Bandaids & Blackboards is "a site about growing up with medical problems...any ole type." It's for & by kids with chronic and/or serious disease. This is a well done site, and I like the frank, open tone of most of the narrative. A good site for kids, parents, teachers and healthcare providers.
I'm trying to find links for a young marijuana smoker ... to substantiate my assertion that marijuana isn't so benign as many think. What I found on the internet was that there are very few websites with good, unbiased information about marijuana. A few bright lights: Reality Check has good resources for parents or health workers .. but not written for the skeptical 16 year-old.
If you've been to Bandolier recently, you know that the search function hasn't been working. It's because of some political trouble between University of Oxofrd and the folks who maintain the site. All is now resolved, and a new search fuction is available ... though not yet from the main page of the site. Here's a link to it: Bandolier's Boolean Search Page
More consolidation:Siemens buying Shared Medical. This is big news. And potentially positive news. SMS has long been a slow moving ship on the EMR ocean, and Siemens, despite is size, may add some european agility to the SMS culture.
Donna D'alessandro, M.D. has developed Generalpediatrics.com. Promoted as a "digital library of general pediatrics," this site is not a library, but a well organized directory of website links to pediatric medical resources. It's a good site. But the use of the term "library" in the e-mail promotion that I received today is concerning. A library has content, a directory has links to content. This site is the latter. We need to be more careful about out use of these terms, as the distinction between them is important. Internet users searching for content are often frustrated by directory sites that link to directory sites.
As I handed Alison, our front desk supervisor, an envelope today, she told me all about why I shouldn't lick envelopes anymore. Not to worry, Alison. This is another internet hoax, as this story about Cockroach Eggs on envelopes explains.