Why Do You Go to Conferences?

I had the opportunity to present at the annual conference of American College of Rheumatology this past
Monday.  It was in San Diego,which was absolutely GORGEOUS, so
make sure to register for CSM in February (do it before December so you can get
the early-bird rate!).
Without going into detail, much of the activity was similar
to…

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I love my iPod Shuffle!

I have to thank Tim Flynn for turning me on to the iPod Shuffle from Apple. I was previously listening to audio books and podcasts on my Treo 650. Although this works ok (and limits the number of devices you have to carry around), the Shuffle is tiny. About half the length of a credit card and about half its…

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More gentle prodding…

I work in a small outpatient orthopedic physical therapy
clinic. Today, the wife of a patient I
am currently treating for LBP brought me an article from the October issue “O”
magazine and asked for my comments about a section on various aches and pains. (Oprah’s magazine…October 2005 Vol 6, Number
10 pf 185-192)&nbsp…

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Motion palpation study

Here’s an interesting article published on biomedcentral regarding motion palpation and lumbar spine segmental instability. The researchers found that PIVM’s and PAVM’s were specific but not sensitive and had only moderately strong LR values, supporting the notion that motion palpation contributes to a patients clinical picture only when taken in conjunction with other information gathered during the…

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U.S. Health Care Quality

Here is a post from another blog I regularly read regarding a recently published paper in Health Affairs. The gist of the findings is that although the U.S healthcare system performs well in highly specialized areas (due to our fascination with expensive tecnology), we fail quite misearably when it comes to coordinating care throughout the spectrum. In other words…

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Margin

Although every era and generation has had its own share of
problems and hardship, ours is unique in several ways. One of these unique features is the fact that
technology has positioned us so that it is possible to be reached 24/7 from
just about anywhere. Another is the
never-ending stream of new information that continually…

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