Review of the HydraCoach
This is a brief review of the HydraCoach, an intelligent water bottle that measures how much you drink.In my last post, I described the HydraCoach, which is marketed primarily to athletes and those concerned about maintain optimal hydration.As a k...
Del.icio.us and Hilarious Journal Articles
One of the most useful sites on the web is del.icio.us. (Yes, it's a pun; you type it in exactly like that.) In case you've not heard of it, del.icio.us is one of the best social bookmarking sites on the web. When you "bookmark" a web page in your...
Grand Rounds is Up
Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Med Journal Watch. Thanks for including my post on Patient-Physician Email.
The Health 2.0 Conference
Image by Somewhat Frank via FlickrThe Health 2.0 Conference starts tomorrow (October 22) in San Francisco. We've previously discussed Medicine 2.0, so in case you have difficulty keeping all these terms straight, here's a definition of Health 2.0 ...
Links of Interest
Image via WikipediaThe following posts on the web recently caught my attention.Clinical Cases and Images -- which contains a wealth of resources for technology in medicine -- posted 5 tips to stay up to date with the medical literature (click the...
Thanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds
Image by Getty Images via DaylifeThanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds and for including my Review of Epocrates on the iPhone.
Unusual Medical News: A Fatal Overdose of Bengay; A Patient Bleeds Green Blood
Two medical cases in the news recently caught my eye.In the first, tragic case, a 17 year old track star from Staten Island was found dead. The detectives who found her noticed a faint minty smell. Laboratory tests eventually revealed a fatal over...
Google Health Watch
For those of you following Google's entrance into the business of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), here's a roundup of recent developments and insights.Marissa Mayer, the VP at Google in charge of the project, discussed Google Health on the Offic...
Is it better if your heart stops in a mall?
Would you prefer if your heart stopped in a hospital or a mall?That's the question asked by a recent New England Journal of Medicine paper -- or at least, that's how the study has been widely interpreted by the media.The study, "Delayed Time to De...
Mission Impossible: treating chest pain in a third world setting
I recently had the misfortune of assisting my father-in-law get care for chest pain -- in the arrival hall of a foreign airport. Bottomline: don't get sick in a 3rd world country.When he mentioned it had been there since waking up, varied with tw...