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The 12 STIs Of Christmas

My yearly Christmas favorite reposted, courtesy of the British National Health Service (BNHS):

The 12 STIs Of Christmas

(Click on the title image to watch)

I have seen several searches of this blog for the BNHS and wondered why. The answer: The site no longer carries the wonderful show, for reasons unknown to me. As for the searches, I guess the Christmas season has people thinking about sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) set to a Christmas tune.

Merry Christmas!

*This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*

A Clinical Case Game For Your iPhone Or iPad

A new iPhone/iPad game called “Prognosis: Your Diagnosis” looks like a decent attempt at making clinical case studies into a fun activity. Though it’s not clear how accurate and educational the game really is, the interface and goofy screenshots can certainly provide the foundation on which to deliver great content.



iTunes: Prognosis: Your Diagnosis…

Hat tip: ScienceRoll

*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*

Heart Murmurs: A Cartoon Guide

Ever wonder what the six grades of heart murmurs really means?

A cartoon guide to heart murmurs

SOURCE: A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor

*This blog post was originally published at*

Heart Conditions You Don’t Learn About In Medical School

This gave me a chuckle from Doc Cartoon:

Heart conditions 

*This blog post was originally published at EverythingHealth*

Secondhand Carbs

From the medical cartoons of Randy Glasbergen:

Secondhand carbs

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

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

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