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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of Medical Blogs (BMB) is published every Tuesday, just like the old Grand Rounds.
Choosing Wisely - Good Medical Practice or Prelude to Rationing?
From the White Coat blog: “If we want to decrease the amount of “unnecessary” testing, we need to address all of the reasons that such testing is performed. Why doesn’t Choosing Wisely change the preamble of its campaign to include: “The following tests are medically unnecessary and no type of professional or legal liability should ever be imposed upon physicians for failing to order or perform them …”? http://goo.gl/gG0Qp
The Food Challenge Challenge
Remember: No one "fails" a food challenge. The test is either positive or negative. http://buff.ly/Ql0fCh
Urologist performed his own vasectomy
From A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor: "When I was a med student on my surgery rotation, there was one urologist in our department who had actually performed his own vasectomy. He apparently used local anesthesia and did the procedure with a colleague present in the room "just in case." There were no complications. I dare you to find a female ob/gyn who tied her own tubes." http://buff.ly/PZOm4v
Science-Based Medicine » Andrew Weil’s Seasonal Supplements http://bit.ly/O38fZc
Dr. Wes @doctorwes: In Defense of the American Cowboy http://goo.gl/L7fKZ
What is a Direct Care practice? http://goo.gl/wJpn8 and http://goo.gl/nVZK8
Ask Skeptical Scalpel: A college student has second thoughts about medical school http://goo.gl/yRUsx
Dr. Wes: Out-of-the-Box Thinking on Avoiding Hospital Readmissions. When intent of the measure is to cut payments http://buff.ly/PZQidh
Wisdom vs. knowledge http://buff.ly/PQtief
New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Guidelines: What Do They Mean For Your Child? | Craig Canapari, MD http://bit.ly/SMiaP4
"Allergy Action Plan: Bring The Paperwork To Life" (video) http://buff.ly/QN8tTW