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Marilee J. Layman

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06:51 pm: Other Things For The Day
Remember when I posted about the Virginia Attorney General telling colleges and universities that they can't have anti-discrimination rules? Well, the students are rising up. Yep, they're posting to Facebook and Twitter. One college planned a rally for today, but apparently a lot of students thought posting online would make people take them seriously.

And today, our governor spoke against the AG saying there should be no discrimination. I wasn't expecting that.

The WashPost Health/Science section yesterday had an interesting article on pregnancy group appointments, saying In the group setting, the women have access not just to doctors, nurses and midwives, but also to each other. They are taught how to take their own and others' blood pressure and weigh themselves. Further, over two hours, they can go much further into depth on topics of pregnancy -- working off each other's questions and experiences -- than would be possible during a 15-minute visit. In fact, the chat about knowing the signs of labor evolved into a discussion -- complete with role-playing -- about how to tell your husband it is time to leave for the hospital.

In the same section, a doctor talks about the problem with not knowing whether an emergency patient has a DNR or DNI, and just on the side mentions putting in a central line in three seconds. That sounds so nice -- I've had five central lines and the shortest time it took to put one in was three hours. My chest is weird.

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