I was a third year med student before I found out what pimping was. No. Not that kind, the medical kind. See, the insider slang in medicine for a certain type of aggressive questioning is…well, pimping.
Doc Gurley Med Slang Dictionary: pimping; (def.) verb, as in to pimp; was pimped; got pimped; will be pimped. [...]
Yeowza! Who knew that structural cells within your body are going on field trips? Raise your hands. No one? Well, neither did I. Last year we awarded a Doc Gurley Most Explosive Medical News of 2007 prize to a body (har) of work which shows that any woman who has ever been pregnant has male [...]
Some great news for all pregnant women – especially those at risk for premature births. It looks like plain old mag sulfate can dramatically cut the risk of cerebral palsy. Magnesium sulfate is already one of the best choices for controlling early contractions and now it seems it has other benefits too.
Normal cells may [...]
This week’s Grand Rounds is a tour-de-Shakespearean-force at the wonderful Dr. Chan’s Rural Doctoring. Tune in for both a round-up of the best of the healthcare blogosphere AND a bright refresher of some of the Bard’s best lines. If you’re not a regular visitor to Rural Doctoring, poke around – there’s some elegant, insightful and [...]
The price of gas goes up, less people die. Reports show that’s not just a prediction, but a reality. The good news is that 6,000 people will survive this year who otherwise would have died. But it all seems so…well, abstract – especially compared to very detailed pain (would you like a receipt with that?) [...]
Back-to-school is a distinctive memory for all of us over the age of 7. There are few things more evocative than the smell of a pristine box of new crayons. All those sharp little points, begging you to take a chance, to pick a color and be creative. When you’re in school, there’s so much [...]