I get quite a few questions from doctors and other healthcare professionals asking how I do what I do online? How did I create a strong platform and write so many posts every week? How can I be so active in social media? And how do I think of anything to say? I would love to say it’s easy, because honestly it isn’t. It’s hard work. But if you love sharing your message, all of the hard work is worth it.
If you are involved in healthcare, you should check out The Public Physician: Practical Wisdom for Life in a Connected, Always-On World by Bryan Vartabedian, MD, FAAP. It is a tremendous resource for getting started in social media. It also explores the challenges balancing a social presence with your practice guidelines, and much, much more. I read it in one sitting. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Arthroscopy is a skill that requires tremendous practice, so learning on a simulator has to be beneficial. Arthroscopy Skills Development With a Surgical Simulator by Brian J. Rebolledo, MD, Jennifer Hammann-Scala, CST, Alejandro Leali, MD, and Anil S. Ranawat, MD in The American Journal of Sports Medicine
I am asked occasionally by patients about switching to barefoot running. This could prove to be an important consideration. Older runners who switch to barefoot may find it harder to adapt foot strike by Catharine Paddock in Medical News Today
All you could possibly want to know about caffeine: The Ultimate Guide to Caffeine by Taylor in nerdfitness.com
Shocking data on the health risks of loneliness and social isolation: The Toll of a Solitary Life by Tara Parker-Pope in The New York Times
Exercise and Fitness
Great post for getting yourself to the gym or on the treadmill: 6 Ways to Trick/Motivate Yourself Into Exercising by Linda Melone in lindamelone.com
A simpler way to start high-intensity interval training: Walk Hard. Walk Easy. Repeat. by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times
Interesting, and sad, view of the current state of youth sports: (Thanks Kirsten Schrader for sharing!) The Adultification of Youth Sports by John O’Sullivan in changingthegameproject.com
A youth baseball coach shares his perspective on travel teams: Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball by David Mendell in The Washington Post
Productivity and Self Improvement
I currently have a coach (two, actually), and I can’t recommend it highly enough: 6 Signs You Need a Coach by Joelle K. Jay in Inc.com
Are you a hitter or a pitcher? Pitchers and hitters by Seth Godin in sethgodin.typepad.com