Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shout Outs

Highlight Health is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds! You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds: the Impact of Healthcare Reform.   For this edition of Grand Rounds, Vol. 7 No. 11, we’re focusing on the impact of healthcare reform: what are the changes to healthcare delivery, utilization, quality, costs (either as a provider or a patient) and outcomes. After all, these changes affect everyone, whether you’re a patient, a healthcare provider or a biomedical researcher.……..

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A beautiful love poem via twitter by  @otorhinolarydoc: An Otorhinolaryngological Love Poem - http://tl.gd/7a67bf

My ossicles shiver at the sound of your name
My cochlea swirls at the sound of your voice
I get symptomatic labyrynthitis when I see your beauty
And my world becomes vertiginous when you enter it

That’s the first verse, go read the rest.

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Wall Street Journal has an interesting article by Sue Shellenbarger:  Women Doctors Flock to Surprising Specialty.

People often assume women gravitate to certain professional fields because they have an innate liking for the work. Women become pediatricians because they love babies, for example, or they become veterinarians because they love animals.

So why are women flocking to colon and rectal surgery as an occupation of choice?  ………….

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From Shrink Rap comes a nice post by Dinah:  News Flash: Preauthorization Impacts Care

The American Medical Association had a press release on November 22nd and announced findings from their survey on the impact of insurance company preauthorization policies. Surprisingly, they discovered that these policies use physician time and delay treatment. It's funny, because preauthorization policies were designed to save money. And I imagine they do, for the insurer, but they cost money for everyone else. ………..

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Check out this nice video designed to teach basic suturing techniques to medical students:

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Wow, these are lovely but I don’t think my relatives would like to have their food served on them.  H/T Street Anatomy.  (photo credit). 

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A.Word.A.Day is having a contest.  Deadline for submissions is this Friday, December 10th. 

Have you come across a pleonasm somewhere? How about making up your own examples of pleonasm? Send us your pleonasms, whether homegrown or captured in the wild (include a picture, if possible). The best entry will receive a copy of the word game WildWords (courtesy WildWords Game Company) and a runner-up will receive a copy of the word game One Up! (courtesy Uppityshirts).

Would love to hear your examples of pleonasm with a medical twist or link.

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Isn’t this bag wonderful!  The pattern for this Noriko Handbag  is free from Lazy Girl  as her  “year-end gift to you.”   (photo credit)

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I’m hoping to attend with a couple of friends -- Arkansas Women Bloggers Meetup Scheduled! (photo credit)

When: December 11, 2010 11am-1pm

Where: Museum of Discovery @ 500 President Clinton Avenue

Why: Meet other bloggers and help decide future activities/goals for AWB

We will keep you updated with event details as we pull them together.

To RSVP, you can leave a comment on this post. If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP and invite friends at the event page. You can also RSVP by emailing us at arkansasbloggers@gmail.com.

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