Thank You LaikaSpoetnik Grand Rounds From The Netherlands
Thank you Jacqueline for hosting Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 2 this week on the LaikaSpoetnik MedLibLog and including my article Fast Fitness - Stretch For Menstrual Cramps - a quick stretching technique to ease symptoms of menstrual and other uterin...
Calories Burned in Prayer
Last week at the sports medicine conference, I talked to a researcher from Kuwait University. Dr. Jasem Ramadan presented a lovely little study called Bioenergetics of Islamic Prayers, measuring the amount of oxygen and calories the physical movem...
Can We Teach Young Doctors to Be Healthy?
We have been traveling for the past 2 months in Asia and are on the way to the chilly Smokey Mountains of Tennessee USA to teach medical students for a week during their rotation elective in Wilderness Medicine. This is the third year I will teach...
Thank You Grand Rounds 5.13 - Best Posts of the Year
Thank you to the blog A Chronic Dose for hosting the "Best Medical Posts of The Year" edition of Grand Rounds and including my post including my post Innovation in Abdominal Muscles.The web edition of Grand Rounds is a weekly collection of the bes...
Neutral Spine Fun For Kids and Adults
As kids become pre-teens, the slight normal inward curve of the lower spine often increases too much. Large degree of hyper-lordosis (swayback) is often written in medical textbooks as normal development, however, my physician colleagues who see p...
Thank You Grand Rounds 6.3 - Pallimed
Thank you Pallimed for not including me in your votes of the best in palliative medicine for Grand Rounds Vol 6, No 3 this week. Palliative medicine, by definition, means to alleviate pain and symptoms without eliminating the causes. Palliative co...
A Smile For The Equinox
Here is a photo of Venus, Jupiter, and the Earth's moon, appearing as if smiling, taken by Scott Chaney:If the photo does not load, try http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6377981,00.jpgDay and night will be approximately equal length today...
Three Common Swimming and SCUBA Myths in the News Again
On Monday July 7, a news show Troubled Waters featured a story of two scuba divers who floated 19 hours overnight after they and their dive boat did not connect after a dive on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.In their television interview, the...
Reader Successes Endure - Next Update From Bill
After being told he'd have to retire, have surgery, and live with pain forever, Coast Guard Lieutenant Bill S. attended my workshops and went to on return to marathon biking and new work flying cargo 747's around the world - with Captain's bars. B...