Welcome to this week’s edition of Grand Rounds, compiling the best of the medical blogosphere into one post for your reading pleasure!
All submissions were included, despite some issues with my .mac email – I shall discuss this with Steve Jobs the next time I see him!
Emergiblog is proud to host Grand Rounds for the third time, and many thanks to Nicholas Genes for allowing me to take it on one more time!
The guys in the photo? They are the Beatles and they are providing the (rather loose) theme for this week. A splendid time is guaranteed for all…
ER Nursey challenges us to take a good look in the mirror as we bemoan an all too common problem in the emergency department. Find out what (and who) contributes to this issue in This Sucks the Life Out of Me.
Was Health Ledger Snoring or Was It Something Worse? Doc Gurley gives tips on how to distinguish a snore from an airway problem, and how to help someone you suspect is having breathing issues.
Got a bad habit you would like to change? Well, we’re in luck! How to Cope With Pain is starting A Contest To Help You Change Any Habit. While pain management is a big focus, any habit you’d like to change will count. Some of us (who, me?) would do well to click the link and get started! Pretty cool prize, too!
Amy over at Diabetes Mine may be the Queen of the Bloggers, but a certain title takes on a different meaning in Just Call Me Your Highness! She’d also like to know what lancing device (or “pricker”) you use and reviews two pretty cool new lancet devices. See them in Alternative Prickers . (Maybe I’m sleep deprived but that title is making me giggle like Beavis and Butthead.) Oh, and congratulations to Amy for making the homepage of Newsweek with her essay A Healing Blog!
David at Health Business Blog submits a transcript of an Interview with Ben Heywood, CEO of PatientsLikeMe, a social networking site for patients with life threatening diseases. It sounds like a very dynamic site with impressive numbers of patients participating!
Local internist Dr. Toni from EverythingHealth checks in with two submissions this week. The first asks that all important question IQ: Why Do Men Think They Are Smarter? (I’m waiting for an answer, guys!). And on a totally different topic, did you know that the main way of preventing diarrhea resides right in your house? Check out Handwashing Reduces Diarrhea.
David from Healthblawg attended the Northeast Corridor Health 2.0 conference in Cambridge and blogs about it here at Health 2.0, Offline and in the Flesh. I missed the one in San Francisco, apparently the next one is in San Diego!
Congratulations to the bloggers at NY Emergency Medicine for winning the 2007 Medgadget award for Best Clinical Sciences! Not all war casualties are physical. In his NY Emergency Medicine column, Shrinking the News, Peter Sheehy discusses the poor state of psychiatric care for our Iraq war veterans in A Debt That Haunts.
Barbara muses over an article noting that Fighting With Your Spouse Can Help You Live Longer. This is one you may want to put on the refrigerator and you can find it over at In Sickness and in Health.
Sgt Pepper is considered to be the Beatles’ masterpiece, and here are a few of the “masterpieces” of this GR edition.
Whether or not you are a physician, FineArtDoctor at In My Humble Opinion writes a beautiful essay on why he still chooses to practice medicine in Why I Am Still A Physician. You’ll find inspiration in it no matter what your profession.
This week in her NY Emergency Medicine column Short Coat, Alexandra discusses traveling through the magical mystery tour of 2008 and what this year holds for her in A (Happy) New Year. Let’s just say it’s going to be a big one and she could use some encouragement!
When it comes to colds, is there a “normal” number? Allergy Notes says yes! Find out how many in How Many Respiratory Infections Are Normal in Children. And while you’re there, check out this Mnemonic for Different Causes of Cough: BAD CAT TOM.
Alvaro at the always educational Sharp Brains submits a post looking at how neuroimaging and the brain reserve theory support the value of education, lifelong learning and stimulating hobbies in Looking Inside the Brain: Is My Brain Fit? A second post examines the promising, but unproven, value of neurofeedback for kids with ADHD: How Strong Is the Research Support for Neurofeedback Treatment in Attention Deficits?
Medicine will never “let it be” when it comes to disease (how’s that for a stretch of theme?).
Dr. Emer discusses the dreaded dengue virus in Herbal Cure for Dengue? He also offered to host Change of Shift, joining Fat Doctor and Dr. Anonymous in the ranks of “Docs Who Have Hosted!” Hey Dr. Emer, I’ll have my people call your people!
GrrlScientist from Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted) is back at Grand Rounds with a look at stem cell use in Stem Cell Treatments Offer Hope to Injured Horses, a research study with human implications!
If you’ve ever read “The Hot Zone”, you know how frightening the ebola virus can be. Ed at Not Exactly Rocket Science discusses studying the virus in Editing Ebola – How To Tame One of the World’s Deadliest Viruses
This marks “The End” of this edition of Grand Rounds.
Next week, our host will be Amy at Diabetes Mine, so be sure to write “Something” so that we can all “Come Together” next week!
In the spirit of the Beatles theme, I leave you with the link to the Abbey Road webcam!
Thanks for visiting!