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Last Build Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:47:21 +0000

 



Kudos to Michelle Canipe and colleagues at Washburn University

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:47:21 +0000

This is unbelievably awful: http://cjonline.com/news/2013-06-03/former-employee-files-suit-against-washburn-library-dean Former Washburn University librarian Michelle Canipe contends in a recently filed lawsuit that Washburn Dean of Libraries Alan Bearman was abusive to her and other employees, even punching one in the face and head.   … Continue reading



RAND: The Evolving Role of Emergency Departments in the United States

Wed, 22 May 2013 12:52:23 +0000

Added to my reading list: http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR280.html The research described in this report was performed to develop a more complete picture of how hospital emergency departments (EDs) contribute to the U.S. health care system, which is currently evolving in response to … Continue reading



1994 Video Predicts iPad

Mon, 20 May 2013 15:58:43 +0000

Via PaleoFuture, this Knight Ridder video describes the iPad (okay “the tablet”…but Apple got there first) pretty damned well. Fascinating to me that an entity created by a newspaper company had this sort of prescience…and totally failed to act on … Continue reading



Zebra Hunting

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:07:00 +0000

Non-clinicians may not be familiar with “zebra” as a medical slang term. Zebra is a medical slang term for a surprising diagnosis.[1] Although rare diseases are, in general, surprising when they are encountered, other diseases can be surprising in a particular person and time, and … Continue reading



Dr. Eric Topol on The Colbert Report

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:18:23 +0000

The cardiologist talks about his book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care.” Video embedded below:



Hitchens on Evidence

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:00:23 +0000




Schrödinger’s Hamlet

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:40:18 +0000

No, that would be “To Be AND Not To Be.” What is this, Schrödinger’s Hamlet? Leave it to Theatre Majors to screw up a Venn Diagram.



“Social media has changed Emergency Medicine Education” (free resources)

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:30:30 +0000

EM Resident Jeremy Webb MD (Wake Forrest, PGYIII) lists some of his favorite resources, adding: “I promise, you will read something today that may save a life tomorrow.” EMCrit Website: EMCrit.org Twitter: @emcrit Description: Scott Weingart is a critical care fellowship … Continue reading