The CDC has a new website focusing on the public health implications of child maltreatment. It’s part of the Veto Violence campaign and while it’s specifically geared toward health department personnel and other public health professionals, there are some things on the site that feel incredibly relevant to my practice, as well.
I know I’m not alone in saying that this heat wave that so many of us have been experiencing has been pretty brutal. While the oppressive temps seem to be breaking a bit, there hasn’t been much motivation to leave the confines of my air conditioned row house for the past week. Much of the [...]
Several of you sent this over my way, and many more of you posted it on your Facebook pages, and/or tweeted it, so I thought I’d get it up here. Check out Project Unbreakable’s tumblr site here for more info, images and ways to help.
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I have a lot of respected friends and colleagues who care for pediatric abusive head trauma and sexual abuse patients. And I have a lot of respected friends and colleagues who prosecute these cases. So I will be interested in feedback about this particular Frontline program (it debuted last night on PBS) that looks at child [...]
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and the 2011 winner for featured photography is Barbara Davidson from the LA Times. She was awarded the prize for a series she did on the aftermath of gang violence, and the images are really quite moving.
What could be better on a Monday morning than an STD slideshow? Right. I figure this 1st day back to work post-Christmas, I’d give you all something easy. Especially since so many folks are off this week. Over at Medscape they have this slideshow, and while it’s more diagnosis and management than many of you need, [...]
First, apologies for the radio silence this week. It turns out when I left DC Sunday night, my laptop didn’t. So we were just reunited late last night (big sigh of relief). We’re all in Pittsburgh this week at the IAFN Annual Scientific Assembly, and last night, the audience was shown a short film on [...]
There’s been a lot of chatter about the Senate Subcommittee hearing being held today, Rape in the United States: The Chronic Failure to Report and Investigate Rape Cases. It’s being webcast live (as I type this, actually), and I’m assuming you’ll be able to view it after the fact on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website. [...]
My long-time readers know that I am crazy about photographs. Anytime I can add a resource that includes good quality ones is a happy day. So I was very pleased to come across this excellent slide presentation on classifying pressure ulcers over at Medscape. If your work includes caring for neglect patients, then this is [...]