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Entries from May 2006

A.W.O.L.

May 29th, 2006 · No Comments

Ok. It’s been a while, I know. It has been quite a hectic few weeks between clinic, the lab, the Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising. Things have started to slow a little, and so I’m hoping to have some time to reflect on the more interesting events. I have the whole weekend off […]

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WWW.RIDEFORTHEM.COM On The Air

May 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

I am very pleased tonight to have seen the news story done by NECN: New England Cable News about my effort to raise $100,000 for pediatric oncology programs through the Pan-Mass Challenge. The little boy featured in the story is, along with my other patients, the heart and soul of my job and makes […]

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Weekend Update

May 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

So, the weekend was quite hectic, obliterating my every intention to do another episode of “real-time” blogging from the oncology ward. Of course, hectic is usually not equated with good in my field, and this weekend reinforced that concept. I’m just now getting a chance to breathe and reflect on all of the […]

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The Stages of (On-Call) Grief

May 22nd, 2006 · 4 Comments

This was brilliant. My favorite part of the weekend on-call:
The stages of grief that a fellow goes through upon receiving a 3am page on the stem cell transplant floor (as overheard on rounds from the stem cell transplant fellow; with apologies to Dr. E.K.R.):
1) Denial — I’m not going to have to get out of […]

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Pediatric Grand Rounds: Volume 1, Number 3

May 21st, 2006 · 8 Comments

Welcome to the latest edition of Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds. Unfortunately, there will be no CMEs available for this event, nor will there be coffee or donuts. However, I hope that you will find the submission thought-provoking and timely.
To begin with is a post from Neonatal Doc on what happens when hope collides […]

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On-Call for Oncology: Episode 2

May 19th, 2006 · No Comments

I’m back on for another oncology weekend. Since the ‘real-time’ blogging of the weekend seemed interesting last go around, I think I’ll try it again. Plus, I think that the last time I did this, it was a pretty quiet weekend. Co-incdence? Who knows.

Signout at 5p was made chaotic by a […]

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Soft Drinks …

May 19th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Not good for children.
Definititely not good for fish.
Maybe everyone should switch to tea.
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Tidbits

May 18th, 2006 · 6 Comments

I’m certain that there will be interesting clinical things to write about this weekend, given that I’m on call for the oncology service. Plus, the Gathering to Remember service is this Sunday, which believe it or not, I am very much looking forward to. There’s something sublime about a room full of people […]

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Juxtaposition

May 16th, 2006 · 3 Comments

There are many wonderful things about my new computer. Too many to mention, not that that stops me from tweaking my friend Nurse Spencer about the clear advantages of Macintosh over Windows. However, I must say that the Exposé feature is particularly cool in that it allows you to instantly tile all of […]

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Synchronicity II

May 16th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Apparently the word of the day is going to be the word of the week, or perhaps the month. One of the readers of my humble little blog here is the mother of a child who received very aggressive treatment for a very aggressive neuroblastoma. I met this woman, while I’ll call D., […]

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Pediatric Grand Rounds: Deadline 5/21/06 @ 7:00pm EDT

May 15th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Are you a pediatrician, or pediatric subspecialist who blogs? Do you have a blog entry about your experience with a pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist? Then the next edition of Pediatric Grand Rounds is for you! Please submit entries to me by Sunday, 5/21/06 at 7:00 pm (e-mail links or the like to […]

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An Ounce of Perception is Worth a Pound of Cure

May 15th, 2006 · 7 Comments

Ok. I’m back home, and I’m looking forward to a very productive week in the laboratory. There is a tremendous amount of good pedi onc stuff to write about, I have the photojournal from Guadalajara almost ready to go, and there’s lots of neat science and science policy to discuss. All of […]

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Ride For The + CarTalk = Perfect Together

May 13th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Word of the day: synchronicity. And, no, I’m not referring to the album by The Police (although it was one of my 80’s favorites, and considering that I’m going to my 20th high school reunion tonight, it is a valid thing to reminisce about). I’m talk about true synchronicity: two (or more) things […]

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What happened to spring ?

May 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Somehow the City of Boston seems to have swapped places with London as it has been gray, cold and damp for the past two days, and I’m told that this will continue for the next week. While this unfortunately keeps me off of my bike, it does make it somewhat easier to be in […]

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Tidbits …

May 8th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Medical
Rip that Band-Aid off quickly. Anticipation of pain is more distasteful than actual pain (nerd alert: links directly to the journal Science. You can get read the pre-digested CNN version here.
“I happened to be at home one Saturday morning, and I took some time out to think about the problem, and within a […]

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