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Retained objects -- anesthesia related by David Smith, MD Posted Thu 05 Aug 2010 12:00am The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has a section called case and commentary some of which are of interest to anesthesiologists.  In October 2009 they presented  a case that I briefly summarize as follows: One day after a vascular bypass procedure on the right upper extremity that started under MAC but was converted to ... Read on »
2011 IACC Strategic Plan Includes New Focus on Interventions for Nonverbal People with ASD, Health Promotion Efforts, and Safety by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 8:13pm IACC news alerts come out periodically. You can check the archive and/or sign up for the emails. The 2011 Strategic Plan came out yesterday. Coincident with that was a news announcement: 2011 IACC Strategic Plan Includes New Focus on Interventions for Nonverbal People with ASD, Health Promotion Efforts, and Safety The Int ... Read on »
Use of school recess time in the education and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 13 Jun 2011 8:45pm Use of school recess time in the education and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review is, as you will see, a small study on what is a relatively unstudied area: recess as part of the educational day for autistic students. This caught my eye for a simple reason: I think a lot about recess. I think about spe ... Read on »
Are autism organizations acting in good faith? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 4:41pm As one might imagine, this is a follow up post to Kev’s post, Did the IACC act in bad faith? Obviously, much damage control is ongoing right now. Some autism organizations were hoping for a document from the U.S. Federal Government indicating that vaccines might be implicated as a causal factor in autism. No surprises there. They managed to ... Read on »
Meaningful Use: Transforming Patient Engagement by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 24 Aug 2012 12:00am This morning sent out a  press release  for Tower and also want to also share it with my blogosphere readers.  As always, I'm interested in your thoughts and hope you will consider leaving a comment. ( PDF Version of Press Release ) The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ... Read on »
Cochlear Implant Manufacturer Facing Multi-Million Dollar Fine by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:59pm 1 Comment As a quick search on this blog for the word deaf shows, I am a pretty vocal advocate of Deaf rights, and quite anti-cochlear implant for d/Deaf children. Because of the nature of the procedure, and its permanence, I do believe it's a choice that an autonomous agent should consent to rather than have pushed onto them. And this article from the LA ... Read on »
Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan by Dan Dunlop Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:03pm There are lots of places you can go online for information about creating a social media marketing plan. In a post on Mashable.com, Peter Kim presents a list of 22 social media tools to consider integrating into your plan. (From Peter’s post) Here’s a framework of 22 tools to consider with notable brand examples: 1. Blogs ( Johnson & ... Read on »
Drugs and chronic illness by Thomas S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:53pm Pharmaceutical drugs — especially late 20th century drugs — is a pretty challenging topic for medical museums because of the limited variety of material artefacts available for display. Vials, capsules, tablets, bottles, cartons and prescriptions look much the same; nor are they among the most evocative kinds of artefacts. Curators have to wor ... Read on »
IACC Plan has no vaccines, Alison Singer resigns from Autism Speaks by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 5:51pm There was just no way I could listen in to the last IACC meeting. I have been keeping up with all the meetings, but yesterday it was not to be. I knew it was going to be big, but it was way big. David Kirby tipped the hand when he blogged about how the Strategic Plan was going to include vaccine related research. Strange move—why blog about ... Read on »
Childhood Ear Infections and ADHD: Why the link? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 May 2009 7:24pm When we scan the literature for statistics on ADHD and search for early warning signs or tip-offs that a young child may be prone to the disorder, a few common trends seem to pop up again and again. One of these is the high rates of ADHD and attentional difficulties in kids suffering infection of the middle ear (Otitis Media) in early childhood. ... Read on »