From the White House with Love: Cannon Fodder?
Cannon fodder: military personnel who are treated as expendable. The Washington Post and Salon Magazine have been reporting the horrid conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 8 miles from Capitol Hill and the White House where o...
Thank You Laurie Edwards at Chronic Dose for Grand Rounds Vol. 4 No. 50
Author/blogger Laurie Edwards at Chronic Dose hosted Getting Educated Medical Grand Rounds this week. Thanks for including my post Have the Olympics Inspired You to New Fitness Greatness? in this delightful edition of Grand Rounds.
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...
World Refugee Day: Bleak Picture for Somalis & Iraqis
June 20 is World Refugee Day and the United Nations wants us all to get informed and get involved in the plight faced by millions. Refugee health is a subject I am particularly passionate about, as I wrote my graduate thesis on it about five year...
US Healthcare Costs to Double in Ten Years ($4 Trillion)!
According to a report released by the US Department of Health and Human Services, healthcare costs in our nation will double by the year 2016. That means 20% of our national budget will be spent on healthcare. Authored by economists from the Cente...
Nit Pickers Should Get Their Head Examined
Your child returns to school, everything is going fine, and then the note comes home from the school nurse. "Dear parent, the school nurse has determined that little Johnny has a small ecosystem growing in his hair and he is being excluded from sc...
Thank You Dr.Dork!
Once a week Grand Rounds - a carnival of health-related blogs - is hosted by a medical blogger who sifts through multiple entries (and this week it quadruple the normal amount...I can't imagine how many that is but I can only assume it was a lot!)...
New Orleans Continuing Health Crisis: Can YOU help?
Two years ago, the levees broke in the beautiful, historic American city, New Orleans. 80% of the city was flooded, close to 2000 died and 1.5 million people were displaced. Many remain displaced to this day. In a previous post, I discussed th...