All you need is a modest house, in a modest neighborhood.

1 08 2010

 

Where honest people dwell.

 

Figured I would just post up some pictures of things I saw this weekend since I have become increasingly lazy.

 

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That’s all for now.





Soundtrack for Our Movie

25 07 2010

I love the weekends, because I do nothing. Doing a Monday through Friday work week has made me realize the true meaning of TGIF.

It’s only been three weeks.

One thing I did this weekend was sit on my ass and watch movies all day in the scorching heat. One of those movies, Stephen King’s “Thinner”, was on. I have never seen it, so I thought it was a perfect way to spend almost 2 hours. Pretty standard Stephen King movie, except one thing caught my attention.

 

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D.C. Sleeps Alone Tonight

19 07 2010

I am a visitor here.

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Keith (my brother) and I decided to head into the city last weekend, just like when we were younger. There is something so liberating about being back there. It brings back so many memories.It is a sense of nostalgia and a taste of freedom.

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Lesson Learned 2: Her Middle Name Was WiFi?

17 07 2010

Lesson Learned 2: Why WiFi needs some Ceftriaxone?

When you go online with a WiFi connection, I am sure the first think you think of is the third generation cephalosporin Ceftriaxone. OK. Maybe you don’t, but I do.

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Because I Promised myself I wouldn’t let this happen.

16 07 2010

 

So. First. I need to post. Sure, maybe many of you don’t care, but I like to think you do, and that’s why I’m going to do it.

 

Just want to catch everyone up on what I am doing.

 

Still at KP in DC. Things have really slowed down here. Like I said earlier, this place is so efficient they don’t need me. The plus is, there is a new student on IPPE (that is the small rotations for those that don’t know). That has helped passed the time. I pretty much talk with him most of the time, teach him some things. Nothing to exciting.

 

Yesterday, I went with the clinical pharmacist to teach a class for diabetics (or people with diabetes if you prefer the Foundation of Pharmacy terminology). That was interesting, just basically going through all the medicines. I did a little MTM (Medication Therapy Management) and review of their glucose readings. Fun stuff.

I have a presentation tomorrow on implementing the brown bag program I developed. Although, I just found out about the presentation today so who knows how its going to go. The program itself is pretty cool. Patients bring in all of their medicines and the pharmacist goes through all of them to provide recommendations and follow ups. If this is successful, this model will be spread to 20 something local clinics, and eventually nation wide, so **fingers crossed**.

 

I have already written a few blogs that will come out over the next week so, look forward to more. I know you are. Hopefully Ill do something interesting over the weekend to talk about, but until then please view this very funny video I stumbled Upon.

 





Lesson Learned 1: Let it Rain, Let it Pour

11 07 2010

 

To keep things interesting, I am starting a new post called Lesson Learned. Each week I will post up a new interesting thing I’ve learned hopefully connecting the rest of the world to pharmacy, but probably not most of the time.

This week, why does it smell so ridiculously awesome after it rains?

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Journey (to the center of the sun)

10 07 2010

I am in a routine.

By 6:30 AM every morning the sun bursts through my window and lands squarely on my face. I toss; I turn, hoping to squeeze another hour of sleep from the day. At 7:30 my phone, buzzes and ‘Mu Empire’ plays a brutal and awakening call. I pull the two bright pink ear plugs out of my head, sit up, and sigh. This is what its like being a working man.

(At this point, you can crack a joke. Yes, I know its only been 4 days.)

Take a shower. Get dressed. Say hello to my dad and the dog.

 

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Hot, Hot, Heat

5 07 2010

Just a little screen shot from my phone of how hot it has been, and how hot it will continue to be. 100’s every day.

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Riding in cars with… Boys night… Out from Under

5 07 2010

Now that I have been here for a few days, I think it’s time to reflect on a few things.

 

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1) When planning for Washington, D.C. I should have given myself a day to pack. Doing it the night before and the day of is stressful and puts you 2 hours behind.

2) No trip down 390 is complete without stopping by the Buckhorn at the TA gas station in Dansville.

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My Top 5 Favorite Drugs

28 06 2010

Ok. So I love drugs, and I know I am a geek. So I sat down and decided to come up with the coolest drugs I have come across.        

5) Statins        

What they are?        

Did you know that Lipitor is the top grossing drug of all time? Or that Simvastatin was the 2nd most prescribe drug of the last year? If you haven’t heard of the statins you must be living under a rock.       

Why they’re cool.         

To me, statins have one of the coolest mechanisms of actions. They block the rate limiting step of cholesterol synthesis, HMG CoA Reductase. But that’s not all. The liver detects the lower levels of cholesterol and in turn it up regulates receptors to grab on to the cholesterol in the blood stream and use it to make bile acids.