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Fantasy Football: Week 2

I am currently losing by score of “Fuck You” to “Oh God, make it stop.”

Well, my rectum has been hurting when I wipe, and I woke up with blood in my underwear today, and it’s been leaking all day — but I just came in to get a note so I don’t have to go to work today.

- Male patient, who turned out to have a thrombosed external hemorrhoid requiring I&D (incision and drainage), here displaying a classic case of “Masculine Downplaying of Symptoms.” (via cranquis)

Rectum? Damn near killed ‘em!

Do you know any surgeon specific medblrs?

aspiringdoctors:

Other than @incisiontime, who is a surgery resident, I don’t know any off the top of my head. Any other medblrs destined for surgery?

I run my blog with surgical precision, does that count?

Dear Jenny
The Really Good Pot Roast & Dr. Cranquis

cranquis:

An anti-anti-vaccine song which started off as a joke — but the more we thought about it, the more we felt it needed to be sung.

Dear Jenny

[Chorus]

Dear Jenny,

By now you must already know—

Vaccines are safe to undergo,

And so it’s time for you to go.

Dear Jenny,

The data isn’t on your side —

Time to admit that you have lied.

Bye, Bye, Baby.

[Verse #1]

"Thimerosal," you’ll say to me

"It’s toxic and unsafe, you see."

But data says that’s not a fact,

So your position can’t be backed—

Besides, it’s all but gone away.

(Bye, Bye Baby…)

[Chorus]

[Verse #2]

You say they aren’t natural —

But arsenic is, that’s factual (that stuff will kill ya)!

You give diseases one more chance,

And depending on who you ask,

You’ve caused over 6,000 deaths.

(Bye, Bye Baby…)

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

Bur your kid just wants your loving—

Doesn’t care about the crap you’re shoveling.

Your hysterics give autism a bad name—

Acting as if it’s a curse,

Hunting for someone to blame.

[Chorus]

Two strong posts about the science behind vaccines for further reading, brought to you by the Anti-Anti-Vaccine Queen, aspiringdoctors:

One

Two

Dr. B, I'm currently on my peds rotation and ending my week of NICU as we speak. I am constantly feeling like I know nothing and my attending pretty much thinks I know nothing. Any suggestions on things to look over so I can reverse that?

NICU is different from other areas of typical pediatric rotations (As a med student as a resident) in that it is highly specialized and quite removed from primary care.  Aside from PICU (The other half of pediatric primary care) most other aspects of pediatrics contain a large amount of material that you will use as a primary care pediatrician.  NICU does not.  NICU is about things you almost never see outside of the NICU, and since most NICUs are “closed” units (Meaning only the in-house neonatologists care for the babies) most primary care pediatricians do not deal with neonatology much.  Also, as a medical student, you’re really not supposed to know much about neonatology.  

In my opinion, rotations like neonatology (As a med student and a resident) are not about what you know but instead about how you adapt to what you do not know.  You don’t have to know about retinopathy of prematurity or necrotizing enterocolitis the first time they come up in a patient, but you should go home and read up on it so that when it comes up again on rounds the next day you can talk about it a bit with some familiarity.

Destiny

I’m watching ladyofthehouse play Destiny on the PS4. It looks amazing. She has decided to go with a female Warlock.

I don’t need wall-to-wall media coverage and endless ceremonies to remember 9/11

Dear Apple users and major media outlets,

middlemanagementlivingthedream:

baffledinbrooklyn:

baffledinbrooklyn:

Apple did not invent the idea of online storage yesterday at it’s press conference. They didn’t invent the idea of a cloud service. This is not innovation. This is Apple playing catch up.

Please keep this in mind, Baffled in Brooklyn

I feel like every time Apple has one of these press conferences I should update this post.

iphone-6-nexus-4

http://bgr.com/2014/09/10/iphone-6-vs-android-specs/

Thanks for the update, middlemanagementlivingthedream!

Dear Apple users and major media outlets,

baffledinbrooklyn:

Apple did not invent the idea of online storage yesterday at it’s press conference. They didn’t invent the idea of a cloud service. This is not innovation. This is Apple playing catch up.

Please keep this in mind, Baffled in Brooklyn

I feel like every time Apple has one of these press conferences I should update this post.

cranquis:

baffledinbrooklyn:

cranquis is gonna be pissed I told you guys, but I totally beat him in fantasy football this week and claimed victory in the princeton-medbloro battle of the dean emeriti.


Ignoring one crucial detail, aren’t we Dr. Baffled?

Only ONE of us has taken the time to create a totally-realistic team logo…

…with a catheter on it.


I’ve got a mascot!

cranquis:

baffledinbrooklyn:

cranquis is gonna be pissed I told you guys, but I totally beat him in fantasy football this week and claimed victory in the princeton-medbloro battle of the dean emeriti.

dancing animated GIF

Ignoring one crucial detail, aren’t we Dr. Baffled?

Only ONE of us has taken the time to create a totally-realistic team logo…

…with a catheter on it.

I’ve got a mascot!