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  • Interventional Cardiologists Tested on Virtual Patient Simulators

    Image from WikipediaCardiologists and other medical specialists are required to complete training and education "modules" by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for renewal of their board certification. For the first time, the ABIM is a...

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  • 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 reprod...

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  • FDA video: Ibuprofen Interferes With Aspirin's Heart Protective Benefit

    I've blogged before that you should:- take your daily dose of immediate-release low dose aspirin at least 30 minutes before you ever take ibuprofen and possibly any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).- Otherwise, you should wait at least...

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  • Mind Doping

    Performance enhancement by athletes using illegal drugs and hormones is old news. So in a recent article, the Los Angeles Times turned their attention to a different type of enhancement: "mind doping."Mind doping (also known as "brain doping" or "...

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  • How Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere, Part 2: Using Evernote as an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

    Evernote is a new searchable, friendly, available-anywhere, online personal database — and for many health care providers, it's rapidly becoming indispensable. Part 1 provided an introduction to Evernote and described how to use it to file away jo...

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  • iPhone Medicine Watch: Epocrates on the iPhone

    "I'd like to get an iPhone, but..."In the hospital, when I use my iPhone, I hear this all the time. What are the two biggest reasons doctors give for not switching to the iPhone? 1) They don't want to change their carrier to AT&T and 2) The iP...

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  • iGuard: A New Drug Safety Website

    iGuard.org, a new website that recently launched, aims to help patients be better informed about their medications and about new safety alerts.All medications have potential side effects, and it's sometimes difficult for patients to determine by l...

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  • Recall on Welch Allyn PIC 50 Automated External Defibrillators

    This is the kind of news that strikes fear into people who want to be proactive about the safety of their environment, whether it be an airport, convention center, business or their own home. You expect that these Automated External Defibrillator...

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  • 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

    Image via WikipediaThe folks over at MedGadget (full disclosure: I'm a proud editor there) and Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine™ are sponsoring the 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge, a "a competition designed to foster innovation in diabetes ...

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  • My Favorite Ergonomic Laptop Bag

    This post will be a departure from the regular topics of this blog. It will be about bags. Specifically laptop bags. And here is where I will rant. Most laptop bags are either backpacks, which are comfortable but unprofessional, or business bags, ...

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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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