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  • 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 ...

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  • How to Cite Blogs in Formal Academic Medical Papers

    Unexpectedly, the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health, in the second edition of their Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, included a section on citing blogs and other material on the internet. Also unexpected...

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  • Feed Reading, Three Ways (Part 4)

    This is the final part of a series on reading feeds more efficiently.Let's recap. It's difficult (if not impossible) to keep up with all the new information posted to countless websites without using RSS feeds. In part 1, I suggested that the prol...

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  • Margaret Chan appointed to lead World Health Organization

    My ethnic pride welled today as I learned that Margaret Chan has been appointed to lead the WHO World Health Organization. My parents are from Hong Kong and my dad may have known her from his medical training and practice there. Dr. Chan receive...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Top Toddler Parenting Myths

    This week, I was asked to speak to our preschool co-op about Child Safety. It got me thinking about what I think are the top health myths for parents with toddlers, having to do with child safety:1) You can adequately install a child car seat you...

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  • An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 1)

    This post is for two types of people: those who already own an iPod or other digital music player, are familiar with podcasts, and are interested in listening to new medical podcasts... and those who don't yet have an iPod and want a quick introdu...

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  • A Mobile Medical Practice -- Dr. Jay Parkinson

    Dr. Jay Parkinson (MD, MPH) runs an unusual type of medical practice in New York City. Like many "concierge" physicians, he accepts no insurances -- the flat rate is $500 a year. He has no office -- he makes housecalls to your home or work. $500 g...

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  • The Controversy Over Anemia Drugs (ESAs)

    The lead story in yesterday's New York Times had this first paragraph:Two of the world’s largest drug companies are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to doctors every year in return for giving their patients anemia medicines, which regulators...

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  • Why Doctors Don't Email Patients

    Image via WikipediaIt's no secret that I'm a strong advocate of patient physician communication by email. (See, for example, "Does Providing Email to Patients Benefit Patient-Physician Communication," "Someone Please Create Free, HIPAA-Compliant P...

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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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