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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 »

Blog Carnivals

Here you have a few good recent blog car­ni­vals (col­lec­tions of select­ed blog posts around spe­cif­ic top­ics)

- Tan­gled Bank: sci­ence-relat­ed posts across a vari­ety of dis­ci­plines.

- 2 edi­tions of the Car­ni­val of Edu­ca­tion: this week and last one.

- HR car­ni­val: because “human resources” have brains, too.

- Med­i­cine 2.0: how web 2.0 can enhance the prac­tice of med­i­cine.

- Change of Shift: nurs­ing top­ics.

- Gene Genie: human genet­ics.

Grand Rounds: Briefing the Next US President

Dear Mr or Mrs Next US Pres­i­dent,

Thank you for vis­it­ing Grand Rounds, the week­ly col­lec­tion of the best health and med­ical blog posts, in the midst of your very busy sched­ule.

Street Musicians in NYCThe health and med­ical blo­gos­phere would like to make sure you and your team take into account the issues out­lined below as you and your aids for­mu­late your poli­cies and put togeth­er the team that will fur­ther define and imple­ment them.

With­out fur­ther ado, let me out­line these 40 ques­tions and top­ics.

Dear Mr or Mrs Next US Pres­i­dent, Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Fitness and Exercise in Japan

Fun arti­cle in the Wash­ing­ton Post: Aging Japan­ese Keep Their Minds Mov­ing

  • part of a broad range of men­tal acu­ity prod­ucts that are all the rage in Japan: books, toys, food and oth­er things, sold with the pledge that they can reen­er­gize aging brains.”
  • Ana­lysts said the cur­rent brain-train­ing trend began in 2004 and 2005 when video games such as Sega Toys Co.‘s Brain Train­er and Nin­ten­do Co.‘s Brain Age became smash hits. Since its launch, Brain Age for Nin­ten­do’s DS con­sole has sold 6.7 mil­lion copies around the world, includ­ing 3.4 mil­lion in Japan.”

We were for­tu­nate to inter­view a Japan­ese expert on this trend a few months ago. In Brain Train­ing and “Brain-ism” in Japan, we can learn a lot, such as

  • To see the activ­i­ties inside the brain was fresh for peo­ple, but the method­ol­o­gy and log­ic was not reviewed by any sci­en­tif­ic pub­li­ca­tion. It was pub­lished by Read the rest of this entry »

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