1. beingholli:

    healthscireflib magnificentlyobsessed bluebelleinbg this one’s for my bitches.

    This is very #FBTS.

    (Source: thisishangingrockcomics)


  3. jittery-zeitgeist replied to your post “So I’m leaning towards “Standing Up and Standing Out: Advocating and…”

    I like it. Also I didn’t realize you’re from Kentucky. Drink some Ale8 for a jealous East coaster.

    Hey, I’ll even add some Bulleit for ya.


  4. So I’m leaning towards “Standing Up and Standing Out: Advocating and Innovating in Kentucky’s Libraries.”

    Too long? Too stupid? Too vague? Help?

  5. kanyedraper:

    imgur: the simple image sharer



  6. lecieltumultueux replied to your post “Thinking on this conference theme…”

    Idk, something like Idea ExCHANGE

    Ok, I can work with this.

  7. theweekmagazine:

    These real-life Rosie the Riveters changed the face of labor

    Vintage photos from the library of congress capture a time when the country ran on womanpower

    (via continuants)

  8. mrladyarchive:

    Images for the Julie Ruin s/t release, Kill Rock Stars (1998)
    Photos by Tammy Rae Carland

    (via vintagesalt)


  9. aphrodite-mine replied to your post “Thinking on this conference theme…”

    Re(NEW)ed or some such?

    Still simmering on this, but I like it.


  10. "

    Though some country doctors cite unusual perks—high schools with just 50 students in each grade, for example—others say they’ve faced prejudice in small towns.

    Rubio said one gay psychiatrist responded that, while she liked the closeness she had with her rural patients, she also experienced homophobia. Another pediatrician said he moved back to the city after his small town’s school principal prohibited his son from being on the cheerleading squad.

    Even if they do hear the call of the wild, providers might find that there aren’t enough patients to support a private practice. People in some rural regions are more likely to use Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor, which does not reimburse doctors for medical services as much as private insurance does.

    — Olga Khazan, “Why Are There So Few Doctors in Rural America?”

    (Source: The Atlantic)


  11. "On TV, the patients that have these compelling rare diseases are played by a revolving door of guest stars. The characters we really get to know are the doctors themselves. And the way doctors have been portrayed on television has changed markedly over the years. Medical shows in the 50s and 60s, like City Hospital, Dr. Kildare, and Ben Casey, showed doctors as noble, infallible heroes. These shows apparently received “creative input and guidance from the American Medical Association,” according to an article in Annals of Emergency Medicine."
    — Julie Beck, The Atlantic, “Healthcare in the Time of Grey’s Anatomy.”

    (Source: The Atlantic)


  12. "

    In my interviews I asked physicians how they assessed race. I got a variety of responses. Many said they just “eyeballed” it—and never asked the individual any questions about their race. Others asked people to self-identify. But it can be awkward to ask someone their race for a lung function test. Patients might wonder why race is relevant for this particular test. So, in general, my research suggests that operators/clinicians simply guess a patient’s race based on the usual simplistic physical characteristics historically associated with “race,” like skin color—a poor marker for race globally. This guess may have little to do with how someone self-identifies or the richness of their ancestry.

    Part of the problem is the infrastructure of science. What kinds of questions are considered scientific?
    “Race correction” is built into the software of the spirometer globally. To evaluate lung function and to make a recording, the operator/clinician must determine a patient’s race. For most modern spirometers, this entails selecting a race option from a drop down menu or pressing a button. And the options vary by manufacturer.

    — Lundy Braun, a professor of Africana studies and medical science at Brown University, “How Racism Creeps into Medicine.”

    (Source: The Atlantic)


  13. Interesting items coming thru Docphin this morning. Stay tuned for the links!

  14. slaughterhouse90210:

    “So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”
    ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

    I think I peed myself a little.

  15. GOOD MORNING SPOTIFY. #sleaterkinney #putitinmyearsalready