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Street Fighting Math

July 28, 2010

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…want this book! http://www.amazon.com/Street-Fighting-Mathematics-Educated-Guessing-Opportunistic/dp/026251429X An earlier version is available for free download at MITOpenCourseware. The MITOpenCourseware site for the course: 18.098 / 6.099 Street-Fighting Mathematics / As taught in: January IAP 2008 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-098-street-fighting-mathematics-january-iap-2008/readings/ The PDF itself: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-098-street-fighting-mathematics-january-iap-2008/readings/sf_math.pdf

Data for Health Administrators

April 20, 2010

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A distant hope for long-term returns or vague calculations …don’t seem to carry the day in hospitals and clinics facing large and immediate financial losses.-Don Berwick (IHI, CMS) What’s measured improves. -Peter Drucker So much of health adminstration is a struggle to understand what is happening internal and external to the organization, without ever having […]

Published!

March 21, 2010

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Wow…I just found out–notices coming within one week of each other–that I’ve got second author on two papers that are being published in decently reputable journals. My involvement in both cases was literally years ago. What’s with the coincidence? “Solvated Electron in Organic Chemistry Laboratory” http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed800093n “How Physical Attractiveness and Endorser-Product Match-up Guide Selection of a […]

Readings for today

July 1, 2009

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    MICHAEL NIELSON: Is scientific publishing about to be disrupted? http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/?p=629 via CShaffer (fb via twitter) Exploring the Harmful Effects of Health Care by Charles M. Kilo; Eric B. Larson JAMA. 2009; 302:89-91. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/302/1/89?ct State Licensure and Professional Monopolies in Medicine by Rebecca A. Harris JAMA. 2009; 302:35-a. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/302/1/35-a?ct both via JAMA Topic Collection […]

I love alltop.com

May 4, 2009

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Science/Health All the top news, selected by Hardin Library. http://my.alltop.com/hardinlibrary/, an eminently refined RSS aggregator, listing… New England Journal of Medicine JAMA current issue Archives of Internal Medicine current issue Annals of Internal Medicine recent issues European Journal of Internal Medicine MayoClinic.com …and much, much more.

H1N1 Swine Flu Map and Resources via the University of Iowa

April 28, 2009

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http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/swineflu H1N1 is not transmitted by consuming pork products. There is of yet NO evidence that any pigs have contracted or are ill from this outbreak of H1N1. “Swine flu” is a disease of pigs, practically speaking in this case, in name only: There’s been no evidence yet of pigs getting sick, in either Mexico […]

“Heart Muscle Renewed Over Lifetime, Study Finds” from NYT 4-3-09

April 3, 2009

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Heart Muscle Renewed Over Lifetime, Study Finds By NICHOLAS WADE Published: April 2, 2009 About 1 percent of the heart muscle cells are replaced every year at age 25, and that rate gradually falls to less than half a percent per year by age 75, concluded a team of researchers led by Dr. Jonas Frisen […]