No one likes to think of a tanning bed as an efficient emitter of radiation, but, well, frankly…it is (UV radiation, but radiation still). And, in terms of causing cancer, that fact has not been a surprise to anyone in the health field for a long, long time. There’s a lot of dry data that’s [...]
There’s a frankly fabulous Grand Rounds up this week over at Captain Atopic! Captain Atopic is a wordsmith, an insightful writer, an amazing illustrator and photographer. And, oh yeah, a (massively overworked) medical student Down Under. Check out this week’s round-up of the best of the healthcare blogosphere – with a Tour de France theme. [...]
While participating as faculty at the Book Passage Mystery Writer’s Conference, I had the pleasure of interviewing the award-winning author, Jacqueline Winspear, right after the death of the oldest living man, Henry Allingham, a World War I vet. Today, shortly after Henry Allingham’s passing, the man known as the Last Tommy, Harry Patch, also passed [...]
In the news coverage of the massive corruption arrests in New Jersey, there was a little medical shocker – “Another man in Brooklyn, Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum, was accused of enticing vulnerable people to give up a kidney for $10,000 and then selling the organ for $160,000. Mr. Dwek pretended to be soliciting a kidney on behalf [...]
Welcome to Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 44. A Grand Rounds full of plot twists, drama, melodrama and yes, death (this is a medical blog roundup after all).
Just for fun, I am going to group the submissions under acts whose real names you’ll have to guess (pick from: The Hunt Is Afoot, The Law [...]
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Once again, Doc Gurley has fallen sick. No, not the Doc herself, but docgurley.com, the website. All is well again thanks to some rapid action, but the experience was not a good one. Some of you visiting in the past couple of days may have noticed warnings that this site is [...]