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  • Immunize School Aged Children for Flu and Protect Us All

    What ages to immunize to reduce the spread of infectious disease is an important public health topic of research. Recent evidence from a study published in PLoS and covered by the WSJ, suggests that for influenza the answer changes with the varyi...

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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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  • Thanks to Dr. Anonymous for Grand Rounds

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Doctor Anonymous. Thanks for including my post on handwashing.

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  • Thoughts on Patient-Physician Email (Part 2)

    In part 1, I talked about barriers to patient-physician email. In this section, I'll discuss the many potential benefits of email communication between physicians and patients.The time for the typical office visit has shrunk. Due to many factors i...

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  • Will Getting Chipped Keep You Healthier?

    I recently wrote about how RFID chips could possibly help surgeons find sponges they might have otherwise left inside their patients. Now, RFID chips by VeriChip Corporation are being paid for by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBS...

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  • What is Tekturna (Aliskiren)? (Part 1)

    A comment by a physician friend about Tekturna:As a cardiologist, clinical researcher and vascular biologist, I am salivating at the arrival of this new medication.The effects that renin inhibition has with regard to long term treatment of ACE int...

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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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  • More Tech Medicine Links

    Reviewing my files, these are more stories that have recently caught my eye:Medical Economics has a story about one physician's awful experience with online web ratings.Jane Brody from the New York Times discusses the importance of vitamin D (vyin...

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  • Sanofi-Aventis Flu Vaccine Not Suspected in Deaths of 4 Israelis, Israel Resumes Vaccinations

    Israel briefly halted flu vaccinations after up to 4 recipients died following administration. They have since resumed vaccination since they don't believe the vaccinations themselves to be involved. Sanofi-Aventis dispatched investigators. I'm...

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  • The Doctor's Room on FriendFeed

    Topics discussed in this article: Doctor’s Room on FriendFeed, FriendFeed, Twitter, Feed of Doctors on TwitterThe quality of a conversation depends on the medium, and the newest and most successful medium for conversations on the net is FriendFeed...

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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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