Every week I bookmark thought-provoking and amusing blog posts. Here's the latest crop:
This has been a great week for posts about rural life and rural medicine:
- The Rural Blog summarizes current concern about sleep deprivation among returning servicemen and women.
- The Healthcare Entrepreneur reflects upon a rural family physician closing his practice due to business failure. The physician was one of my residency preceptors, and I wrote a post mourning the end of old school family practice.
- Med Valley High discusses the differences between her experiences in big and little hospitals.
- The Country Doctor points out the effect of food insecurity on obesity, a big problem in impovrished rural areas. He also writes about how he handles seeing members of the same family, especially when they report new symptoms before the patient does.
More generally, I enjoyed posts by some of our illustrious surgeon-bloggers:
- Ramona the Great (of Suture for a Living) reviewed the use of surgical loupes. Now I want a pair.
- Bongi (aka the Joseph Conrad of New Media Medicine) wrote another edge-of-your-seat story of life and death in the OR.
Sounds like our ER colleagues had a tough week.
- 10 Out of 10 reports how frustrating it is when a patient can't give a good history.
- ER Stories warns of the complications of freely prescribing nitroglycerin, without providing follow-up cardiac evaluation.
- Scalpel or Sword had to call in a de-facto SWAT team to get a patient into the CT scanner.
Keep the good posts coming, bloggers. Your eager readers await.