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Grand Rounds, Vol. 4, No. 20: The Health 2.0 Explosion

Happy Super Tuesday! Whether or not you live in one of the 24 states that cast their votes today, you probably agree that healthcare will be one of the major opportunities –- and major challenges -– for the next White House. Now for the first time in history, policy makers are facing a more outspoken, more organized medical and patient constituency than ever, due to the emergence of social media on the Internet, aka Health…

Grand Rounds – Plug In Here

Thanks to our fearless leader Nicholas Genes, Grand Rounds is going strong. That’s the weekly roundup of what’s happening in the medical blogosphere. I’ll be hosting here next Tuesday, Feb. 5, with an emphasis on… you guessed it, Health 2.0.
This means we’re showcasing anything having to do with:

Consumers & health care providers working together in new and powerful ways
Helping consumers become empowered and knowledgeable
Making health care more cost-efficient
Price and quality…

2007: Diabetes Year in Review

Happy Holidays, everyone! ‘Tis the season for cocktail parties, and roundups of the closing year, no? I was feeling a little overwhelmed about attempting “the roundup” this year, so I decided to ask you all to get involved. To me, it seems that if 2007 is remembered for anything, it will be as the birth year of Health 2.0, the rise of Social Media and its conjunction with health and healthcare offerings on the web.…

Web Tools for the Sandwich Generation

Something else to share with you while I’m tip-toeing around the topic of “getting old“:
When my brother and I were both in college, and our poor Mom was running herself ragged taking care of her aging parents while working full-time, she kept making references to “the sandwich generation” — people caught between raising and supporting their children and caring for aging parents or other relatives. What a hectic life they lead. Now that I’m…

Good Valentine’s, No Sugar

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dears.

(photo courtesy of the Diabetes Made Visible folks on Flickr.  Love you all!)
Especially for us PWDs, a few V-day treats without the actual glucose:
* Sharing. This week’s edition of Grand Rounds, the medical blogging roundup, features a “Give Me Some Sugar” theme.  No actual consumption involved. Oh, except for Kim over at EmergiBlog.  (If it weren’t Love Day, I might be tempted to ring those chocolate-stained necks)
* Empathy. …