Archive: February2009

Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine

I'm in Chicago teaching today, and one of the topics we touched on briefly was evidence-based medicine. As we were talking I realized that it's one of those terms we sling around quite freely, but my hunch is that many…

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HIV and Sexual Violence

HIV and Sexual Violence

Stephen Lewis, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, discusses social and economic vulnerability in women around the world in this podcast on HIV and sexual violence. "The stark lack of empowerment of women in many parts of the world indicates the need…

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Combat Stress and Trauma in Returning War Veterans

Combat Stress and Trauma in Returning War Veterans

PESI is offering a webinar this Friday (2/6/09),  Combat Stress and Trauma in Returning War Veterans and Their Families. The "teleseminar" (I'm not clear what this means--I suspect audio, no visual) will be held from 2:30pm-4pm ET and costs $149.…

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A Note to Readers

A Note to Readers

Just a quick note to let people know I will be on the road the rest of the week, so posts may be a bit lighter than usual. I will return next Monday with the usual volume of posts.

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Grant Writing

Grant Writing

Grant Station is offering 2 webinars on grant writing this month. February 18th, they will host a 90 minute webinar, Making Time to Write Grants. Then on February 19th, they are hosting a 2nd webinar, Grant Writing: Getting Off to…

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The Choking Game, Part II

The Choking Game, Part II

Because my last post on the Choking Game was one of the most visited posts yet, I have added a second post on the subject. This is a video made by the folks at GASP. It's less than 15 minutes…

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An FHO Extra: SlideShare

An FHO Extra: SlideShare

Have you been to SlideShare? Perhaps you should check it out...

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

The University of Louisville offers an online domestic violence course for physicians and nurses. Featuring Dr. William Smock, with whom many of you are familiar, the course consists of two videos and accompanying handouts. Participants can then opt to pay…

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The Teen Brain

The Teen Brain

In the course I'm teaching this semester, we've been talking about vulnerability. Impossible to have that discussion and not talk about teens. The following webcast is an interesting panel discussion sponsored by The Dana Foundation and Syracuse University. Entitled The…

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Spending the night at the hospital seeing patients gives me a lot of time to think, and plenty of time to surf. In the course of putting some information together for a teaching project, I stumbled across a little hidden…

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The "Choking" Game

The "Choking" Game

Also from the CDC website this morning: It’s called the “choking game,” but it’s no game, and there are no winners. Some kids are choking themselves or each other, by hand or with some form of noose. The intent is…

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