Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival

The “Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival” is a weekly summary of the best posts from medical blogs. Feel free to send your suggestions to my email at Best of Medical Blogs (BMB) is published every Tuesday, just like the old Grand Rounds.

Healthcare CIO: On Turning 50 

From John D. Halamka, MD: The difference between an expert and novice is not the detail they notice, but what they choose to ignore. For example, when I do a toxicology consult, I focus less on the exact subspecies of mushroom the patient has ingested, and more on ensuring it is not one of the few that kill humans.

No one remembers the details of last year's urgencies. What really matters is happiness at home. Jobs may change but family is forever.

The End of House, MD.

Dr. Wes predicts bleak future: Yes, the image of Gregory House MD must end, because like Marcus Welby, MD, he no longer exists. That’s because instead of “House,” our medicine is now morphing into the “Office.”

A weekend with grandmaster

From ShadowFax ER blogger: He chose to dedicate his life to the study and preservation of the traditional Okinawan martial arts as a young man. He is, it seems, as old as the hills and as enduring. He is pushing 80, but still as tough as nails. Standing a diminutive 5'0", he can toss young men about like rag dolls, despite the fact that they have 12 inches of height, 60 lbs, and 50 less years of age on them. And his bones are so dense that blocking his punches feels like smashing your forearms into a cement wall.

A Personal Rapid Learning System

From Social QI blog, here is how to assemble your Personal Rapid Learning System

1. Cast an information net. The tools include: saved Pubmed searches and Google alerts (and now RSS feeds and other channels).

2. Build a network of people in the know through LinkedIn and Twitter.

3. Narrate your learning and experiences. Share what you know and what you need to learn.

The pros/cons of using social media in biomedicine 

This is a presentation by one of the best thinkers about Web 2.0 use in medicine, Dean Giustini

Dean is UBC Biomedical Branch librarian at Vancouver hospital. He teaches at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, and the School of Population and Public Health.

ENT blog reaches 5 million web visits - their YouTube channel received 230 million views

Is Acetaminophen Safe For Children With Asthma? Interpreting the Medical Literature Is Complex, says pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Canapari. The jury is still out on this topic. Hopefully large-scale trials will help answer the question conclusively.

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