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There is a new social campaign being launched right now on Webicina.com that curates the medical resources of social media in 80 topics in 18 languages:
We receive hundreds of suggestions from empowered patients and medical professionals every week about which social media resources should be included in our selections, and we thought we must find a way to let them know how much we appreciate their help.
So now we kindly ask you to tell us your story about how social media helped you improve your health management or helped you get better in your specialty in order to win grand prizes.
As we curate resources in basically all the social media platforms, you can tell your story in any platforms from Twitter and Facebook to blogs and Youtube. Your submissions will be Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at ScienceRoll*
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Dear Medical Bloggers – Better Health is pleased to be hosting Grand Rounds on November 8th, 2011. Please submit your best post to us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Put “Grand Rounds Submission” in the subject line. Give us the link to your blog and the permalink to the post that you’d like us to feature – along with a brief description of the post.
There is no theme – as usual, we’d like to know what’s on your minds first and then if a theme shines through the submissions we’ll run with it!
We look forward to reading your posts!
Val Jones & Dryden Epstein
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A good friend and fellow physician sent me this notice. This is an important public service announcement.
An individual citizen, not the government, initiated the program. If adoption of the program becomes a national standard, it will demonstrate people power and individual responsibility.
The key to Repairing the Healthcare System is individual responsibility. This program represents an opportunity for every individual to assume responsibility for themselves and alert everyone they know to be responsible for themselves.
A paramedic conceived ICE. At the scene of accidents he found cell phones on an unconscious victim but he could not find whom to notify.
He thought it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized symbol to find a victim’s contact person In Case of an Emergency in the victims cell phone directory.
The ICE cell phone number could be Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Repairing the Healthcare System*
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As clinicians, we know that the nearly one million patients who receive outpatient cancer treatment each year are at risk for serious infections that may lead to hospitalization, disruptions in chemotherapy schedules, and in some cases, death. Even so, it appears that outpatient oncology facilities may vary greatly in their attention to infection prevention. As one example – at an oncology clinic in Nebraska, it was discovered that syringes were reused to access bags of saline that were shared among multiple patients. This unsafe practice led to the transmission of hepatitis C virus to at least 99 cancer patients, resulting in one of the largest healthcare-associated outbreaks of its kind.
To help address this problem, CDC is launching a new program called Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients, featuring tools to help both clinicians and patients prevent infections.
As a cornerstone of this new initiative, CDC worked with Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Safe Healthcare*
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I’d like to ask your help for a moment. I’m going to write a blog post for this week’s Clinical Psychiatry News on Bipolar Disorder. I’d like to know how you see the term used, or the symptoms that are hallmarks of the illness for you. If you respond as my favorite commenter, “Anonymous,” could I ask that you define yourself…psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, patient with bipolar disorder, friend of someone diagnosed with bipolar disorder….
Also, please just off the top of your head, I can read DSM or Google myself, and I’m more interested in Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Shrink Rap*