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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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  • Your Next Stethoscope Should be Electronic. Here's Why. (Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3000 Review)

    Last month, I reluctantly entered the market for a new stethoscope. (My old one broke. Don't ask.)For doctors, choosing a stethoscope is not a decision made lightly: it requires laying out a significant amount of cash for a device you might carry ...

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  • Twitter Dispatches from the New England Journal of Medicine's Horizons Conference

    Image via WikipediaThis weekend the New England Journal of Medicine's Horizons conference brought together the editors of the journal with a group of medical students and trainees, including two prominent medical bloggers, Dr. Ves Dimov from Clini...

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  • Green Leaf Lettuce and Ground Beef Recall Due to E Coli

    Hot on the tail of the recent spinach contamination comes a fresh batch of reports of bacterial E Coli contamination of lettuce and ground beef, which could cause a serious diarrheal illness.Definite contamination of ground beef has occured, where...

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  • Stop Going to Conferences for the Lectures. Listen to Podcasts Instead.

    Going to medical conferences has many benefits -- but with up-to-the-minute reporting of breaking medical news from conferences, the wide availability of free podcasts, and the inexpensiveness of MP3 players -- listening to lectures is not one of ...

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  • The First Medical Calculator for the iPhone: Mediquations

    I've lost count of the number of times I've been asked if the iPhone has a good medical calculator — usually by Palm Treo users who are interested in switching. My answer has always been, "No... not yet."Until now. This week, a third (!) year medi...

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  • Elizabeth Edwards: Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers

    I'm live blogging from a meeting with Elizabeth Edwards on her recent book, "Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers." Here are quotes from our interview with the Silicon Valley Moms Blog who Elizabeth reached out to...

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  • New Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine

    The National Library of Medicine just released a new Drug Information Portal for patients and health care professionals. From the announcement:More than 12,000 drug records are available for searching. The search interface is straightforward, requ...

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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Treating Snakebites

    The following is my sixth and final comment in a series of articles reviewing FDA guidelines on using Medical Devices in a disaster, with my comments in italics from my reflections about volunteering in medical clinics following Katrina. Concernin...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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