Archive: February2015

The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground

Perhaps you've already seen the trailer for The Hunting Ground, which is released today. I'm looking forward to seeing it. I am conflicted about the film makers previous work, but it certainly doesn't dampen my enthusiasm for seeing this one.…

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10 Things: What I’ve Learned on the Road

10 Things: What I’ve Learned on the Road

It's been more than 3 years since I posted a 10 Things list about being on the road, so I figured it was time to update it. Since I'm heading to San Diego today, the timing fits. My spouse and…

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Human Trafficking: What Every Nurse Should Know

Human Trafficking: What Every Nurse Should Know

SAFEta has a webinar coming up next month, Human Trafficking: What Every Nurse Should Know. The session will be offered March 20th from 2-3:30pm ET. Rachell Ekroos is the featured speaker. Click through for details:From the site:Health care provider misperceptions,…

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Since Last We Spoke 2-23-15

Since Last We Spoke 2-23-15

It was a very low key weekend, here in DC. The weather made it near impossible to do much (again), so there was a lot of baking (homemade pop tarts, croissants, quiche, etc.) and a lot of reading. Nice, because…

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Articles of Note, February 2015

Articles of Note, February 2015

Time once again for Articles of Note, my monthly stroll through the peer-reviewed literature. As always, this isn't an exhaustive list of must-reads, just the ones that I find to be particularly relevant. Click through for the full list:Printer friendly…

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

For your viewing pleasure: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about childhood trauma and its impact on health...There's a lot to talk about here.  

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Using Alternate Light Source to Identify Subclinical Bruising

There’s a terrific new article, available electronically ahead of publication that I’d like to highlight this morning. [Ed: okay, I will revise the terrific part, since the authors botch fluorescence vs absorption, or at least qualify my use of it…

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Since Last We Spoke 2-16-15

Since Last We Spoke 2-16-15

Sorry for the absence at the end of last week--the combination of making my way home from Anchorage and finally succumbing to the crud that's been going around for weeks put me down for the count. But I'm back on…

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On Leadership

On Leadership

Over at ReachMD they have a podcast I plan on listening to tonight while I'm hanging out in the Anchorage airport: Can Medical Leadership Be Taught? I read a lot about leadership--I'm fascinated by the topic and I think that there's…

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Learning from Latin@ Youth about Teen Dating Violence: Perspectives from Research and Practice

Learning from Latin@ Youth about Teen Dating Violence: Perspectives from Research and Practice

Casa de Esperanza is hosting a webinar, Learning from Latin@ Youth about Teen Dating Violence: Perspectives from Research and Practice. The session will be held February 20th at 11am ET. Click through for details: From the announcement (PDF): This webinar…

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Since Last We Spoke 2-9-15

Since Last We Spoke 2-9-15

I'm in Alaska this week, hanging out with some of my favorite people. As you know, I don't work on planes (although I'm seriously productive in airport clubs), which left me plenty of time to read over this past week…

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Efficacy of Emergency Contraception and Body Weight

Efficacy of Emergency Contraception and Body Weight

Thanks to Barb Bachmeier for this update: The American Society for Emergency Contraception has a published paper on the issue of EC and body weight (PDF) with an overview of the existing science and recommendations for clinicians. Although it doesn't settle…

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Moving Beyond the Wheel: Understanding Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities

Moving Beyond the Wheel: Understanding Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities

The Northwest Network is hosting an upcoming webinar, Moving Beyond the Wheel: Understanding Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities. The session will be held February 17th from 12-1:30pm PT. I'm particularly interested in this one because of the safety planning component,…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has several things happening of interest. Along with some multimedia activities (you can check out all of the events here), what always makes…

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Reproductive and Sexual Coercion Toolkit

Reproductive and Sexual Coercion Toolkit

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has a ew toolkit available on Reproductive and Sexual Coercion. Do not let the fact that it says that it's a toolkit for advocates dissuade you form spending some quality time with…

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Since Last We Spoke 2-2-14

Since Last We Spoke 2-2-14

Apologies for the broken links--they should be fixed now. Thanks to all who sent me messages.Back on the road this week--San Antonio and then on to Montgomery, AL. I was a tad spoiled, being off the road for a whole…

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