Bike to Work Week
Gas prices have topped $4 a gallon. Evidence of climate change is devastating in terms of loss of lives, cost of food, and homelessness with the cyclone in Myanmar, tornadoes in North America, drought, floods, famine, icebergs breaking off around...
April is National Humor Month
Who knew it would be so hard to find medical articles from trusted sources that talk about the benefits of laughter and humor to health. Small wonder we hardly ever hear such statements as "it's summer time, let's get season pass co-payments to th...
Interview with Coach E of HBO's Autism: The Musical
I had the pleasure of interviewing Elaine Hall – Coach E – of the HBO documentary Autism: The Musical. The movie premieres Tuesday at 8 PM. Click here for the complete viewing schedule. JC: So what would you like to tell me about this proje...
5 Ways to Stop Sickness, Cold!
About 25% of our staff is out this week or part of it due to illness, mostly minor, but some serious enough to require hospitalization. Over lunch, we were discussing ways to stay healthy at work. I offer these friendly tips for staying well:Disin...
Go Blue for World Diabetes Day
November 14 is World Diabetes Day, the main global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. Over 150 countries and territories across the globe will mark the day in one way or another as a moment to pause and recognize the over 285 million people...
Thank You Scott at Polite Dissent for Grand Rounds 4.26
Polite Dissent: Comics, Medicine and Politics & Fun! hosted Grand Rounds this week and included my post Health Concerns of Prostitutes in a Western style round-up of a score of stories...Thanks Scott & great job of hosting!
Covering the Uninsured
Here is an issue that most Americans are familiar with in one way or another. For the last five years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has even promoted a week to sponsor it. This year, “Cover the Uninsured Week” runs from April 23 to April 29....
Give Your Kids a Boost - Teens Need Immunizations Too!
Teens are gearing up to return to high school. With all of the academic and social pressures on them these days, they don't need to be worrying about their health. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) wants us to Give Kids a Boost an...
Thank you Ian Miller, for Grand Rounds 3.35!
Ian Miller is an Emergency Department nurse with 20 years experience and a blogger at impactEDnurse.com. He hosted Grand Rounds, a round up of the best medical writing in the blogosphere, and issued a challenge for us to submit a post we were pa...
Home From Iraq: Acinetobacter Baumannii
Steve Silberman over at Wired reported quite a story in February, 2007: The Invisible Enemy. Advances in trauma care and frontline medicine is saving lives in Iraq. Injured troops are transported to the largest American military hospital in Eur...