Author Archives: Michael Howell

Words not to listen to

You can’t throw a stick without hitting an article, website, or book that’s trying to tell you how to get what you want.  And that’s great: it’s not easy. But I have often wondered if the harder part isn’t deciding … Continue reading

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Words, and the real world

As a researcher, I spend a lot of time writing. Manuscripts, responses to “provisional rejections,” grants, grant revisions, whatever. Even when we have an article come out, though, I often find myself thinking that I’ll be lucky if it gets … Continue reading

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The best children’s book you haven’t read

Grumbly Bunnies By Willie Welch Illustrated by Tammie Lyon Charlesbridge Publishing, 2009 Age Range: 2 and up You probably haven’t read Grumbly Bunnies, by Willie Welch and Tammie Lyon.  I am guessing, of course: I don’t know if you’ve actually read … Continue reading

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More ICU Patients, Fewer ICU Beds

Sort of fun article out this month … Howell MD. Managing ICU throughput and understanding ICU census. Curr Opin Crit Care 2011 Dec;17(6):626-33. [Pubmed link] What to do with scarce ICU beds has always been a problem. It’s a real … Continue reading

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