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  • Life Hacks for Doctors is the Slideshow of the Day on SlideShare

    Just received this email:Your slideshow Life Hacks For Doctors has been selected as the 'Slideshow of the Day' on the SlideShare homepage.Our editorial team would like to thank you for this awesome creation.- The SlideShare teamNice start to the w...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    Image from WikipediaWhat's this blog all about?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 is...

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  • Diethylene Glycol Poisoning

    Diethylene glycol is an industrial solvent and is a major ingredient in antifreeze. Unfortunately, it is also a deadly poison, and it has caused over 300 deaths in the last year when counterfeiters substituted diethylene glycol for glycerin in cou...

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  • What is Tekturna (Aliskiren)? (Part 2)

    In part 1, I introduced aliskiren and discussed the renin-angiontensin-aldosterone system. As I mentioned, there are innumerable medications already available that effect this system, leading to the question: what's so special about aliskiren?(Dia...

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  • Welcome to Techmedicine

    Hi! I'm Enoch, and I've been an enthusiast of using technology in medicine ever since as a kid, my dad risked the workings of his allergy practice to the shenanigans of my brothers and I jerry-rigging practice management and electronic medical re...

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  • Medical In-Flight Technology Amenities

    The recent scare with my father in law reminds me to do something I haven't for the last few transpacific flights. I usually let the stewardesses know I'm a physician. I've had to come to a half dozen folks' aid over the years, but none of them ...

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  • Grand Rounds is Up

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at the Medical Humanities Blog. Thanks for including my post on Tekturna (Aliskiren), the first direct renin inhibitor.

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  • The Unlikely Saga of a Medical Checklist

    Checklist are hardly what you'd consider high-tech medicine. Yet in certain situations, they might be more effective than the newest drugs or devices.In the New Yorker, Atul Gawande describes a study designed by Dr Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins...

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  • Dealing with Information Overload

    Information overload is an occupational hazard of practicing medicine, especially if you spend time online. There's too much potentially useful stuff out there for one person to process effectively: journals, news sites, RSS feeds, wikis, blogs, w...

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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 1 Happy Anniversary

    Grand Rounds 3.1 Happy AnniversaryWelcome to the second anniversary of the weekly roundup of the best blog writing among health and medical writers. We’ve come a long way since Nick Genes started this weekly review as a forum of physicians writin...

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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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