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MedBlogs Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 2 « monash medical student

Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 2 « monash medical student
Welcome to the 2nd edition of Grand Rounds Volume 5. I am honoured to be hosting Grand Rounds for the 2nd time.

I missed it yesterday, better late than never?

Caption Contest Update

Wow, a reader sends in a picture, and you deliver.  Thirty Three comments so far, and several very good captions (no winner announced yet, so get yours in soon).

Robin at Survive the Journey got terrifically bored and made some logos for our little contest (it also disqualifies her from winning the contest, unlike sending me great big wads of cash, that’s fine).

To announce a contest:



And, to be provided to the winner to (optionally) display:


Robin has skills, and my thanks.  Interesting group, you blog readers.

AP: Voting could be hazardous to your health

Study: Voting could be hazardous so be careful

AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — Could voting for president be hazardous to your health? An analysis of Election Day traffic deaths dating back to Jimmy Carter’s 1976 win suggests yes, but the authors say that’s no reason not to go to the polls.

The study found that on average, 24 more people died in car crashes during voting hours on presidential election days than on other October and November Tuesdays. That amounts to an 18 percent increased risk of death. And compared with non-election days, an additional 800 people suffered disabling injuries.

The results were pretty consistent on all eight presidential Election Days that were analyzed, up to George W. Bush’s victory over John Kerry in 2004.

In case you needed something else to worry about. | Man who died waiting 34 hours in ER identified | Man who died waiting 34 hours in ER identified
Man who died waiting 34 hours in ER identified

Updated Tue. Sep. 23 2008 11:29 PM ET News Staff

A man who died while waiting 34 hours for care in a Winnipeg emergency room has been identified.

Brian Sinclair, 45, died at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre WHSC in what some are calling the worst emergency room failure in Manitoba’s history.

Waiting Room deaths are going to go up.  I hope I’m not one of them.