We are all tuckered out after those incredible two weeks of Olympic-level insanity. To my comrades in the US – Great Game! Better luck in 4 years, eh?
Since I’m lazy, and spent yesterday going back and forth between home and the hospital (it’s a baby!), I wanted to give you a little burst of interesting links.
- Blood-pressure cuff can curb heart attack damage: study – Never heard of ‘Remote Ischemic Preconditioning?’ It could save your life! I’ve not seen this implemented yet, but pending further study, perhaps it will be coming to a hospital near you?
- Snake Oil? Scientific Evidence for Popular Health Supplements – A fantastic visual representation of the evidence (vs. quackism), popularity
- Seeking a cure for the doctor shortage: An innovative new B.C. program uses monetary incentives to make sure that more medical students go into family practice — and stay in; this is a fantastic overview of some of the incentives available to GPs in certain areas on Vancouver Island. These kind of rewards are also available in other jurisdictions, and they are a great move forward, but there’s still room for improvement. Unfortunately, many of the incentives do not encourage GPs to offer care to their hospitalized patients.
- Beep! It’s Your Medicine Nagging You – never forget a pill! A little overboard, but maybe essential for your demented grandma (and no, demented is not a derogatory term!)
- Scroll down to “The Mind Today” from the Feb 16th Globe and Mail. Diagnose yourself with ‘sluggish cognitive tempo disorder,’ I know I have! You don’t have to get off of the couch to enjoy these lazy considerations for the new DSM.