Digg for Medicine: Nature Publishing Group Launches Dissect Medicine
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Digg.com is a tremendous success. Webmasters dream of their pages being "dug." A news or blog story which makes it to the front page of Digg brings tens of thousands (millions?) visitors to the linked website. People vote passionately for the stories they like or dislike.

Dissect Medicine is a website of Nature Publishing Group. They first tried it out with a service called Pligg which now redirects to the new website:

"Dissect Medicine is a collaborative medical news website. Users submit stories for review but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, users do by voting for stories.

The ideas behind Dissect Medicine come from Digg.com, a technology news website that employs non-hierarchical editorial control. Dissect Medicine takes this concept and adds extra features to tailor it to the needs of a medical audience."

It looks interesting. Give it a try. If nothing else, you can submit your own blog post to see what others think about it.

The real question is how many people are going to use Dissect Medicine to digg medical stories. The "wisdom of crowds" concept works when you have a crowd.

Social websites need a critical mass of users and this is one of the reasons why I am posting the link to Dissect Medicine here.

Update 4/4/2007:
David Rothman writes about 3 separate efforts to create a “Digg for medical literature”: MediNews: Digg for Medical Literature, Part IV.

Digg Song


Kina Grannis created the “Digg Song” and became an almost instant viral success, so much so that a record company has been in touch with her. Link via Dr Shock MD PhD. Song chorus:

"Gotta digg, gotta digg, gotta digg
Gotta make this story big!"

References:
Digging Grand Rounds

Updated: 01/01/2008

HHS takes aim at medical errors, health care costs
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According to a newly released study in Health Affairs, one in three patients hospitalized suffer some sort of medical error or adverse event, and approximately one in  20 get a online pharmacy related infection.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, nearly 2 million Americans get an infection when hospitalized.  More than a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine found that up to 98,000 patients die each year as a result of medical errors.
 
"We've known for years that millions of Americans are unnecessarily harmed in the hospital every year from preventable infections and other medical errors," said Lisa McGiffert, director of Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project.

COUNTDOWN TO CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW (4)
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COUNTDOWN TO CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW (4)

Glitz in the Garden. Consider man’s attempt to conquer nature within the landscape as a symbol for wealth and power. Specific oppulent civilizations  provide many examples throughout recorded history – as punctuated by Hadrian’s Villa, Versailles, and Hearst Castle.


Garrett Eckbo- “As social inequieties become more complex, those who have more than the average, and more than they need, tend to express or flaunt such surpluses…. For the common man, dish gardens, patios or suburban backyards may provide symbols of memories of the paradise of the rich.”


From the Telegraph, here is this morning’s article on this year's 20 million pound show garden, the most expensive in the history of “The Great Show”.  (Interestingly, this comes after complaints at last years show that Chelsea had scaled back, reflective of the global recession.)


“David Domoney's design is the most expensive in the event's 97 year history.
The Ace of Diamonds garden will be littered with jewels loaned by Bond Street store Leviev. The garden celebrates the links between plants and precious stones and its centrepiece will be diamond jewellery worth millions that will require unprecedented security.
It will boast a £1 million peony-shaped ring with pink and green diamonds and a daisy-shaped ring set with a rare, flawless blue diamond worth £3.2 million.
Domoney, who formerly appeared on ITV's This Morning, also hopes to include an even more valuable uncut diamond in his elaborate, outdoor display.
The garden will be worth more than all Chelsea's other collections put together when the Royal Horticulture Society's annual showpiece begins on May 25.
Many of the plants being used by Domoney have gemstones in their names such as euonymous emerald gaiety, potentilla gold finger and hosta diamond tiara.
A looping path of stepping stones leads to a central, diamond-shaped patio. When viewed from above, it is said to look like a pendant necklace.
The garden will boast Chiltern marble, Roman plinths and backlit walls with semi-precious stones such as quartz and amethyst.
The gems will be on display for the gardens launch and the duration of the judging.  Domoney, who has previously suggested using viagra to perk up wilting plants, said: "I always endeavour to introduce something a little bit more entertaining and this garden is something really special.
"I am aiming to give the garden a real James Bond-style feel.
"There will be more bling on display than on Paris Hilton.
"But we will be asking the judges to think of Helen Mirren for a touch of class.
"It's high end and extreme but with a strong horticultural message. Its a jewellery box garden. "This garden will be the most expensive that Chelsea has ever had or is ever likely to have.”
"It will be more valuable than all the rest of Chelsea collections from this year and last year combined." RHS shows director Bob Sweet said: "We are all very excited that this very valuable diamond will be sat on a table in David's outdoor garden.  "We have tight security at Chelsea anyway but something like this will require special attention, which it will definitely get."
Chelsea's world-famous show gardens typically cost no more than £250,000.
The Ace of Diamonds is the second of four Domoney gardens designed for airline sponsor BMI's Diamond Club, following on from last year's Ace of Spades.
For that, a Harley Davidson motorbike took pride of place in a large pit shaped like a giant ace of spades and lined with recycled garden spades.”
 Last years Ace of Spades garden. 



Your Opinion of Internet use by Doctors in India
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Trying to use my Social as well as Professional Network to gather some opinions.

Thanks in Advance, all of you.

Just 2 questions-

1) Are you a cialis? Yes/No

2) How many Doctors in India use The Internet for Researching Medical Literature, in your opinion?

The Daily Douche - Craig Sager
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Does this douche even need an introduction? It's bad enough that TBS has basically ruined post season baseball for me, but why is this prick bastard even employed? Craig Sager, have you looked in the mirror lately? Those suits, that tie. Dude is trying to make these Elton John get ups cool. Total D-bag move. Obviously, because Elton is actually gay so at least he can pull that shit off and still be one of the best performers ever. Not even could Clint Eastwood make that shit look cool, and there's no denying he's one of the most cool badass motherfuckers walking this planet. You ever wear a suit and tie that you just shouldn't have fucked with? Sager has. Somebody call 911 emergency because Craig Sager is an erection that has lasted for too long. Might as well call him the order cialis Douche. 


PS - Yo Fez, is that you bro?


-Dbl-A

The Daily Douche - Craig Sager
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Does this douche even need an introduction? It's bad enough that TBS has basically ruined post season baseball for me, but why is this prick bastard even employed? Craig Sager, have you looked in the mirror lately? Those suits, that tie. Dude is trying to make these Elton John get ups cool. Total D-bag move. Obviously, because Elton is actually gay so at least he can pull that shit off and still be one of the best performers ever. Not even could Clint Eastwood make that shit look cool, and there's no denying he's one of the most cool badass motherfuckers walking this planet. You ever wear a suit and tie that you just shouldn't have fucked with? Sager has. Somebody call 911 emergency because Craig Sager is an erection that has lasted for too long. Might as well call him the cheap cialis Douche. 


PS - Yo Fez, is that you bro?


-Dbl-A

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