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  The 64th edition of the neuroscience carnival encephalon has arrived at the Neurocritic.  Head on over there for the best of the web including me, myself.  Of course you could just scroll down for my article but then you would miss all the other good stuff.

     Also, the latest Grand Rounds carnival is up at Emergiblog.  They did not include me because I did not submit anything.  However, you still can’t miss with an awesome Napolean Dynamite theme–Gosh.  So go and enjoy the best of the medical blogosphere.

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Healthcare is a big business in the US, and getting bigger all the time.   The internet and social media have entered the action in response to consumer demand for information as part of a healthy desire for, well, more health.  For the venture capitalist this means opportunity with a capital O.    

  This consumer demand is as old as mankind.  Through the ages, communities around the globe have depended on their shamans, clerics, or medicine men.  Science and evidence base led to startling new developments beginning in the nineteenth century.  As the science of medicine has evolved, the now infamous snake oil salesmen emerged with it.  Travelling across the country, they pawned off Aunt Elmira’s secret miracle health tonic as the cure from everything from hangnail to heart disease.  Read the rest of this entry »

There is a dirty little euphemism we all learn about in medical school called health care disparities.  It seems the health care system is better at treating heart disease in men compared to women, hypertension in whites compared to blacks, and in keeping rich people healthier across the board in every category compared to the poor.  The problem runs deep enough and fundamental enough that it appears no one is immune.  It is the problem of poverty that I find particularly perplexing. Read the rest of this entry »

And we’re back, time once again for a run down of the very best, most interesting, most educational, most inspiring, and most bizarre stuff I’ve been able to pick up here and there wandering the internet between actual work.    This time I have the anatomy of hope, the anatomy of gummi bears, heady philosophy from the likes of Descartes and Barth, the link between marshmallows and intelligence, sculpting shadows and lots more.  So have a seat and enjoy the very best of that my meanderings of the ethernet led to- Read the rest of this entry »

     I welcome one and all again to my roundup of all that is well with my surfing the internet for hidden treasure of knowledge relating to all things mind, soul, and body.  This week I have great posts on death, death, and death.  Also parasitic stalkers, forbidden fruit, and Heavy Metal, and smell receptor farming to name just a few.  So dig in and enjoy the very best I could find- Read the rest of this entry »

   A very special 50th Grand Rounds is up with Dr. Val borrowing both Kevin, MD and Emergiblog as she is without an IP address to call her own.  Check it out for the very best of the past week in medicine on the blogs.  Encephalon #54 is up this week as well at Neurophilosophy, for the best of neuroscience.   To round it all out Brainblogger has the latest brainblogging carnival up as well to bring the human and multidimensional side of the mind beyond the sciences.  Enjoy.

Well, well, well, welcome to Mind, Soul and Body’s 100th post.  I guess that makes my collection of gems found surfing the internet just over a quarter of my posts.  Most blogs have about a three month lifespan and I am happy to have surpassed that.  I wonder if that means I am in this for the long haul, at least for the rest of residency, which is coming up on the end of one long, long road.  This week was a very strong one on the medicine, brain, and soul internet and I had to leave out an unusual number of posts.  Without futher delay I present only the best of the blogosphere (IMHO)- 

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Grand Rounds meets South Park at Pure Pedantry, while the Mouse Trap has put together an Encephalon that is sheer poetry.  Both saw fit to include a post by yours truly, Encephalon, with my post on Asperger syndrome, and Grand Rounds with my post on Vulnerable Child syndrome.  But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.  Head on over to enjoy the best of the blogs for all things Brain, and all things healthcare, medicine, and body.

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