Tech Medicine 2.0

Thanks to Healthline and Enoch Choi -- medblogger extraordinaire and the previous author of Tech Medicine -- for the invitation to write this blog. It's a pleasure to join the diverse group of Health Talk experts writing on topics including reproductive technologies, emergency medicine, cancer, smoking, obstetrics, adolescent health, dieting, fitness, nutrition, and wilderness medicine (with a specialization in snakes).

My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of issues interesting to health professionals and nonprofessionals alike. Future posts may include examinations of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, scientific advances, internet services, and other technologies involving health care and the practice of medicine. Mirroring as it does the nature of the Internet and the sometimes surprising nature of new technologies, the content may also include topics that are wonderful, unusual, hilarious, or strange.

To introduce myself: I'm trained as a nephrologist (a kidney and blood pressure specialist). For the last two years I've written Kidney Notes, a blog designed to filter and process medical news. Most recently, Kidney Notes has become a collection of links, commentary, and scraps of information -- a reference database of interesting things with the help of a popular social bookmarking service called While I will continue posting to Kidney Notes, several friends have asked me to write longer posts of original content -- and this is what I will be writing on Tech Medicine.

There are many topics I plan to cover, but I'm also open to suggestions and tips. Please email them to

Be well!
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Dr. Schwimmer's blog explores the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet.