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  • Review of Sandy (iwantsandy.com), An Online Personal Assistant

    Okay, let's say you already have a calendar, a to-do list (or perhaps multiple to-do lists organized by context), and a watch with an alarm -- why might you want to use Sandy (www.iwantsandy.com), a new online personal assistant?Sandy's goal is to...

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  • Thanks to Doc Emer for Grand Rounds

    Thanks for Doc Emer for Grand Rounds and for featuring my post on Slideshare and Life Hacks for Doctors.

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  • Metered Dose Inhalers Don't Reveal When They're Empty and Patients Suffer

    Could you imagine driving a car without a fuel gauge? In the July 2006 Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, results from a 500 person telephone survey suggest that patients don't know if there's any medicine left in their metered dose inhale...

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  • PeerClip: Social Bookmarking for Healthcare Providers

    PeerClip is a new social bookmarking service introduced at the Health 2.0 conference. The best example of a social bookmarking site on the web is del.icio.us, which I wrote about previously:One of the most useful sites on the web is del.icio.us. (...

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  • Singapore Changi Terminal 2

    I've walked all the way to my departure terminal here in Singapore's beautiful Changi Terminal 2, and no AED (automated electronic defibrillator) in sight. I'm suprised. I'm going to ask the staff what's the deal. I see them all over convention...

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  • Malaysian Muslims Must Manage Misfigured Mugs

    Did my alliteration catch your attention? Well, this BBC article alerted me to the recent National Fatwa Council's decision to ban Botox. Malaysia's top Muslim cleric council decided that Botox contained prohibited substances, including those de...

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  • Medical Uses of the iPhone

    As I was walking to the dialysis unit today, I couldn't help thinking about the iPhone -- mostly because I had to walk through a crowd of people who were waiting outside an AT&T store to buy one.The iPhone (in case you haven't watched any medi...

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  • Bulletproof Backup Strategies

    We've all heard stories of friends and colleagues who've lost weeks of work, irreplaceable pictures of their families, or their entire music collection because they didn't backup their computer regularly. Recently, my external hard drive — contain...

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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: General Safety

    After my experience treating patients in New Orleans following the Katrina Hurricane flooding, i became more interested in using medical devices during disaster. The FDA came out with guidelines regarding this, and I wanted to let you know how we...

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  • This week in medical technology news

    First, a public service announcement:Just a reminder, please submit Grand Rounds entries for Tuesday's host to Blog carnival at: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/cprof_21.html by monday.If you prefer, send the submission letter to drkavokin at yahoo dot...

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MD, FACP, FASN

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

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