In the Global Fight Against Malaria WHO turns on Gates Foundation?
The deadliest animal on the planet is the irritating little mosquito, responsible for over 1 million deaths annually. Dr. Regina Rabinovich has dedicated her life to solving the problem of malaria, haunted by the specter of 3 deaths of children p...
Thank you Nurse Geena at Codeblog for Grand Rounds 3.39!
Guess Geena supported my side of the story on the medical blogging controversy. She included my post Medical Blogging 2.0? It's About Time in this weeks Grand Rounds over at Codeblog: Tales of a Nurse.It's a round up of the usual suspects in the...
National School Breakfast Week
Among the sundry pearls of wisdom passed down the ages, one treasured favorite has dubbed breakfast "the most important meal of the day." In establishing and maintaining wellness, grandmother’s advice is just as true and relevant today as it was i...
Worried about Superbugs? Drink Green Tea
Out of Egypt comes a study reporting findings that drinking green tea while taking antibiotics increases their efficacy (ability to fight disease) by as much three times. For some reason, drinking green tea while taking antibiotics decreases the d...
National Women and Girls in Sports Day: Support Title IX
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Has it come to this? Are things really that bad? Do we really need to designate a specific week to go out of our way to be kind to others? Well, I guess the answer is yes because this year, February 12-18 is Random Acts of Kindness Week. So what's...
5 Tips for Bicycle Safety & Summer Fun
One of the mother's who shares my commute told me her family's Fourth of July weekend was ruined by an unfortunate accident. Her 13 year old was riding her bicycle - in flip flops - and fell into a picket fence, catching her toe in one of the woo...
Thank You Dr. Schwimmer for Grand Rounds 3.51!
Joshua Schwimmer, MD stays ahead of the pack with the latest technology and writes a blog here at Healthline, Tech Medicine, and The Efficient MD: Notes on Personal Productivity. He hosted this week's Grand Rounds and requested submissions addres...
Thank You, Dr. Wes for Grand Rounds 4.29!
Dr. Wes is a blogging cardiologist who seems to be implying my piece on a Public Health Crisis at Endoscopy Center gave him Atrial Fibrillation. Still, he included it his round up of great writing in cyberspace and for that, I thank him. Great r...
Celebrity Drug Overdoses - Who's Really To Blame?
John Belushi, Dana Plato, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, River Phoenix, Chris Farley, Anna Nicole Smith...and now Heath Ledger. You may have guessed already what the connection is... untimely death due to "accidental" drug overdoses....