Tom Newman's Document Repository!
I've created this space to put documents I want to make available to others.
Evidence-Based Diagnosis Textbook!
Dr. Michael Kohn and I have written a book, Evidence-based Diagnosis (Cambridge University Press, 2009). We hope you'll buy the book. My share of the royalties goes to Physicians for Social Responsibility in support of nuclear disarmament. The book is available on Amazon.com (sometimes at a substantial discount), where there are some nice excerpts from published reviews and reader reviews. If you use the Amazon.com link here or above, Amazon will send some additional money to PSR!
Global climate change
You can view my 1/24/13 UCSF Medical Grand Rounds on “Climate Change & Health: What Clinicians Need to Know” at this link. You can also download the PowerPoint slides (includes additional slides I did not have time to show) so you can adapt them for your own presentation. (Children’s Hospital Oakland version 5/28/13.)
I borrowed many slides from a presentation
by the Climate Health Literacy Consortium and a presentation
from Ed Maibach of the
Here is a talk I gave at the 10/7/13 UCSF/Pew/PSR/Healthcare Without Harm Balanced Menus Conference, about the global environmental and health effects of eating meat. Cutting down on red meat would be good for both you and the planet.
Tips on Reading the Literature, biostatistical errors, etc.
How Do We Know What We Know? The Impact of Industry Funding on the Clinical Research Literature (Recorded lecture for TICR, August, 2012; 52 min, highly recommended!)
The following handouts were written to help the Senior Consulting Resident in the UCSF pediatric clinic lead a monthly 1-hour journal club and a teaching conference. Many residents and others have found them helpful.
Well Baby Nursery Documents and Tips:
Have a baby with jaundice? The easiest source of guidance is BiliTool (http://bilitool.org/.)
Circumcision Facts for Parents 2006 (A dispassionate summary of risks and benefits. I don't have a particular axe to grind; I just favor evidence-based decision making.)
Urinary tract infections
Imaging after Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) for Parents
This is a handout by Isky Gordon (Professor of Pediatric Imaging at the
Great Ormand Street Children's Hospital in
NEW 5/15/11: PowerPoint Presentation
from UCSF 44th Annual Advances and Controversies in Pediatrics
course: Evidence-based Approach to UTI in Infants.PPT
Unitarian Universalist Sermons and Reflections
I am a committed Unitarian Universalist. Here are some sermons and "pulpit reflections" I've given at UU congregations, especially the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM). I'll probably speak at yours if you invite me. For more information on Unitarian Univeralism, check out the UUA Website.
EVERY TRIP TO HAYWARD A WANTED TRIP TO
HAYWARD! The full, poignant correspondence (mostly one-way from TN to
Caltrans) that tells the story of how a
5-year effort by the UUSM Social Action Committee (mainly TN) improved signage
on the approach to the
Caring for the Earth and Ourselves (from 8/5/12: how to fight climate change despair)
I have become very concerned about nuclear proliferation, possible nuclear
Here are the slides for a talk I've been giving, "The New Nuclear Danger and What You Can Do About It." The "Speaker Notes" document the source of the slides and provide additional information. The WHAT YOU CAN DO handout tells you exactly that. Some of the things take only a few minutes a week.
Other useful documents and links:
ProductivityFiles.zip -- This is a zipped file with a handout with some productivity tips, some handy Stata .ado files, and statcalc.exe (an old favorite from CDC), which is a very quick and easy way to analyze 2x2 tables and estimate sample size.
Symptomatic Treatment of Fever and URI (Document) – Updated in December, 2007.