Link roundup

I’m going to start a periodic roundup of things from the internets that I’ve found interesting.  Typically this will flow from the twitter feed. Follow me there to get these as they happen! @ihaterashes

First one gets no comments from me, just sharing the news…. Overmedicating AL veterans at the VA http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/11/overmedicating_alabama_veteran.html

Nice discussion here about mistakes in medicine. We all make them, might as well learn from them.  “You can’t take them back, you can only pay them forward.” http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20131104/PRINCEGEORGE0101/311049990/-1/princegeorge0101/many-a-slip

So it turns out, things aren’t always what they seem.  It seems that, when analyzed, things that were labeled as one herb, actually contained something else.  My favorite finding:  echinacea supplements that contained ground up bitter weed, Parthenium hysterophorus, “an invasive plant found in India and Australia that has been linked to rashes, nausea and flatulence.”.nyti.ms/1azMdaO

Here’s a really cool webtool for use at the point of care.  ACP’s Smart Medicine.  Up To Date or Medscape-esque, with content from ACP, In the Clinic, and Guidelines.  Free for ACP members. 

Finally, a link inspired by our recent UAB Women in Medicine discussion.  You can in fact, “have it all.”  But realize that what “all” is changes with time, and achieving it all is a transient thing.  You can’t have it all, but you can have cake