Hilarious Journal Articles and NCBI ROFL
Levitating Frog, Image via WikipediaTwo years ago, I began collecting "hilarious journal articles" and posting them on kidneynotes.com. Here's a sample:The untapped potential of virtual game worlds to shed light on real world epidemicsDidgeridoo p...
Grand Rounds is up at Med Valley High
Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Med Valley High. Thanks for including my post on The Value of Mind Mapping.
A Better Pillbox from MIT
Researchers at MIT have built a better pillbox.The hurdles to taking medications are many. Patients forget their medications, purposefully don't take their medications, or accidentally take too much or too little. And sometimes, taking medications...
The Best of the Medical Blogosphere
Thanks to those of you who came and read Grand Rounds here last week. It was great to have so many visitors and bloggers who were inspired to post at their own sites.I wanted to holler out thanks to the host of this week's Grand Rounds for includ...
"How Doctors Think" Reviewed
I'm almost finished reading Dr. Jerome Groopman's book on medical mistakes, "How Doctors Think."Well, not reading, exactly. I'm listening to it as an audiobook from Audible.com on my iPhone. Audible provides audiobooks on a wide variety of topics,...
10,000 Steps and Digital Pedometers
Most people find it difficult to make time to exercise, but exercising -- or at least, avoiding being sedentary -- is essential for weight loss and overall health. When I counsel patients on weight loss, I initially recommend small incremental cha...
My Interview With Google Discussing Google Book Search
Google interviewed me a few weeks ago about Google Book Search -- why it's innovative and how doctors can use it. The 2 minute video is posted on The Efficient MD.
New cure for hiccups via the oldest medical technology: digital rectal exam
One of the first medical technologies physicians-in-training are tasked with perfecting is our physical exam. For male physicians, one of the most dreaded parts is the digital rectal exam, since we know that we ourselves will need to be subjected...
Followups and Links of Interest
A few things that caught my eye these last few weeks:OR-Live offers live and archived webcasts of more than 600 surgical procedures.From the NEJM:This spring the U.S. Supreme Court in Baze v. Rees1 will rule on the constitutionality of the three-d...
Magnetic Stimulation of Brain Shows Promise in Stroke Survivors
Leave it to inquisitive Harvard researchers to stimulate brains with magnets to help stroke survivors. In the August issue of Stroke, researchers repeated earlier successes with stroke surviors by magnetic stimulation of the brain on the opposite...