Data Theft from Health Care Facilities - What's Up with That?
May 2006: Laptopgate - a VA employee took his laptop containing personal data on over 26 million veterans, active duty personnel and their spouses, home with him. The laptop was subsequently stolen by 3 teenagers and later recovered by police.Augu...
Celebrities and Schoolkids: Money for Haiti Coming from All Directions
The citizens of the world are responding en masse to the January 12 disaster in Haiti, mainly in the form of money. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has been tracking the overwhelming response to fund-raising efforts across the US. In a January 18 re...
June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month
The Scleroderma Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of those effected by scleroderma through support, education and research. The Foundation website is a wealth of valuable, in-depth resources about this complex illness.Research: The...
Thank You Dr. Deb at Encephalon!
Dr. Deb is a brainy psychologist whose blog, Encephalon, features articles about the human psyche. She picked up my post stating we should give Michael Vick a break, The Warrior Archetype and Violence. Thanks!
Clostridrum Difficile Infections: Increased Threat
C. difficile or CDAD (Clostridium difficile associated diseases) are gastrointestinal infections caused by an anaerobic bacterium and usually acquired by people who are already sick and often in a health care facility. Symptoms can range from mil...
American Diabetes Alert Day
Today is the fourth Tuesday of March and if you just happen to not be in the know, then you need to get with it. This is the American Diabetes Alert Day, a day for you to take time to find out if you are at risk for diabetes.First off find out all...
Que Significa ser Padres? Parenting Advice en Espanol
Just in time for Dia de los Madres, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a free publication with Evidence-Based Parenting Guidelines. The English version, Adventures in Parenting, is also available. Call 1-800-370-2943. Llama e...
Study Proves Parents Don't Understand Kids
A University of Rochester Medical Center study proves what kids have long suspected - parents have unreasonable expectations of them. No matter what parents income and education level, they don't know the basics of child development and often mis...
Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving - Tips for Survival
Cheers to all the lucky souls who look forward to getting together for the holidays. Some of us make up lame excuses to avoid our families. Some us have good excuses (we have to work, we can't afford the air fare, we have rehearsals for upcoming...
Thank You Dr.Rob! Or Is It Dr.Seuss?
Thank you to Dr.Rob of Musings of A Distractible Mind for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my posting Musings of a Befuddled Pharmacist. Grand Rounds is a compilation of blogs from all across the medical blogosphere that is held once a...