Summer from Hell: Getting a Handle on Anxiety & Depression
I am so glad summer is over because for me, it has been a summer from hell. It's not the worst summer of my life - that was the one when my husband died when our daughter was 7 months old and the mountains were on fire. I thought the world was e...
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month: Blood Cancer Society's CoPay Assistance Program
September is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Awareness Month. Blood cancers are considered "catastrophic illnesses" in that it is extremely expensive to pay for treatment for them. Until we have health care reform in the US, the society offe...
Thank You Grunt Doc for Hosting Your 6th Grand Rounds!
GruntDoc, a blog writing, Grand Rounds hosting ER physician in Texas hosted the 200th edition of Grand Rounds this week. Hey Doc - thanks for including my Happy 90th Birthday Nelson Mandela post...Check out Grand Rounds, always some interesting s...
Thanks Over! My! Med! Body! for Grand Rounds 3.41!
Anonymous! Med! Student!- somewhere here on the Left Coast! writes a savvy little blog Over! My! Med!Body! and hosted Grand Rounds 3.41 this week. Thanks to you Grahamazon for including my COMA: Interview with Liz Garbus post about the HBO docu...
Medical Doctors and Genocide - Dr. Karadzic Captured
First Do No Harm - it's the time honored Hippocratic Oath of all medical doctors. But there is more: I consider for the benefit of my patients and will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to anyo...
New Antidepressant Labeling Proposed by FDA
Strong warnings about increased risk of suicide should be extended to include young adults 18 to 24, according to an FDA advisory panel. Currently, warnings only cover teens.This recommendation came as a result of an FDA review of 372 studies con...
Topamax: I love you!
Today marks the first month in years that I am migraine free, thanks to Topamax. I was really grateful and a little apprehensive when my doctor prescribed sumatriptan injections for the incapacitating headaches that crippled me about 11 years ago...
A Foundation for the House of Medicine
When you build a house, you begin with the foundation. The same holds true for the U.S. health care system. The President and Congress are scrambling to put up a reform structure that would have a better chance to succeed if the cinderblocks and j...
The Best of the Medical Blogosphere
Some early adopters of the medical blogosphere have started a weekly collection of blog posts called "Grand Rounds," which is an aggregation of interesting blog posts from other medical bloggers. I wanted to give a note of thanks to the host of th...