things i have learned this week
opportunities to practice public speaking are good for you according to outside in, the proportion of the general portland-area population who is LGBTQ is somewhere around 5%, but 40% of the homeless population is LGBTQ. talk about health disparities… my 60something parents have a more active social life than i do getting reminded twice in one week about why you like a particular career...
…Presenting the ideas of science to society is more than just fun and...– Marcelo Gleiser on why the U.S. needs to learn more science. http://m.npr.org/story/141465224?url=/blogs/13.7/2011/10/18/141465224/why-people-need-to-learn-science&sc=tw&cc=share
The New Yorker: A Child In Time →
Fascinating and evocative article in this week’s New Yorker about the lingering uncertainties in neonatology. Jerome Groopman did a fantastic job discussing new research frontiers, the ethics of intensive care, and the physician-patient relationship in this essay. (Also, a good impetus to get off the interwebz and start studying the lungs, but that’s neither here nor there…)
As you make your way don’t lose that idealism that kept you going. Honor it.– Dr. Edward J. Volpintesta, in an inspiring letter to new primary care physicians. This week was National Primary Care Week, and there were thought-provoking talks every day at school about the current state and future of primary care (I’m actually speaking on a panel today about primary care...
abraham verghese: a doctor’s touch.