Notices

Diane Barnes in a one-woman show

Correction to Fall 2017 newsletter

North Valley female retired physicians

Upcoming Luncheons

Requests for Information

Donation of unwanted computers and parts

Library Access via Loansome Doc

KP Web Links

TPMG retiree in a one-woman show (posted 10/18/17):                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Diane Barnes wrote and stars in a one-woman show entitled, "My Stroke of Luck", relating her experiences as a physician and single mother who then suffers a medical calamity and sees her world upended. Her show has been Off-Broadway and at theater festivals around the country, and will be at The Marsh in SF. Previews begin November 2; opening November 16 through December 9. Tickets: <https://themarsh.org/my_stroke_of_luck/diane-barnes/>. Her website <www.dianebarnes415.com>.

Correction to Fall 2017 newsletter (posted 10/16/17):                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lee Ballance wishes to correct a link to a panel discussion mentioned in the report of his activities with the Climate Change Lobby. The correct link is <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ_zC030MFo&list=PLXjILMNokmN5nIq8WPfxdIJeulXepcMcd&index=10>.

North Valley female retired physicians (posted 10/10/17):

A group in the Sacramento area gets together quarterly to enjoy lunch and other activities (museums, art galleries, cooking class, potlucks, etc). Our next activity is on November 2nd, 2017 and includes a tour of the Underground Museum in Old Sac followed by lunch on the Delta King. For more info contact sobhakollipara@hotmail.com

Upcoming Luncheons:

Sat., 11/4/2017; Sat. 2/10/2018 (not the usual first Saturday); probably Sat. 5/5 or 5/12/2018; Sat., 8/4/2018;
(First Saturdays in Feb., Aug., Nov.; formerly second Sat. in May but this is in flux). Full details and ordering info on the Luncheon Meetings page.

Writer seeks to hear from retired physicians (posted 4/3/17):

Sharon Romm MD is a psychiatrist at the University of Washington working on a book about the issues and struggles of retired physicians. Right now she is writing the chapter on relationships. What problems do retired physicians face? She would be happy to hear from any of us. sromm@uw.edu

Anyone with personal or professional experience in treating restless leg syndrome? Please contact oretedy77@gmail.com

Donation of unwanted computers and parts:

Tech Exchange (formerly Oakland Technology Exchange or OTX), an Oakland non-profit organization in operation for 20 years, takes donated computer equipment, refurbishes it, and then makes it available to local residents at little or no cost. Donors are entitled to tax credits, and OTX promises to scrub hard drives of all data. They seek:                                                                                                 * Desktop and laptop computers (PC and Apple) - working or not                                                           * LCD monitors                                                                                                                                                 * Keyboards and mice                                                                                                                                       * Hard drives, cables, etc.                                                                                                                            

You can check out their website <http://www.otxwest.org/> and/or read the recent write-up about them in the SF Chronicle <http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Oakland-nonprofit-seeks-more-computers-to-give-to-10633975.php>.

Request for Information:

Alix Sabin,  working on KP websites and publications, would like to speak to anyone who knew Beatrice Lei, MD, one of the founding partners of the medical group in 1946. One of the "founding fathers" was a woman – from China no less! She became chief of pediatrics at Richmond from 1946-1966 and sounds like an amazing, inspiring person. Contact <alix.sabin@kp.org>; 510-625-4038. 

Lincoln Cushing, KP archivist, seeks a complete set of "Borborygmi", which would be about 15 issues, 1990-1994. Can anyone help him? (Posted 4/3/2017)

Mr. Cushing is also interested in Dr. Irving Lomhoff, especially his possible role in hiring minority physicians. If you can contribute anything, please call 510-267-7620;  cell 510-387-2996, or write to Lincoln.M.Cushing@kp.org

[l to r] Dr. Eugene Hickman; Mrs. Lomhoff; Dr. Irving Lomhoff; Eunice Hickman, relaxing at Lake Tahoe circa 1960; photo courtesy John Hickman, from http://kaiserpermanentehistory.org/tag/dr-irving-lomhoff/

[l to r] Dr. Eugene Hickman; Mrs. Lomhoff; Dr. Irving Lomhoff; Eunice Hickman, relaxing at Lake Tahoe circa 1960; photo courtesy John Hickman, from http://kaiserpermanentehistory.org/tag/dr-irving-lomhoff/

 

Library Access via Loansome Doc:
Sign up for an account at Loansome Doc, a service of the National Library of Medicine. Loansome Doc establishes a relationship between an individual and a library. Then you can order articles from a list of citations retrieved in PubMed. It's free to register, but local fees and delivery methods can vary. To register go to:

https://docline.gov/loansome/registerbegin.cfm – Skip Step 2 of searching for a library; click on “enter your Library Identifier”; for LIBID enter “CAUZSD” (=Kaiser Woodland Hills); select “I am a health professional, but have no affiliation with this institution”; accept the terms, and enter your demographics. As of 7/2014, the librarian there is David Keddle 818-719-2810; David.G.Keddle@kp.org. He says that if the item is in their collection, and the volume of requests is not excessive, he will email items for free; otherwise fees could be $10/article or up. (This is as far as I got; I haven't confirmed the instructions that follow below– Ed.)

After you register for Loansome Doc, log in at https://docline.gov/loansome/login.cfm and click on “Go to PubMed” at the bottom. Free copies of articles sometimes may be available -

• From the Publisher

On the left side of the search results screen, look

for the Free full text available option. Click on the phrase to activate the filter. OR

• From PubMed Central

Use the drop-down menu near the top to search PubMed Central (PMC), a free digital archive of full-text journal articles maintained by the US Nat'l. Institutes of Health; National Library of Medicine.

Otherwise, use the PubMed Order option under the Send to menu after conducting a search to Order articles.

1. Click the check box next to each citation you want to order; you can move to other pages within your results to select additional citations

2. From the Send to drop-down menu (located on the right and above the search results), selectOrder articles

3. After being transferred to Loansome Doc, enter e-mail and password

4. Click Proceed to Delivery Options button

5. Review Delivery Options and check the Copyright Compliance box

6. Click the Continue button

7. Review order; then click Send Order

8. Your order will be sent to the library you selected, which will fill your request and send the article once it is available

For more information visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqill.html#LD

Contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), at 800-338-7657 or visit http://nnlm.gov/

Other Library Access: At least one of our members subscribes to DeepDyve and finds it very useful. He has an annual subscription for $180.

Check out KP's website:    http://share.kaiserpermanente.org/

This is the public relations website for Kaiser Permanente. It also links to medical news, and Community Benefit and grant instructions, in case you're connected to a nonprofit that seeks funding. Another site worth checking is:
http://lookinside.kp.org/ for more heart-warming news about the organization.