Thursday, March 31, 2011

Meeting health: Words for ailments

Meeting health: Words for ailments

Committed literature: Words to heal Sore

On January 8, 2011: literary event entitled: read committed: Words to heal Sore


The aim throughout this meeting is to hear and listen to mostly three writers who have studied in a personal way on some rare diseases that have affected in different ways.

For this purpose, and consequently, questions came spontaneously arise in the preliminary preparation of this meeting as this three figures are from diverse backgrounds.

How successful they authors to disseminate information through their human books?

Writing is it a loophole, a sort of therapy to ward off disease?

How Writing Is she managed to soothe the pain of the sick?

Is it really an outlet?

What is the advantage of selling books? Is it purely commercial? Who profits are donated?

In the first part, the authors present, the disease and explain the role of writing in their fight.

Then, in a second part, we will organize a debate about which writers and the public will share their ideas.

Our goal is to educate the public, to make him understand that writing has a very great benefit to patients is, somewhere, a "crutch" essential.

Target diseases:

We are interested in rare diseases.

We talk, among other things, the Sickle Cell Disease, leukemia and multiple sclerosis.


Jenny-Fixy Hippocrates, (for his book, My child has sickle cell anemia, so what?) Francette Peulon will be on hand. While Arnaud Gautelier intervene by videoconference from Nantes. To the extent that his health prevents him from moving).

To carry out this project I seek your help in disseminating this event primarily to educate the public as possible.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Health What do we want?

While preparing to make IGAS its report on the Mediator, the French Diabetes Association is investing more than ever for such over prescription take place at the expense of health and sometimes the lives of patients.

While this matter seriously degrades the essential trust between patient and nursing staff, the issue of patient involvement in their health system more than ever arises. You will find below an extract from the Press Release of the book entitled "Health What do we want?" By Karen Benchétrit with Gerard Raymond, President of the French Association of Diabetics.

By focusing on the challenges of the epidemic of diabetes, medical issues but also issues of public interest such as assisting patients, it is evil and transformations at work in our health care system the French Association of Diabetic lights here, a true reflection of the sting.
Gerard Raymond addition, patients, doctors, nurses, the book examines many actors in the health system. Among them: Christian Saout, president of the Collect if Inter Association on Health, Didier Tabuteau, State Counsel, specializing in issues of health and Social Security, etc..

The author of the book:
Karen Benchetrit is a journalist, she has worked on numerous titles in the magazine. Specialized on social issues particularly related to education, health and economics, is co-author of A Different Perspective on the Montessori child ... (Desclée Brouwer) and Freemasonry in the feminine (Belfond).
What do we want health?, Karen Benchetrit, in print since December 2, 2010, 19 €.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Failure of medical students in France


When the optical studies to become a solution for the "stuck" in the first half

With the reform of medical studies, about 15% of students enrolled in first year medical, pharmacy and dentistry will find themselves in situations of failure of the months of January, February.

About 3000 French students will gather in situations of failure to complete the first half. For these recalibrated, it is an urgent need to find a way out, not to lose an entire school year.

Faced with this situation, no solutions are implemented reorientation. That is why ISO (higher institute of optics) has created an accelerated course in optics, allowing recalibrated of intensive training and pass the first year of BTS Optics in six months.

A first year on a fast growth industry: optics

Faced with the impasse that is the medical students with the worst exam results in December, the institute offers a superior optical 1st year accelerated.

Exclusively for freshmen academic, Licence1 Licence1 Health and Science, wishing to reorient their failure after the first semester, this course is specifically arranged for a quick refresher:

From February to July, students will complete 37 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical work per week. Following this intensive training, students integrate the regular curriculum of a second year of BTS Optician Lunetier ISO.

Internet replaces the doctors?

According to an IPSOS poll of January 2011, 59% of French people looking for health advice on the net, only a quarter took the trouble to check the reliability of the information. Whether for finding information on a drug or to make a self-diagnosis, Internet becomes a major player in the health of French. Despite the distrust that can bring with respect to the intimacy of the consulting room, the Internet can be a real help. Whether the arrival of webcam in the doctor's office or alert consumers about the dangers of drugs Mediator, whether the interest of patients or sites of the birth of a collaboration between patient and doctor .

Within the Social Media Week will be held at City Hall the 4th arrondissement, Friday, February 11 at 11:30 am, a conference entitled "Internet replace there the doctors?"

Roundtable introduced by Jean-Louis Pourriat, First Deputy Mayor of the 4th arrondissement of Paris and chief of emergency of the Hotel Dieu and hosted by Hugo Combe, science journalist, with:

* Beate Barts, president of the association live without Thyroid,
* Dominique Dupagne, physician and founder of the site,
* Cecile Méadel, professor of sociology at the Ecole des Mines de Paris,
* Jean-Philippe Riviere, medical director of