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Kudos to Michelle Canipe and colleagues at Washburn University

This is unbelievably awful: http://cjonline.com/news/2013-06-03/former-employee-files-suit-against-washburn-library-dean Former Washburn University librarian Michelle Canipe contends in a recently filed lawsuit that Washburn Dean of Libraries Alan Bearman was abusive to her and other employees, even punching one in the face and head.   … Continue reading

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RAND: The Evolving Role of Emergency Departments in the United States

Added to my reading list: http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR280.html The research described in this report was performed to develop a more complete picture of how hospital emergency departments (EDs) contribute to the U.S. health care system, which is currently evolving in response to … Continue reading

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1994 Video Predicts iPad

Via PaleoFuture, this Knight Ridder video describes the iPad (okay “the tablet”…but Apple got there first) pretty damned well. Fascinating to me that an entity created by a newspaper company had this sort of prescience…and totally failed to act on … Continue reading

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Zebra Hunting

Non-clinicians may not be familiar with “zebra” as a medical slang term. Zebra is a medical slang term for a surprising diagnosis.[1] Although rare diseases are, in general, surprising when they are encountered, other diseases can be surprising in a particular person and time, and … Continue reading

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Dr. Eric Topol on The Colbert Report

The cardiologist talks about his book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care.” Video embedded below:

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Hitchens on Evidence

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Schrödinger’s Hamlet

No, that would be “To Be AND Not To Be.” What is this, Schrödinger’s Hamlet? Leave it to Theatre Majors to screw up a Venn Diagram.

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“Social media has changed Emergency Medicine Education” (free resources)

EM Resident Jeremy Webb MD (Wake Forrest, PGYIII) lists some of his favorite resources, adding: “I promise, you will read something today that may save a life tomorrow.” EMCrit Website: EMCrit.org Twitter: @emcrit Description: Scott Weingart is a critical care fellowship … Continue reading

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