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Entries from August 2006

And I thought I had a rough second job.

August 31st, 2006 · 2 Comments

Meet Dr. Tabare Vazquez. He’s an oncologist, with a specialty in breast cancer. He’s managed to find a pretty sweet deal in terms of his clinical responsibilities. He only works on Tuesdays from 9a until noon(ish).
How does he manage to work so little? Well, medicine is his second job now. […]

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I love (the) New York(er)

August 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

For many, many, many reasons, I love the New Yorker.
I love it as much as I love the really good issues of the New England Journal.
And here are a couple of reasons why.
First, who else would publish this:

And then, to put Adam Gopnik as the first story in The Talk of the Town and let […]

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Tags: Humor · Politics

Moonlit (tid)bits.

August 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I’m on-call (again) for my moonlighting gig. It’s not too busy here - the summers rarely are - but I’m still too pooped to write anything substantial. I can say, though, that I had quite an exciting start to the night. I shuffled in to the ED to get signout from the […]

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If Neuroanatomy Were Only This Much Fun …

August 30th, 2006 · 2 Comments

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What else could we add to hotdogs?

August 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

It’s funny how, sometimes, you’ll hear the same odd-ball thing twice in a day or twice in two days. For example, you’ll hear two different people mention the same obscure book or movie twice in a day and it’ll make you wonder exactly what kinds of threads tie the world together.
The same thing […]

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Another reason …

August 28th, 2006 · 6 Comments

I’m enjoying the 10,000 Reasons Civilization is Doomed site a great deal. I think that it’s, sadly, accurate. I added a serious/nerdy post (#474) about air travel being a means of spreading infectious agents. And today I was compelled to add another one. It came after finding a site that shows […]

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Pediatric Ground Rounds

August 27th, 2006 · 2 Comments

I’m joking, of course. It’s time, once again, for Pediatric Grand Rounds. Today we have Volume 1, Number 10 which has been thoughtfully compiled and generously hosted by Milliner’s Dream.
Our gracious host not only included my post about croup, but she also managed to dig up a picture by the French artist Andre […]

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Blog, MD: It’s so … pretty.

August 27th, 2006 · No Comments

I came across a fascinating little web application that scans your website and makes a graphical representation of all of the links, images, tables, forms, etc. Here’s what Blog, MD looks like:

Pretty cool, huh? You can do this for any site by visiting this site.

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Tidbits

August 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Radiology Grand Rounds vol. 3 is up at Sumer Sethi’s site.
- My latest MetaFilter post (”If you fall on the slippery slope, will Medicaid pay for your broken bone?”) discusses the newly proposed “personal responsibilities” that West Virginia medicaid recipients need to agree to in order to receive full benefits.
- When […]

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24 Ears

August 26th, 2006 · No Comments

I’m a music weenie.
Ok, maybe not a full-on music weenie. I’m too tired at night to head out to the Middle East to hear the latest indie band from Allston or Cambridge. And I’m not scouring the record stores looking for the latest vinyl-only Japanese import of the seminal (insert genre […]

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(Partial) Victory of Medicine over Politics

August 24th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Despite months (well, years) of hair pulling, the loss of a job by the director of the Office of Women’s Health, and clear findings of politics manipulating science, the FDA has finally approved over-the-counter access for Plan B. The reason that it is only a partial victory is that a prescription is required for […]

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For The Love of Multiculturalism

August 24th, 2006 · 54 Comments

One of the best things about a life in academic medicine is that you spend time with incredibly smart people from all of the world, and from wonderfully diverse backgrounds. In my fellowship program, we’ve had a recent influx of German pediatricians - three in the past 2 years - all of whom are […]

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Fear of Flying

August 24th, 2006 · 2 Comments

The missus and I were looking at our respective calendars last night wondering when we were going to take our next vacation. I must say that I immediately began to think about the absolute misery of traveling, let alone traveling overseas. The notion of subjecting myself to the capriciousness of the airlines and […]

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Pulling Back the Covers …

August 23rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

MetaFilter, one of my favorite websites, had an entry today that addresses a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Black humor in medicine. Specifically, some of the funny (and often inappropriate) acronyms and terms that physicians use. Now, mind you, I have never seen these in medical records. […]

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Georgia, really?

August 23rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

Just one day after I published my rant about cellphones and Bluetooth headsets, I was very pleased (and a little surprised) to see that drivers who cause a wreck while talking on cellphones will face a fine in Georgia.
While this is a small start, I’d be happier seeing a cellphone ban for anyone […]

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