Friday, February 26, 2010

The ACCME Report - February 2010 issue is now available

and includes information on the Program & Activity Reporting System (PARS), a step-by-step tutorial on Learning from Teaching, a brief survey to solicit input on ACCME Education and Training web pages, plus more! Click here to access.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

WebMD gets letter from Senator Grassley

From the Senator's letter to the president of WebMD:
Recently, it was brought to my attention that WebMD Health Corporation (WebMD) is running a depression screening advertisement on television. This advertisement encourages the viewer to take a screening test sponsored by Eli Lilly on WebMDs website. I am concerned about the independence between WebMD and industry since many people access WebMD seeing it as an independent, objective medical resource.
Click here to access the letter which is posted online. Hat tip to Pharmalot.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chocolate and health

From the MedPage Today news item:
Just in time for Valentine's Day, researchers have reported that chocolate may keep sweethearts safe from stroke.

To reach that conclusion, Sarah Sahib, BScCA, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and colleagues reviewed three studies, two of which showed that chocolate significantly reduced stroke risk, likely because of its flavonoid content.
Click here to read more on this good news!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

"Searching and Learning" CME

The University of Utah School of Medicine CME folks had an interesting poster at the recent Alliance conference in New Orleans...they've set up an online system for their physicians whereby the physicians can search the Internet and get CME credit for doing so. And, apparently, they are willing to share their low-cost online program with others! Click here to access more information on this jewel of a find! Also be certain to check out the slides from their presentations at the Alliance conference.