Lucky to live in such a beautiful state! Check out this time-lapse photography video… nature lovers, be jealous :)
Q: How do you get medical students to attend...
A: Have the state governor give the lecture. Governor John Kitzhaber is a former ER physician (and perennial lover of full-denim outfits, which is the reason why he got my vote. kidding. i’m a lifelong democrat. but i mean, full-denim outfits.) who served as governor from 1995-2003 and was reelected to a third term in 2010. He was the chief author of the Oregon Health Plan (Oregon’s...
The Business About My Breasts - Forbes →
jayparkinsonmd: nedhepburn: Susannah is an amazing writer. Four days ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is her recollection of the events of that day and the appointments leading up to it. It’s weird, I guess, to go through life thinking something like this won’t happen to you - that everyone is impervious to such things. And then it happens to someone as verbose and gifted as...
backpackforever: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein
We talk, as a society, of our need to get health care costs under control....– NYT Columnist Joe Nocera on the FDA’s assertion that Avastin will not be approved for breast cancer treatment. I was abroad and out of the loop this summer when the debate got really heated, but what I’ve garnered from recent news on Genentech’s appeal is that this is as...
Is life worth living? It depends on the liver!– Wittiness from the hepatologist in lecture today.
america-abroad-media: A glimpse of life in North Korea Fascinating. I’m also jonesing to read Nothing to Envy, a book by journalist Barbara Demick that chronicles the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years.
NYT: The Art of Science →
Selected images from Princeton University’s Art of Science competition, based on the theme of “energy.”
nprfreshair: Audio is now up for Terry’s...
What do you call a Frenchman with an enterovesicular fistula? Pierre.– Really nerdy GI humor from our small group leader this morning. (an enterovesicular fistula is an opening connecting a part of the bowel with the bladder, so you have pneumaturia in which you pee air…Pierre…har har doctor you so punny)
NYT: Medical Schools Neglect Gay and Gender Issues →
This article is timely because just a few weeks ago, we had a Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM) class session on LGBT health. It’s not really breaking news that the medical establishment hasn’t been great at teaching students about the realm of issues beyond the biological (ie sexual behavior risks in this context), but at least OHSU is making an effort. Our class consisted of a...
Boston Globe: The US C-Section Boom →
A long read from the Boston Globe, but well worth it if you’re interested in women’s health. The Cesarean section rate in the US has risen from just under 18 percent thirty years ago to about 33 percent today, and in this article a Tufts doctor gets at some of the major questions surrounding the increase in C-sections: does the increase even matter in terms of outcomes? how do...
How great are these posters I found on Etsy? I might just embrace my nerdiness and buy these for my dining area. (Or, I can snag one for my boyfriend- he and his roommate non-ironically have periodic table fridge magnets and various science posters around their house…)
on the docket this weekend:
Northwestern vs. Nebraska Oregon State vs. Stanford LSU vs. Alabama Oregon vs. Washington Jets vs. Bills Packers vs. Chargers Steelers vs. Ravens Post-exam weekends are the best.
Cape Town Nostalgia
I just happened across this “36 hours in Cape Town” article from last week’s NYT, and it got me all reminiscent about study abroad back in undergrad three years ago. I studied public health in Stellenbosch, a town about 45min inland of Cape Town and in the heart of the wine country (think Stellenbosch:Cape Town::Napa:San Francisco). We spent a lot of weekends in the city and I...
Because for some reason dorky haikus are becoming...
At OHSU, “Attending” means no white coat— Now, just North Face fleece. ————————————————- Wearing scrubs to class: You sutured at 4am, Or you’re just a douche. ————————————————- Med school’s like...