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The 2009 Medical Weblog Awards: Vote For Your Favorite Blog

The 2009 Medical Blog Awards

The polls are now open in the Sixth Annual Medical Weblog Awards.

  • Best Medical Weblog
  • The Blog that Ate Manhattan

    Clinical Cases and Images

    Clinical Correlations

    Dr Shock MD PhD

    Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog


    Musings of a Distractible Mind

    Please vote here… Read more »

    *This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*

    Standing Up To Bullies: A Father Shows His Son How It’s Done

    Brad 1975009Brad asked how I think I influenced his development as a child. I think I taught him about leadership, perseverance, patience, problem solving, pattern recognition, innovative thinking, and compassion for others. The irony is I believe he taught me more than I taught him.

    Mutual trust and respect must go hand and hand with the love for a child. Kids are people too. They have the same emotional responses to perceived events as we do as adults.

    One of many incidents of mutual respect comes to mind. Brad was 11 years old in the 6th grade.

    My accountant, at that time, was an avid stamp collector. I thought learning about the sub culture of stamp collecting would be a terrific intellectual experience for both of us. My accountant took us to several stamp shows and taught us how to value stamps. We started collecting. We accumulated a nice stamp collection. The collection had great potential to increase in value. We both learned a lot and grew together in the stamp collecting business. Read more »

    *This blog post was originally published at Repairing the Healthcare System*

    Kitchen Spoons: Not A Great Way To Measure Medicines

    A Spoonful of Medicine:  Not a good thing

    A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that people who use a kitchen spoons to pour liquid medicine aren’t getting the right dosage. Here’s what to use to get it right.

    Use your kitchen spoon for food, not to measure medicine

    Measuring Precisely is Vital

    Ask any pastry chef or professional baker, and they’ll tell you that using exact measurements in baking is critical for a successful end product. Read more »

    *This blog post was originally published at Health in 30*

    What’s Sexier Than Compression Stockings?

    Compression stockings are cool ... right?  :pThanks to the happy combination of Factor V Leiden and being pregnant, I’m rocking a higher chance than average for a blood clot while traveling.  Back in October, when I was just a few months along, a lot of my travel was on the Acela, cruising back and forth between Boston and Philly, in addition to some flights.  So I needed to take these clotting risks into account.

    “You’re telling me I should pick up some compression stockings, then?”  I asked my obstetrician, after we had discussed my upcoming travel plans. Read more »

    *This blog post was originally published at Six Until Me.*

    Scientologists ‘Heal’ Haiti Victims With Therapeutic Touch

    Oh, good.  Everything’s under control.  The Scientologists are there.

    Amid the mass of aid agencies piling in to help Haiti quake victims is a batch of Church of Scientology “volunteer ministers”, claiming to use the power of touch to reconnect nervous systems….

    Some doctors at the hospital are skeptical. One US doctor, who asked not to be named, snorted: “I didn’t know touching could heal gangrene.” Read more »

    *This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*

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    It’s no secret that doctors are disappointed with the way that the U.S. healthcare system is evolving. Most feel helpless about improving their work conditions or solving technical problems in patient care. Fortunately one young medical student was undeterred by the mountain of disappointment carried by his senior clinician mentors…

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    How To Be A Successful Patient: Young Doctors Offer Some Advice

    I am proud to be a part of the American Resident Project an initiative that promotes the writing of medical students residents and new physicians as they explore ideas for transforming American health care delivery. I recently had the opportunity to interview three of the writing fellows about how to…

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    Book Review: Is Empathy Learned By Faking It Till It’s Real?

    I m often asked to do book reviews on my blog and I rarely agree to them. This is because it takes me a long time to read a book and then if I don t enjoy it I figure the author would rather me remain silent than publish my…

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    The Spirit Of The Place: Samuel Shem’s New Book May Depress You

    When I was in medical school I read Samuel Shem s House Of God as a right of passage. At the time I found it to be a cynical yet eerily accurate portrayal of the underbelly of academic medicine. I gained comfort from its gallows humor and it made me…

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    Eat To Save Your Life: Another Half-True Diet Book

    I am hesitant to review diet books because they are so often a tangled mess of fact and fiction. Teasing out their truth from falsehood is about as exhausting as delousing a long-haired elementary school student. However after being approached by the authors’ PR agency with the promise of a…

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