Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Currently reading: “Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free” by Cory @Doctorow...



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"First, in medicine and society, we have failed to recognize that people have priorities that they..."

First, in medicine and society, we have failed to recognize that people have priorities that they need us to serve besides just living longer. Second, the best way to learn those priorities is to ask about them. Hence the wide expert agreement that payment systems should enable health professionals to take sufficient time to have such discussions and tune care accordingly.

I also discovered that the discussions most successful clinicians had with patients involved just a few important questions that often unlocked transformative possibilities: (1) What is their understanding of their health or condition? (2) What are their goals if their health worsens? (3) What are their fears? and (4) What are the trade-offs they are willing to make and not willing to make? These discussions must be repeated over time, because people’s answers change. But people can and should insist that others know and respect their priorities.



- The Best Possible Day

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Atenolol versus Losartan in Children and Young Adults with...



Atenolol versus Losartan in Children and Young Adults with Marfan’s Syndrome via Now@NEJM



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Red November. by humzadeas http://instagram.com/p/vzUBgrEqN5/



Red November. by humzadeas http://instagram.com/p/vzUBgrEqN5/



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Monday, November 24, 2014

Testing the #Homescreen app: https://t.co/HQg18BEy3e pic.twitter.com/yHQexEH5tI— Joshua Schwimmer,...



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Recommended iPhone apps (cont): @OmniFocus, @OvercastFM, @UpToDate, @VesperApp, @VSCO,...



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This patient arrived in the ER unsure of why his fingernails had...



This patient arrived in the ER unsure of why his fingernails had become so dark. His hemoglobin was found to be 22 g/dL and he explained that his skin became itchy after a shower. These findings are typical of polycythemia vera, one of the chronic myeloproliferative diseases, which is characterized by an elevated hemoglobin, pruritus upon bathing, erythromelalgia (red, painful extremities), and thrombosis. Do you know what other indicators may be present for polycythemia vera? by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vy3574mVIL/



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Recommended iPhone apps (cont.): @Instapaper, @iPrescribe, @LaunchCenterPro, @LevelMoney,...



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Recommended iPhone apps (cont.): @DraftsApp, @DueApp, @Evernote, @Flexibits, @GoogleDrive, @Humin...



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Recommended iPhone apps: @AmazonKindle, @AvocadoHills, @BeatsMusic, @BywordApp, @CannonballHQ,...



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A massively detailed “Sleep No More” data file of tips and analysis:...



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Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas via NASA



Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas via NASA



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Diblasio and Spencer at BH - high fiving and kissing the 17 nurses who took care of him...



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Twitter for nephrologists (and other health care professionals) by @kidney_boy...



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Solar Flare from a Sharper Sun via NASA...



Solar Flare from a Sharper Sun via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141122.html



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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Do you know what could have caused this case of purple urine bag...



Do you know what could have caused this case of purple urine bag syndrome? by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vqqONKmVOv/



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LDN 988: Dark Nebula in Cygnus via NASA...



LDN 988: Dark Nebula in Cygnus via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141120.html



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The science of not believing science. http://t.co/DFCm2tnIOJ— Joshua Schwimmer, MD...



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"It’s as if Garry Kasparov had to plot a pawnless endgame while simultaneously harvesting minerals,..."

“It’s as if Garry Kasparov had to plot a pawnless endgame while simultaneously harvesting minerals, building fuel extractors, and searching in vain for Spassky’s queen. Academic researchers now use StarCraft II—the “drosophila” of brain science, as one paper suggested—when studying people who expertly perform cognitively complex tasks. Chess may soon be eclipsed as the standard-bearer of competitive I.Q.”

- The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 via NASA...



Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141119.html



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"Ideal Sans achieves an organic quality by almost completely avoiding straight lines. Its stems are..."

“Ideal Sans achieves an organic quality by almost completely avoiding straight lines. Its stems are flared, tapering outward as they reach their ends, and their curvature varies in shape from one part of a letter to the next. Distinctive in large sizes and richly textured when set small, these tiny asymmetries create the sort of lively atmosphere and syncopated rhythm usually found only in seriffed text faces.”

- Ideal Sans Font Features: Texture | Hoefler & Co.

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"The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete" in The New Yorker. (Featuring Scarlett.)...



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Cecily and Scarlett. Congratulations, @NatashaSingh and @ShyamToprani! pic.twitter.com/r7mbt5MNkg—...



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Currently Reading: The Art of Asking by @amandapalmer http://t.co/utUMDU3mmR— Joshua Schwimmer, MD...



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"Stride Health has created a recommendation engine for individuals and families buying health..."

“Stride Health has created a recommendation engine for individuals and families buying health insurance. It packs in a lot of personalization in its recommendations, going well beyond premium rates and standard quotes. Stride Health predicts what a household’s actual health care costs are likely to be in a given year.”

- Chasing Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Affordable Care Act

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How to uninstall Uber

How to uninstall Uber

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Patient Safety, Swiss Cheese and the Secret Service by @iranash http://t.co/TqWSCKmiMi— Joshua...



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We’ve selected our image of the week. Bullous emphysema, seen...



We’ve selected our image of the week. Bullous emphysema, seen most frequently in smokers, is characterized by damage to the alveolar walls, causing the formation of large air spaces. These giant bullae, which can grow up to 20 centimeters in diameter, can be removed surgically to improve exercise capacity in carefully selected patients. Do you know the indicators for bullectomy? View this image on Figure 1 to find out. by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vmLFwymVBB/



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Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula via NASA...



Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141118.html



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