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Rule Aids in Subarachnoid Bleed Diagnosis

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A highly sensitive clinical decision rule has been developed to help clinicians diagnose subarachnoid hemorrhage, a group of Canadian researchers reported.
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Invisible Threat

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Perhaps more dangerous than the age of rapidly advanced technology, it's the possibility for individuals or groups to create biological mayhem.

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Biological attack is very strong effect on the psyche. The bomb went off this one-time stress. And then you sit and think, or get infected will not get infected.

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es impresionante lo que puede pasar

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Diagnosing Information Literacy - A Healthcare Lens for the SCONUL ...

Presented at CONUL ACIL Annual Information Literacy Seminar, June 2013

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Weekly Harvest Newsletter - September 4, 2013

Weekly Harvest Newsletter - September 4, 2013 | Medicin | Scoop.it
#ATTRA News: Funding Opportunities: #Organic #Farming Research Foundation Research #Grants Deadline Nov. 15 - http://t.co/LkhxiNrVXJ #ag
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Police chief: Dallas leads big U.S. cities in reducing crime, but there are caveats

Police chief: Dallas leads big U.S. cities in reducing crime, but there are caveats | Medicin | Scoop.it
Chief David Brown told the City Council on Wednesday that changes in reporting methods have only a slight influence on overall crime statistics. (Police chief: Dallas leads big U.S.
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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice | Medicin | Scoop.it
Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ide

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K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:05 AM
Practical strategies for using social media like Twitter as a teaching tool.
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Some great resources for your school community to help jump into using social media, specifically Twitter, as a learning tool.

María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:58 AM

Con diversos enlaces a otras guías, tutoriales y sugerencias sobre el uso de Twitter en docencia. Muy interesante.

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Modern medicine has made me a salesman

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I am a physician. But modern medicine, with all its complexity and top-down control, has made me a salesman.
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I agree. I also neurologist. And our medical system makes selling. I sell http://symmed.ru/" news . We have a lot of medical administrators who know nothing about medicine. They make us do stupid things. For example, if you write out a prescription to a patient I have to sign for it at three medical administrators.One day, I take 50 patients. Is it possible to work?

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Is Medicine Killing or Saving You? | Care2 Healthy Living

Is Medicine Killing or Saving You? | Care2 Healthy Living | Medicin | Scoop.it
Is medicine saving us- or killing us? Are doctors helping you- or harming you? Are you improving your health by taking prescription drugs- or are you.
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Where are you going without doctors!

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What does a modern medicine intern do all day? - KevinMD.com

What does a modern medicine intern do all day? - KevinMD.com | Medicin | Scoop.it
The issue though is not just in how physicians are trained. It is in what the system we work within demands from physicians in terms of documentation.
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Of course, if you talk to a colleague, "I'm a lot smarter than you," the doctor the patient's confidence is low.

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How Your Personality Changes When You Speak in a Foreign Language

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Have you ever seen someone speaking two languages and feel as if two different people are speaking them?


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Sharing another language is, really,  to share another culture . . .

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Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy: Scientific American

Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy: Scientific American | Medicin | Scoop.it
The types of books we read may affect how we relate to others

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How important is reading fiction in socializing school children? Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling.

Emanuele Castano, a social psychologist, along with PhD candidate David Kidd conducted five studies in which they divided a varying number of participants (ranging from 86 to 356) and gave them different reading assignments: excerpts from genre (or popular) fiction, literary fiction, nonfiction or nothing. After they finished the excerpts the participants took a test that measured their ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts and emotions. The researchers found, to their surprise, a significant difference between the literary- and genre-fiction readers.

When study participants read non-fiction or nothing, their results were unimpressive. When they read excerpts of genre fiction, such as Danielle Steel’s The Sins of the Mother, their test results were dually insignificant. However, when they read literary fiction, such as The Round House by Louise Erdrich, their test results improved markedly—and, by implication, so did their capacity for empathy. The study was published October 4 in Science.

The results are consistent with what literary criticism has to say about the two genres—and indeed, this may be the first empirical evidence linking literary and psychological theories of fiction. Popular fiction tends to portray situations that are otherworldly and follow a formula to take readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions and exciting experiences. Although the settings and situations are grand, the characters are internally consistent and predictable, which tends to affirm the reader’s expectations of others. It stands to reason that popular fiction does not expand the capacity to empathize.

Literary fiction, by contrast, focuses more on the psychology of characters and their relationships. “Often those characters’ minds are depicted vaguely, without many details, and we’re forced to fill in the gaps to understand their intentions and motivations,” Kidd says. This genre prompts the reader to imagine the characters’ introspective dialogues. This psychological awareness carries over into the real world, which is full of complicated individuals whose inner lives are usually difficult to fathom. Although literary fiction tends to be more realistic than popular fiction, the characters disrupt reader expectations, undermining prejudices and stereotypes. They support and teach us values about social behavior, such as the importance of understanding those who are different from ourselves.

The results suggest that reading fiction is a valuable socializing influence. The study data couldinform debates over how much fiction should be included in educational curricula and whether reading programs should be implemented in prisons, where reading literary fiction might improve inmates’ social functioning and empathy. Castano also hopes the finding will encourage autistic people to engage in more literary fiction, in the hope it could improve their ability to empathize without the side effects of medication.



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Healthcare Marketing 2014: 10 Reasons to Demand Digital

Healthcare Marketing 2014: 10 Reasons to Demand Digital | Medicin | Scoop.it

If you are responsible for leading the development and execution of a healthcare marketing strategy for 2014, you should know how to allocate resources to the channels that will provide the most ROI.


Sure, you could just focus your resources on the same channels as last year, but looking backwards can be a trap. Your boss isn’t looking for you to make an exact copy of last year’s strategy, even if it worked. As the leader of your company’s marketing initiatives, you’re expected to do more than keep the status quo; you’re expected to implement strategies so the company can do better. You need to understand current market dynamics and see around the corner so that the strategies you implement will be effective for the entirety of the next year.


In the past year we have seen an increasing dependence on digital platforms for health information, decision-making, and collaboration. Digital is the way we connect and learn today.  If you want to have an influence on the consumer’s decision-making process, you have to be where decisions are being made. If digital is big now, it’s only going to become a more important channel throughout the next year. This means you need to plan to have even more of a focus on digital for your healthcare marketing strategy if you want to keep up. You need to be forward thinking. You simply can’t afford to miss out on the opportunity digital provides when time and money are scarce.


With big changes to the healthcare ecosystem coming up, companies will be pressed to find the most economical ways to connect with patients. The industry is changing fast, so don’t get stuck being complacent. If you don’t have a strong digital strategy, where do you think you will be in six months when your boss asks why marketing isn’t driving more sales?


1. Americans are using the internet when they have health concerns.

  • 1 in 3 American adults have gone online to figure out a medical condition
  • 72% of internet users say they looked online for health information within the past year

(Source: Pew Internet)


2. Healthcare marketing today needs both offline and online strategies.

  • 84% of patients use both online and offline sources for research
  • 77% of patients use search engines
  • 76% of patients use hospital sites
  • 52% of patients health information sites

(Source: Google Think)


3. Offline shouldn’t be ignored, but it’s far less important than digital mediums. This should be factored in when budgeting and planning healthcare marketing strategies. Resist the temptation to rely on old, traditional tactics that are less effective just because “that’s the way we’ve always done it.”

  • 32% of patients use TV for research
  • 20% of patients use magazines for research
  • 18% of patients use newspapers for research

(Source: Google Think)


4. Search will continue to play an important role in the decision-making process. Healthcare marketing execs need to develop a strategy so the company and its products and services can be found using search. This means you need a strong website, a social and content strategy, and SEO.

  • 77% of online health seekers say they began their last session at a search engine such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo
  • Another 13% say they began at a site that specializes in health information, like WebMD
  • The most commonly-researched topics are specific diseases or conditions; treatments or procedures; and doctors or other health professionals

(Source: Pew Internet)

5. Consumers are becoming more involved in managing their own health, especially using health tracking. Healthcare marketing needs to address proactive patients who are engaged in actively monitoring and promoting their health.

  • 7 in 10 U.S. adults have tracked a health indicator for themselves or for someone else
  • Of those, 34% share their health tracking records or notes with another person or group

(Source: Pew Internet)


6. Consumers are increasingly using mobile to access information. Websites absolutely must be mobile friendly and able to be viewed well in multiple kinds of devices.

  • Of patients who found hospitals on their mobile devices, 44% scheduled an appointment
  • Roughly 1/3 of patients used tablets or mobile devices on a daily basis for research and/or to book appointments

(Source: Google Think)


7. Mobile is used everywhere. Healthcare marketers need to take this into consideration when creating websites and digital content. Pay careful attention to where the patient is in the decision-making process, and serve the appropriate content that serves that need.

  • 61% while at home
  • 27% at work
  • 23% while visiting friends or family at home
  • 20% while out of town
  • 16% while in a doctor’s office

(Source: Google Think)


8. Brand is important to prospective patients.

  • Reputation of facility 94%
  • Accepts healthcare plan 90%
  • Recommended by physician 86%
  • Uses latest technology 85%
  • Recommended by friends and family 51%

(Source: Google Think)


9. For patients who booked appointments, digital content is key to decision-making.

  • 77% of patients used search prior to booking an appointment
  • 83% used hospital sites
  • 54% used health insurance company sites
  • 50% used health information sites
  • 26% used consumer generated reviews

(Source: Google Think)


10. Online video is important.

1 in 8 patients watched an online video on:

  • Hospital sites 42%
  • Health insurance information sites 31%
  • Health information sites 30%
  • YouTube 29%
  • Health insurance company sites 20%

53% of patients who didn’t watch hospital videos were unaware they existed.


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3 big shifts

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Trying to keep things conceptually simple, I see schools needing to make 3 big shifts: From Low-Level Thinking to High-Level Thinking. From an

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Obama and Clintons Share Stage for Health Care Talk - New York Times

Obama and Clintons Share Stage for Health Care Talk - New York Times | Medicin | Scoop.it
RealClearPolitics Obama and Clintons Share Stage for Health Care Talk New York Times After delivering a much-anticipated speech to the United Nations General Assembly in the morning and meeting with world leaders in the afternoon, President Obama...
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Rule Aids in Subarachnoid Bleed Diagnosis

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A highly sensitive clinical decision rule has been developed to help clinicians diagnose subarachnoid hemorrhage, a group of Canadian researchers reported.
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This Week in PLOS Medicine: Disruptive Publishing, Pneumococcal Vaccine ... - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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This Week in PLOS Medicine: Disruptive Publishing, Pneumococcal Vaccine ...
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