Grand Round is now up at Nurseratchedsplace of Mother Jones, RN.
This Round, called Election Day at Grand Rounds doesn’t only give a great wrap up of this week’s medical blogposts, but also reviews the health history of former presidents. According To Mother Jones:
“The President of the United States has a few things in common with people like Joe the Plumber. From time to time, everyone gets sick and needs to see a doctor. I remember when George H.W. Bush vomited all over a Japanese Prime Minister during a state dinner. And we all remember the attempt on Ronald Regan’s life. Whatever happens, the president’s physician stands ready to care for their famous patient and members of the First Family.
My blogpost on the importance of early intervention in Addisonian crises is introduced by the story of President J.F. Kennedy who
“started taking steroids to treat colitis. This caused many long-term side effects that haunted him for the rest of his life. Kennedy suffered from Addison disease as well as chronic back pain possibly related to weakened bones caused by steroid use.”
For the complete review of all this week’s medical blogs ànd of presidential diseases please visit Election Day at Grand Rounds. Great Job, Mother Jones!