof bowl. Then steam the eggplant for five to eight minutes, depending on the size of your pieces, until the eggplant is just tender when pierced with a knife. Don’t overcook it, as the eggplant will be stir-fried. I find that I don’t need more than 3 tablespoons of oil and that the steamed eggplant can be stir-fried within one to two minutes with your seasonings.  ….

 

Here’s an inspiring story:  H/T to @bobcoffield

RT @boltyboy: Kaiser Permanente's own Jamie Oliver and the reason they have 30 farmers markets http://nyti.ms/aRfRG4

The NY Times article, Doctor’s Orders: Eat Well to Be Well, by Katrina Heron features two physicians (father and son)

DR. PRESTON MARING ……. Though Dr. Maring blithely refers to himself as “that food nut around the hospital,” he is serious about the role he believes doctors should play in creating awareness of healthy food choices. To that end, he has worked to obtain fresh local food for hospital trays and in cafeterias. He began a Web site and blog that offers recipes and advice on meal planning and budgeting. He spent the summer working on a series of three-minute Web videos to explain the basics of shopping for healthful foods and efficient preparation techniques.   ……

Dr. Maring’s Farmers’ Market and Update  -- a great source of healthy recipes.

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Here’s more on diet and health.  This comes from @JoshuaSchwimmer    who blogs at InfoSnack

Uremic Frost: The Kidney Diet: How to Eat in Order to Protect Your Kidneys and Avoid Dialysis http://bit.ly/byA7II

The link takes you to an eBook, The Kidney Diet:  How to Eat in Order to Protect Your Kidneys and Avoid Dialysis,  which you can read online, download, or print out.  It is full of great information.

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The Quilting Gallery has a post, Caps for Good, which tells of a project by Save the Children.

Baby caps are a simple and effective tool that can keep babies warm and ultimately contribute to reducing newborn deaths in the developing world.

In many developing countries, something as simple as a knit or crocheted cap can help the baby keep warm, which is key to helping newborns survive. ……

This is where you can help by making a cap! Your caps will be sent to Save the Children’s newborn health programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Dr Anonymous’ guest this week will be EMS Newbie Podcast.     The show begins at 9 pm EST.

Upcoming shows:       
10/7: Dana Lewis        

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

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