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Revolution Rounds: The Best of the Medical Expert Blogs, 3.21.08

This week I was honored to be featured as the first post in the line up at Polite Dissent’s Grand Rounds. Over the past couple of weeks Revolution Health’s bloggers have been doing their part to contribute to health knowledge. Here’s my round up of the best of their recent posts:

Health tips

Spring break is coming up for millions of children and teens. Dr. Stacy Stryer has some health tips for sun and water safety.

Stretching is an important healing technique for some injuries and conditions. Dr. Jim Herndon explains what we know about the use and value of stretching exercises.

Does an affair mean your marriage is over? Mira Kirshenbaum has some suggestions for healing after infidelity, and a group to help you do it.

Some people feel regret after prostate cancer surgery. Dr. David Penson offers some empathy and advice.

What’s new in prostate cancer treatment? Dr. Mike Glode give a short synopsis.

Meditation might decrease your sleep requirements. Dr. Steve Poceta reviews this claim.

Did you know?

Men hate to apologize. Relationship expert Mira Kirshenbaum has some ideas as to why that might be.

Teen scientists are contributing to colon cancer research. Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz discusses what his daughter and a Junior Nobel Science Award-winning teen have in common.

Toenail fungus is very common in the elderly. Dr. Joe Scherger explains why this is so, and why it’s so difficult to treat.

Overweight menopausal women may suffer more severe hot flashes. Dr. Vivian Dickerson explains why.

An anti-snoring shirt has been developed to help people remain on their sides while asleep. Dr. Steve Poceta explains how sleep position is related to snoring.

Human growth hormone doesn’t actually strengthen your muscles, it just makes you retain water. Dr. Jim Herndon reviews the latest research.

There’s a new clinical trial designed for women with metastatic colon cancer. Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz explains what the scientists are hoping to learn from the research study.

Baby-naming is an art. Dr. Stacy Stryer discusses the history of finding just the right name for your child.

Patient advocate Robin Morris discusses her opinion of Larry King’s recent autism-focused show.

How should a doctor share bad news with a patient? Neurologist Larry Leavitt explains.


Happy Easter weekend everyone!

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