The Cure Times – May 20th, 2011

May 20th, 2011

Hello and welcome to the 6th edition of the Cure Times.
The wrap-up – The Cure Times editor (me) has been very busy as of late and has been unable to write the Cure Times as much as she would like to.  It has been nearly 4 weeks since the last one!!  My apologies, so let’s right to our 6th edition.

Best of the Blogs – The best of the blogs addresses the hottest topic in the news. In this case, Jaya Tiwari’s, to-transplant-or-not-to-transplant with HIV/AIDS infected organ blog was selected. It is well thought out response to an LA Times article in favor of using HIV/AIDS infected organs to transplant into patients who already have the disease. Jaya’s blog raises the cons and precautions. I definitely recommend her intelligent response.

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Information Station – The blog that is the most informative, chocked full-o-links, videos, tweet feeds etc. will be featured in the Information Station. One of our syndicate bloggers, Dr. Mintz posted this informative position piece about health care costs. He goes so far as to claim that by 2024, Medicare will go bankrupt.  Yikes.  What does that even mean?  Read all about that on his blog.

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Popularity Contest – The Popularity Contest’s winning blog generates the most traffic:  A curious and mildly disturbing interview with the inventor of the Helium hood (read painless suicide apparatus) scored the popularity contest. I got nearly 500 hits for this blog so far. Sharlotte Hydorn feels that the customer of her “bags” (as she calls the Helium Hoods) are responsible for their own death, she is not. Nice lady, strange business.

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***Breaking News*** CureTalk is close to reaching a quarter million unique views this month!  WOOT!

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The Mirth MedalScott J. and his battle with his beer gut again scored the mirth medal.  Hilarious!  I wonder what Scott is gonna blog about when he gets back from his bachelor party in Vegas.  What will he have to loose weight and have ripping abs for then??

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The Editor’s Choice blog is (in her opinion) the most, well rounded, enjoyable and best written blog. Again, Stephen Gaudet wins the editor’s choice. He is a severe refractory asthmatic and suffers asthmatic symptoms pretty much 24/7.  He was intubated for the 18th time, and became an inpatient for the 104th time.  His struggle with asthma is incomprehensible and his endurance and commitment to go on is so inspiring.

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Welcome aboard! Here is were we welcome our new authors.

But sadly, no one new has crossed our threshold in the past month. Let’s hope we can introduce some of our new authors in the next edition.

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