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...
Oh Canada! Thank you Dr. Liana for Grand Rounds 3.31!
Canadians twice in a week! They sure are smart. Dr. Liana is a hockey lovin' rural medicine resident blogging her way through Alberta and put together a really fascinating trek through the solar system of medical writing at Med Valley High this ...
Grandma was right - Eat Your Vegetables!
Think you have no control over your cancer risk? More and more, studies are proving that watching your weight, staying active and eating fruits and vegetables significantly cuts your cancer risk.The first President Bush may have had an aversion t...
Aplastic Anemia and MDS: Clinical Trials
Before new medical treatments can be offered to the general public, they are tested with clinical trials. If you have a disease with no known cure, you may want to consider participating in a Clinical Trial. Developers of new medications and treat...
April Fool's! It's Grand Rounds - Making the Rounds
Thank you to all of the Tricksters & Jokers out there in Medical Blogosphereland for including my post National Youth Violence Prevention Week in the same heady company as Chucky Cheese, protecting our young uns...To quote Medgadget - who call...
May is Better Sleep Month
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. ~ John SteinbeckWho doesn't love their sleep? Yes I know there are those morning people that jump out of bed ever...
Haitian Health Concerns Grow Due to Devastating Quake
As President Barack Obama pledges one of the biggest relief efforts in recent history and begins the 3,500-soldier and 2,200-marine rescue mission to Haiti, it is becoming clear through various correspondents that the situation in the major cities...