Sunday, June 15, 2014

Week 2 - Blogathon overview

And week two is finished! I'd say time flies and all that, but blogging every day isn't easy. While there are many interesting things to write about, it can be difficult to sit down and decide what to write and actually do the writing sometimes. But, we're halfway through and I'm still standing, so that has to count for something, right?

Last week, we had a few controversial topics and a few good discussion starters. The week began on June 9 with the sad story of Casey Kasem and the fight over his care (Casey Kasem, his family's public battle, and the importance of planning). Since writing this, I learned that Kasem had, indeed, signed over the medical decisions to his daughter but his wife went to court to have this changed. Sad story all around.

June 10's post was a bit controversial, Should healthcare workers be forced to receive flu vaccine? This question is going to come up again, like clockwork, next flu season.

The next day's post, on June 11, was about something I'm all too familiar with: back pain (Back pain - medical interventions and surgery aren't always the answer). It's a reminder that we don't always need complicated medical interventions to obtain relief from back pain.

On June 12, I wrote about breast density notification laws (Are breast density notification laws helpful?) Does your state have a mandatory notification law?

On Friday, the 13th, I discussed how the number of people with diabetes continues to rise in the United States (Diabetes numbers rising in the U.S.). This is something to be concerned about because - in many cases - diabetes can be avoided or if not avoided, made less severe.

Finally, yesterday, June 14th, I wrote about how only 6,000 steps a day can  help people who are at risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knee or who may already have it (Only 6,000 steps a day will help osteoarthritis of the knee).

I've had a few requests for blog post topics - is there something you would like to see covered?

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