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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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  • Children's Health First Aid Kits

    A friend of mine recently asked what I'd put in my children's first aid kit. Here's what I have (or want to have in it).• 2 weeks of any prescription medication, including an epipen junior if allergic to the the point of being anaphylactic (a sev...

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  • Healthline's Been Nominated for a Webby!

    Image via WikipediaHealthline.com has been nominated for a Webby award in the "health" category!To vote for Healthline for the "People's Voice Award," simplyLog on to http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com/.Register to vote (or log in if you are a re...

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  • Roche Diagnostics CoaguChek PT Test Strips Nationwide Recall

    Roche Diagnostics CoaguChek PT test strips have been recalled due to the potential of reporting falsely elevated protime (INR) test results, which indicate a patient's blood is thinner than it actually is. If actions were taken to decrease the do...

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  • Does hop flavonol glycoside from beer really alleviate allergy & hay fever symptoms?

    Sapporo Breweries Ltd., and Sapporo Beverages Co., Ltd. today announced that they:have proven that Sapporo beer is effective in mitigating hay fever symptoms. Hop flavonol glycoside extracted from the beer prevents histamine, an allergy-inducing s...

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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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  • The Encyclopedia of Life and E.O. Wilson

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-txR1WSPBs]The naturalist E.O. Wilson, who coined the term "biodiversity," was an award winner at the 2007 Technology Entertainment Design conference (which I have previously written about here). In his acc...

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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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  • Risks of the Drug Avandia (Rosiglitazone)

    Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a commonly used medication to treat type 2 diabetes. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine released online yesterday, Dr. Steven E. Nissen and Kathy Wolski from the Cleveland Clinic analyzed 42 prev...

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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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MD, FACP, FASN

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

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