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Grand Rounds: Best of Health and Medical Blogging

Wel­come to a new edi­tion of Grand Rounds blog car­ni­val, the weekly edi­tion of what’s best in the health and med­ical blo­gos­phere. This week, twenty four blog­gers share data, insights, ques­tions, reflec­tions and more. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

Grand Rounds: 22 Health and Medicine Questions and Answers

Wel­come to Grand Rounds, the weekly col­lec­tion of best health and med­ical blog posts. This week we invite you to enjoy a broad range of insights, tips, and first-hand sto­ries, pre­sented as a Q&A con­ver­sa­tion with blog­gers will­ing to answer, below, a total of 22 good questions.

On Health and Med­i­cine

  1. What can one-word pre­scrip­tions deliver
  2. How does food pro­cess­ing change food´s nutri­tional value
  3. Can diet Increases Risk of ADHD
  4. Is alco­holism an illness
  5. What´s bet­ter: steady dete­ri­o­ra­tion over 10 years, or symp­tom-free life for 9 years fol­lowed by rapid dete­ri­o­ra­tion in year 10

On Patient Life

  1. As we talk about wellness…what about devel­op­ing self-compassion
  2. Can patients with chronic pain still live a full life
  3. What is the patient-doctor eti­quette for using Face­book and Twitter
  4. Should patients in an ideal world con­tract directly with their doctors
  5. What are patient advo­cates focus­ing on these days

On Health Care pro­fes­sion­als Read the rest of this entry »

Neuroscience and Health blogs

This week’s edi­tions of two excel­lent blog car­ni­vals. Enjoy!

- Encephalon #45 — Life Is Good, Brains Are Better

- Grand Rounds 4:34 at the Health Busi­ness Blog


Health and neuroscience blogs

Two excel­lent blog carnivals-enjoy these superb edi­tions, and dis­cover many new qual­ity blogs along the way:

-Encephalon Goes to Paris (Hilton) [Of Two Minds]: best of bi-monthly neu­ro­science and psy­chol­ogy blog posts 

-This Is, Like, Totally Rad Grand Rounds on April 1st, Okay?: best of weekly health and med­i­cine posts 

Update 1: good Car­ni­val of Human Resources

Update 2: Tan­gled Bank, with great sci­ence posts 

Health, Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology and HR blogs

A quick note to announce that these blog car­ni­vals (col­lec­tions of selected blog posts on spe­cific top­ics) are available:

- Grand Rounds: spec­tac­u­lar edi­tion of the best health and med­i­cine blog car­ni­val, pre­sented in 100% haiku form!

- Encephalon: neu­ro­science and psy­chol­ogy topics

- Human Resources: good roundup of posts for HR professionals

- Update 1: The Edu­ca­tion one just appeared. Great for teach­ers and school staff

- Update 2: Tan­gled Bank is online too, with great science-related posts

Also, you can check my new arti­cle at the Huff­in­g­ton Post on 10 Habits of Highly Effec­tive Brains.

Test The Nation IQ Test

The Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion just con­tacted us to alert us of what looks like a fun con­cept: they are doing a major PR push to drive as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to do an online IQ test in their site, and they will com­pare aver­ages accross cities, pro­fes­sions Tat­too Artists, Mil­lion­aires, Fit­ness Instruc­tors, Sur­geons, May­ors, Talk Jocks and Celebrities)…

The test will be posted online on March 18 at 3pm EST and broad­cast to Canada at 8pm.

You can learn more here.


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