Welcome to the Emergiblog Speedway, where the Grand Rounds 500 is about to get under way! No chance of a rain delay – our bloggers are ready to roll!
Thirty-nine bloggers have shown up for the event. All entries have qualified; no posts were sent back to the garage.
And ladies, don’t worry, you’re welcome on the track, I just wanted to use the classic starting phrase!
Kasey Kahne is THE best driver and my favorite, so here are some posts that I particularly liked.
You can say these have earned the “pole” position.
First of all, if you did not have a chance to hear Dr. Anonymous’ BlogTalkRadio interview with Carrie of NeoNurseChic, you must listen to the archive. An articulate, riveting story of living with chronic pain.
Next, I’d like to introduce a new blogger. MedicNurse has been reading us for about five years and has decided to enter the world of the medical blogosphere. I know I’m hooked. Check our Grumpy? or Misunderstood? at Medic/Nurse’s Blog. Welcome!
Wow. Rarely do I read a post that actually sways me on an issue. Is health care a right? Before you answer, or think you are convinced otherwise, read Duncan Cross’ post On Rights at his blog Ill. Humored.
Bwahahahahah! Vitum at Vitum Medicinus writes about the excitement of ER as only a medical student can in The Call Any Med Student In Emerg is Waiting For: There’s Been a Massive Accident. Hey Vitum, can you pass me a Kleenex? : D
There is a vlogger in town and her name is Kerri! Of course we all know Kerri from Six Until Me and today she is vlogging on Halloweenin’ Diabetes! We have a lot in common in that we both have Snickers on our minds, but I didn’t realize she was so pretty and I’m totally jealous but I put her in my favorites anyway. (Kerri, you can send the check for that last part to my PayPal account…)
Now I know very little ’bout birthin’ babies, so this story from Theresa at Rural Doctoring had me fascinated and biting my nails. I had no idea this was even possible. Here is Birth Story #388: A Successful Amnioinfusion.
Tony Stewart is a controversial figure; he is never afraid to speak his mind. Here are some topics that can also be considered controversial.
Whoa! This can’t be good. Matthew Mintz at Dr. Mintz’ Blog discusses a patient-specific letter he received that raises some important questions and a few eyebrows. Check out Pharma and Pharmacy: CVS and Merck Team Up to Sell Drugs!
Keeping it real: Sandy Szwarc makes swiss cheese out of a study linking obesity to an increase in Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents in a post entitled A Costly Truism That’s Not True… at her blog Junkfood Science.
Over at Insureblog, Henry Stern looks at the Personal Genome Project, the attempt to put together a “massive genetic database” to be used by researchers in the search for disease cures. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Nice Genes!”
The thought of an epidemic of a vaccine-preventable disease is scary. Sam at Canadian Medicine wants to know, “Is CBC News guilty of sensationalizing a story about an extremely rare side effect of the flu vaccine?” Check out Rx: A Healthy Dose of Reason.
NASCAR may be American, but auto racing is international.
Juan Pablo Montoya, from Bogota, Columbia illustrates that the will to win (and health care!) is the same no matter where we live.
Walter Jessen at Highlight HEALTH says, “Given the significance of biomedical research on healthcare, this article highlights the 2008 presidential candidates’ positions. Check out 2008 Presidential Candidates on the Issues of Biomedical Research and Healthcare.
Louise, blogging over at the Colorado Health Insurance Insider notes the staggering cost of caring for a child with autism and proposes a solution that has already been implemented with other illnesses in Autism and Health Insurance.
Universal health care sounds great, but who is going to provide it? Toni at Everything Health discusses the one missing piece to this puzzle in Universal Health Care is Doomed to Fail Without Primary Care.
Dr. Shock writes that for overweight or elderly women, Walking 3 times 50 Minutes a Week Keeps the Doctor Away. Now where did I put those Reeboks….
Dean over at The Back Pain Blog addresses questions about forward bending and sit-ups in, Sit-ups and the Herniated Disc. Touching on the risk factors associated with bending forward, he shares what he considers the proper way to do the sit-up.
NASCAR is safer than it has ever been, but injuries still happen. Marcos Ambrose suffered a broken ankle this season, and it isn’t unusual for the guys to race when they are sick.
Laurie at A Chronic Dose says: “I love sports but it’s not often they collide with discussions of chronic illness and managing a career. This week I talk about Rocco Baldelli, (Politics, Sports…and Chronic Illness?)the Tampa Bay Ray who has mitochondrial disease, and what his prime time struggle means for patients with rare diseases.” Couldn’t have said it better myself!
Erica Kain, a fertility blogger at Poked and Prodded tells what it was like to find out she was actually pregnant in My Miscarriage Was Misdiagnosed. It’s rare, but she give good information on how to be sure before you have a D&C.
Mark Martin is a well-respected racing veteran who is still on the circuit. (And only Mark Martin could get away with wearing a Viagra-sponsored suit!)Here are some posts from “veterans” (and soon-to-be veterans) of the health-care circuit.
Jordan from wrote a six-part story entitled “Obsession”. In In My Humble OpinionCommentary, written afterward, he mulls over what it means to be a physican…to “do no harm” when everything you do has that potential.
Anna Burkhead is a “veteran-to-be” as a medical student in North Carolina. She writes for The Differential at Medscape Med Students. Anna takes time to appreciate and marvel at her teammates in healthcare On the Bus.
Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out! Doc Gurley has written, directed and stars in a cinematic masterpiece! Emergiblog is proud to host the premier of the… Lost Tampon Video! To avoid aspiration, please do not eat or drink while viewing.
Peter over at Medical Pastiche has learned many things about medicine from film and he recounts them in Medicine in Media: Airplane! While you are there, check out the beta-blocker kitteh and the hyperkitteh!
I mean, did you ever doubt it!
It’s been great hosting once again and I hope you enjoyed getting to know a few of the men I spend Sunday afternoon with!
Next week, Grand Rounds will be hosted at my cohort, colleague and co-conspirator Mother Jones’ locale at Nurse Ratched’s Place.
See you then!