b) No mention of Family Medicine Notes ... ;-( .. I'm sooo insulted. (And this was the second medical weblog)
c) He's "outed" out another medical weblogger's real identity .. something I've been careful not to do.
Anonymity was important to her .. and I think that it's an interesting component of what medical weblogging is for this weblogger: an opportunity to discuss and inform .. without being concerned that the opinions she voices on the web will cause her patients to respond to her differently.
I hadn't thought about this until I had an e-mail conversation with her about it a few weeks ago -- but it does make sense: The opinions that we physicians share on our weblogs do reveal how we feel about certain issues. Sex, drugs, Rock 'n roll, vaccinations, antibiotic overuse, abortion, etc etc etc.
I've had many patients comment on the weblog postings on Docnotes .. and the feedback is always positive .. but what have I said on the weblogs that has alienated my patients? How would I know?
So I am respectful of those who choose to 'blog' anonymously ... I wonder if Bob asked if it was OK ...
Advances in understanding the natural history of HPV infection and cervical cancer biology have revealed that HPV infections generally are transient. Among high-risk HPV subtypes, 70 percent of infections regress within two years, suggesting that less aggressive testing among younger women will allow for the spontaneous regression of HPV-associated abnormalities before screening is initiated.
I've been discussing these revised guidelines with patients since early this year.
Brad's CAM links has pointers to many resource for information on complimentary and alternative medicine. Brad's using MyHQ .. a wonderful "bookmark" site with no advertising and a very good user interface. I updated my "MYHQ" today -- an annual event.