Ethical Imbroglio Faces Cyberonics Regarding Neuropsychopharmacology Article
In medical school, I thought it was fascinating that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was useful in severe depression which was resistant to other treatments. Those memories resurfaced as I was prompted by a recent Wall Street Journal article to r...
Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine
What'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 issues interesting to ...
Thanks to The Blog That Ate Manhattan for Grand Rounds!
Image via WikipediaThanks to the The Blog That Ate Manhattan for Grand Rounds and for including my post on the Doctor's Room on FriendFeed. (It you haven't yet seen it — have a look!)
4 Patients Can't Breathe Due To Botulism Contamination
More on this when I'm not so beat: 4 patients are paralyzed and dependent on a ventilator to make them breathe after suffering from the toxic effects of Botulism toxin traced back to unrefrigerated Bolthouse Farms carrot juice:The carrot juice con...
The Prostate Cancer InfoLink
Image via WikipediaThis is a guest blog post by Dr. Arnon Krongrad, a urologist and founder and director of the Krongrad Institute for Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery. It illustrates some of the ways physicians are utilizing the internet and o...
Google's Design Principles
Google posted ten design principles on the Official Google Blog. Most of the principles also apply to improving the practice of medicine:1. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams.2. Every millisecond counts.3. Simplicity is powerful...
HydraCoach: An Intelligent Water Bottle
Drinking enough water is difficult. Exactly how much water people need is debatable (here's a sample calculator), but most people probably aren't drinking enough. Typically, the usual recommendation is 8 ounces of water 8 times a day.And for peopl...
Gracefully Good Doctor
It's been a week since I've been back, but my return from Singapore is still fresh in mind:I had the severe misfortune of continuing the fevers and chills while en route, here on the ground as well. In fact, after a fitful night, I went to work, ...
Home Health Technology
This eWeek article by M.L. Baker of Ziff Davis Internet, "Report: Digital Health Coming to Grandma's House," covers a Parks Associate report claiming that Home Health providers will increase their use of monitoring technology to decrease their c...
FDA fines American Red Cross $4.2M for Donor Violations
The American Red Cross (ARC) is the largest single agency involved with collecting blood for our nation's strapped supply of blood products used in transfusions. Today, the FDA fined the organization $4.2 million, the largest single fine, for vi...