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Links of Interest

David Pogue of the New York Times reviews the iPhone. While viewing his music and podcasts via coverflow, he flashed by TWiT (at 2:48 in): video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=caed76f16c6132710db58210df...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 link for a detailed discussion):
1. RSS Feeds for Journals.
2. Podcasts.
3. Persistent Searches.
4. Text-to-speech (TTS).
5. Blogs.
Struggling to Evade the Email Tsunami in the New York Times.

Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares his hospital's "problem log" in Save Time; Improve Patient Care; Improve Work Life.

New study finds anticipating a laugh reduces our stress hormones.

A paper on network theory in PLoS medicine: It's the Network, Stupid: Why Everything in Medicine Is Connected.

Via Ted Eytan, MD: The “Showroom” Concept in Yogawear - applicable in health care?. Also from Dr. Eytan: Thoughts from the iPhone Developers Summit.

Via Read/WriteWeb: Health 2.0 - Apps & Trends to Watch.

The Health Sciences Library of the University of Buffalo has recently started an own Youtube channel with a variety of tutorials and answers to FAQs.

Sermo, the online network for physicians, just started a board for medical jobs:
Goodbye recruiters! On Sermo Jobs™ there are no more third parties—no recruiters, no headhunters, and no conflicts of interest. Sermo Jobs™ provides the perfect forum to connect with one another, discuss job opportunities, and network—all in real time.
Via Scientific American: Are pacemakers vulnerable to hackers?
Scientists from Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Washington in Seattle say they were able to launch cyber strikes against and glean private patient data from an ICD's communication protocol while testing the device's safety and security.
And finally, Cats Cut Heart Attack Risk?

(Also posted on The Efficient MD.)
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