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Comic Strip Details Chiropractic “Medicine”

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Darryl Cunningham has a lovely detailed explication of the state of chiropractic “medicine,” in a multipanel cartoon format!


Worth clicking through to see the whole thing.

*This blog post was originally published at Movin' Meat*

A Card Game Based On Your DNA?

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If your DNA determines who you are, and defines both your strengths and limitations, then you could say we all live our lives with a pre-dealt deck of cards.

That’s the premise of a new card game on display as part of the Talk to Me exhibit which opened at MOMA this week.

Players send in swabs of saliva; the designers send it out to be analyzed and then generate a customized 50-card deck from each player’s specific DNA…The deck allows players to become shadow versions of themselves, with all their genetic cards on the table, and in the game, as in reality, life depends on how the cards are played, not on which cards are dealt. The effects of any trait depend Read more »

*This blog post was originally published at The Blog That Ate Manhattan*

Pimped Out Wheelchairs

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atgw4.pngHumor site is profiling stories of five souped-up wheelchair projects. If you already have four wheels and a frame, might as well install a flame thrower on it. Or how about a motorcycle with a wheelchair docking system?

Link: The 5 Most Incredible Stories of Pimped Out Wheelchairs…

*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*

The Ten Types of Doctor Bloggers

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One of my favourite blogs just featured a nice picture that presents the 10 typical types of medical bloggers.

Here they are:

  • Dr. Funny
  • Dr. Mommy
  • Dr. Boring
  • Dr. Didactic
  • Dr. Product Placement
  • Dr. Resident
  • Dr. No Longer A Doctor
  • Dr. Political
  • Dr. Miracle
  • Dr. Whiny

Which type do you belong to?

Click on the image for the original source and size.

*This blog post was originally published at ScienceRoll*

A Poem: Mend

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We are living incarnations of a love that preceded us.

Vibrant, with ailing petals that should fall.

A knot in the throat, a conjuring of another’s quintessence,
as music brightens the void.

As we love others perhaps we can feel the face
of eternity shining down upon us.

If we could but hold on to love,
to be mindful of its primacy,
we might never grow dim again.

*This blog post was originally published at The Examining Room of Dr. Charles*

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