We’ll travel through the medical blogosphere of 21st century Earth, where we will find that Grand Rounds can be found on Twitter (@grandrounds) and on a website known as Facebook (Grand Rounds).
“All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?” – the Eleventh Doctor
The adventure begins…
Jordan Grumet notes the expertise the primary care physician brings to a patient’s last days in? More on Old Fashioned Internal Medicine – Discussing End of Life Care, found at In My Humble Opinion.
The Doctor always travels with a companion, or two.
Jamie Davis heads up a prestigious panel of podcasting nursing colleagues in Something Borrowed, Something Blue on Insights in Nursing.
In Swanson: Physicians Have An Ethical Duty To Participate in Social Media, Dr. Val at Better Health references physicians, but the points she makes are relevant to all health care providers.
This is a Dalek. The Doctor is their nemesis. Don’t let the toilet plunger arm fool you, they want to “EXTERMINATE!” the Earth!
Jacqueline at Laika’s MedLibLog sheds some light on Expert Curators, WisdomCards & the True Wisdom of @organizedwisdom.
A recent meta-analysis in the British Journal of Medicine (BMJ) concludes that chondroitin, glucosamine and their combination do not reduce joint pain or have an impact on narrowing of joint space. Highlight Health‘s Diana Gitig reviews the analysis in Glucosamine and Chondroitin Found to be Ineffective for Relief of Arthritis Pain.
Medicare drops consultation codes, and The Happy Hospitalist notes that physicians could manipulate these new rules to cash in, if they were so inclined. Find out how in Physician Consulting Opportunities in the New Medicare Era: It’s a Gold Mine Out There!
Jay at the Colorado Long Term Care Insider notes that “From 1991 to 2007, bankruptcy filings by people age 65 to 74 rose by 178%…Health care expenses are definitely contributing to the number of seniors who are facing financial difficulties or filing for bankruptcy”. Read more in Health Care Expenses an Increasing Burden for Elder Americans.
Physicians have a duty and a right to voice concerns over questionable medical claims, don’t they? As rlbates posts at Suture for a Living, this very situation has led to a Physician Threatened by Libel Action.
Looks like the Doctor has some interesting news on his iPhone….
Rich Elmore at Healthcare Technology News reports that while healthcare reform came under fire in many parts of the country, a single payer system is very much on the horizon in Vermont. The nation will be watching as Single Payer System Takes Center Stage in Vermont.
Say good-bye to thin, lousy hospital gowns. Dr. Elaine Schattner gives the details at Medical Lessons. See Hospital Fashion News from A.A.R.P. and the Cleveland Clinic. And just for fun, I’ve added a link to a photo of the gown.
Rachel Baumgartel not only beguiles us at Tales of Rachel, she is also the writer of Rachel’s Diabetes Tales at Diabetes Daily. This week, she submits a post about the “Double D” (and we aren’t talking Victoria’s Secret here). Check out D-Blog Day: Six Things About the Double D’s.
Once in a great while, a research study reveals a truth that can change the course of life itself. InsureBlog shares one such study in Outstanding Food Pyramid News. I, for one, wept with joy at the discovery.
Thanks for reading! It’s been a blast hosting Grand Rounds for a sixth time!
Next week, Grand Rounds will be hosted by Amanda Brown, DVM on her Facebook blog! It’s the first time a veterinarian has hosted Grand Rounds and the first time GR has been hosted on Facebook!
See you then!