Archive for November, 2012

Rod of Asclepius | From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Greek mythology and Greek society The Rod of Asclepius takes its name from the god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicinal arts in Greek mythology. Asclepius’s attributes, the snake and the staff, sometimes depicted separately in antiquity, are combined in this symbol.[2] The most famous temple of Asclepius was at Epidaurus in north-eastern [...]

Copyright and your right

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

For our readers Material published by Longwoods often has a copyright attached to it and so we ask you not to republish it. The exception is any article marked as “open access” displaying a symbol at the end like this: “oa” That means ”free availability and unrestricted use.” Go for it. For other material you can [...]

What the space program has contributed to medicine and healthcare

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Space Medicine Division – Johnson Space CenterSpace Medicine Division … Occupational health; Epidemiological services; Psychological medicine and health research; Wellness and rehabilitation programs Aerospace Medicine Clerkship The four week Aerospace Medicine Clerkship is offered semi-annually during the months of April and October at the Johnson Space Center (Houston, Texas)… Aerospace Medicine Research Rotation The four [...]

Taking a fake sick day may cost your job

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

It may be tempting to take a couple of “mental health days” in November and December if you can’t cash out paid sick days or carry them over to next year. But if you are fired for your misconduct, you may be ineligible for Employment Insurance benefits. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that in the [...]

Longwoods Essays | shorts (< 900 words)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

What Ontarians (and their Auditor General) Should be Asking About Physician Pay    Steven Lewis Learning about How to Change Care Delivery through Experience in Practice   Peter Margolis, MD, PhD Will operate for food: The implications of physician unemployment.  Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia Medical schools are starting to train doctors to be less intimidating to patients. [...]

Enhancing Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Using Health Information Technology: Work Group Recommendations

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

USA | Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | August 17, 2012 Streamline the registration process. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs [PDMP] registration should improve with automatic or mandatory registration. Expand the pool of authorized healthcare professionals permitted to access PDMP data. [...]

Dear CON-RCO Members

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

In response to numerous requests last week, we have extended the abstract submission deadline for the Canadian Obesity Summit to November 19th. So far, several hundred abstracts have been submitted and it is already evident that the Summit will feature the best and latest obesity research from across Canada (and globally). Recently, I also asked [...]

It’s an ‘e’ World

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

IT’S AN ‘E’ WORLD Of the millions of websites in the world serving the healthcare sector, here are some online rankings according to GoogleAnalytics and Alexa.com. Lower is better [Google and Facebook are typically No. 1 and No. 2]. Google Rankings as of November 1, 2012. Rank*                           Publisher’s websites 10,168                           Longwoods Publishing [Canadian rank] 21,035                           [...]

Myth-busting doctor finds elections can be fatal

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Published on Wednesday October 13, 2010 in The Toronto Star Share on twitter Share on facebook RICHARD LAUTENS/TORONTO STAR Dr. Donald Redelmeier’s research curiosity has taken him in some interesting directions — including the research that showed election days provoke more vehicle accidents than average. Amy Dempsey Staff Reporter Drive carefully this month — new [...]