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...
May 17: National Employee Health & Fitness Day
National Employee Health & Fitness Day is a national health promotion observance sponsored by the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF). Workplace health and fitness promotion programs are win-win propositions, and we're all abo...
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...
December 1st is World AIDS Day
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in the United States in the summer of 1981. As the epidemiologic pattern of the disease unfolded, it was determined that an infectious agent, transmissible by sexual contact and by bl...
Do You Practice Safe Rx?: It's "Talk about Prescriptions Month"
Prescription medicines have been a lifesaver for many people, people with type 1 diabetes (and some with type 2 diabetes too) can't live without insulin, lithium has transformed the treatment of certain mental illnesses, and warfarin has blood clo...
How Sweet it Is? Valentine's Day Grand Rounds Thanks to HealthBlawg
Thank you David C. Harlow at HealthBlawg, the Health Care Law Blog, for including my post Preventable Tragedies: Pimp C & Heath Ledger in his Grand Rounds 4.21. With a nod to both Chaucer and Shakespeare, he makes this week's wrap-up of medic...
Thank You, Dr. Keagirl
This week's installment of Medical Grand Rounds (v. 3.28) is hosted by Dr. Keagirl, an attending Urologist from "Big City, U.S.A."We at Healthline would like to thank her for shining the spotlight on our medical bloggers in this issue. Several Hea...
Ted Kennedy Diagnosed with a Glioma (Malignant BrainTumor)
I was only twelve at the time, but I’ve always remembered Senator Ted Kennedy’s concession speech from the 1980 Democratic Convention in NYC. He had entered the hall trailing incumbent Jimmy Carter’s number of pledged delegate votes by a whopping ...
Big Leap Forward in Understanding Genetics Underlying Prevalent Diseases
The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC), a collaboration of 24 leading human geneticists analyzing thousands of DNA samples from patients suffering prevalent human diseases, have announced breakthrough research findings. Hailed as a "....