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Grand Rounds 3.38 Immediate Release

Welcome to the latest round up of the best of the healthcare
blogosphere. Today it is my pleasure to offer you your weekly dose of Grand
Rounds, optimized for your state of mind.
I believe that there are two basic types of blog readers, and so you’re
getting Grand Rounds 2 ways (with a dash of cartoons thrown in for extra “feel
good” measure):

  1. Just
    the Facts
    : Distractible, hurried, currently in between seeing patients –
    or perhaps your kids, cats, dogs, llamas are begging for attention… or
    maybe you’re an ER nurse or surgeon who has no patience for long winded
    stories?  You’re category one and
    should proceed directly to Grand Rounds IR (immediate release – below).
  2. All
    the Details
    : Calm, peaceful, you enjoy good prose and a cup of chai
    latte.  You like reading all the
    juicy details of a grand rounds line up and will spend hours picking
    through the references – or maybe you’re an Internist or Psychologist who
    knows that the best medicine is found in the details?  You’re category two and should proceed
    directly to Grand Rounds XR (extended release – next post).

Many thanks to Nick Genes, father of Grand Rounds (who acts
behind the scenes to ensure the success of each host), and please check out
next week’s Grand Rounds at Code Blog: Tales of a Nurse.

Grand Rounds IR (asterisk
= honorable mention for great writing)

Happy Posts

*Starbucks Caters to Diabetics

Woman Saved by Bush Pilot in Frozen Tundra

*CEO Says He’s Sorry

Prayer Can Reduce Arthritis Risk?

*Disaster Unpreparedness [Cartoon]

Med School Graduation Ceremony [Cartoon]

Nurse uses Star Trek Mentor to Set Course for Kindness

Shrink Rap Podcast: Prank Call with Dr. Phil McGraw &

*Cape Cod Vacation Derailed by Flood, Stroke, Famine & Infection

The Evils of Hand Washing

Sad Posts

Triage in the ED [Cartoon]

*Sad Cases in ED

Elderly at Risk of Death From Tranquilizers [Cartoon]

Life as a Nurse Assistant in Vermont

Hot Topics



Healthcare Outsourcing (podcast)  [Cartoon]

Blog Censorship A

Blog Censorship B

Arrogant Docs [Cartoon]

Should Kim See Sicko?

Helpful Tips

To Fend off Bears

To Get the most out of Medicine, Web 2.0 style

To Get into Medical

To Avoid Kidney Damage from Contrast Agents

To Perform A Pyloromyotomy [Cartoon]

To Diet Successfully – Gluten Free [Cartoon]

Case Reports


Rare pancreatic tumor


Cost-benefit analysis of genetic testing

Commencement Speech for Harvard Medical
School Graduation

New Alzheimer’s Research [Cartoon]

New Genetic Research

Book Recommendation for Type 2 Diabetes

For the full text version complete with cheerful commentary, please go to Grand Rounds XR
(next post)

This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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2 Responses to “Grand Rounds 3.38 Immediate Release”

  1. chronicbabe says:

    Hi Val, great work with Grand Rounds today! Thanks for hosting – best wishes, Jenni Prokopy, Editrix of ChronicBabe and Gluten-Free Babe

  2. wellth says:

    Grand Rounds?  What an accomplishment. 🙂   Thanks, much!

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