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  • This Week's Interesting Links: Creating Medical Blogs, the FDA and Anemia Drugs, Governor Corzine's Doctors, & Angioplasty isn't like Plumbing

    Here are some links that caught my eye over the last week:Clinical Cases and Images, an outstanding medical blog by Dr. Ves Dimov at the Cleveland Clinic, has a post on "How to start a medical blog in 2 minutes." It points to a video on YouTube by...

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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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  • Most Disruptive Changes in Healthcare (According to Sermo)

    Last month I gave a talk on Health 2.0: Disruptive Changes in Healthcare. I spoke about online communities of physicians and patients, and one of the communities I discussed was Sermo:Sermo was founded on the idea of information arbitrage, that th...

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  • New cure for hiccups via the oldest medical technology: digital rectal exam

    One of the first medical technologies physicians-in-training are tasked with perfecting is our physical exam. For male physicians, one of the most dreaded parts is the digital rectal exam, since we know that we ourselves will need to be subjected...

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  • Followups and Links of Interest

    A few things that caught my eye these last few weeks:OR-Live offers live and archived webcasts of more than 600 surgical procedures.From the NEJM:This spring the U.S. Supreme Court in Baze v. Rees1 will rule on the constitutionality of the three-d...

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  • Magnetic Stimulation of Brain Shows Promise in Stroke Survivors

    Leave it to inquisitive Harvard researchers to stimulate brains with magnets to help stroke survivors. In the August issue of Stroke, researchers repeated earlier successes with stroke surviors by magnetic stimulation of the brain on the opposite...

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  • Creating a Voicemail System for Patients using Free or Inexpensive Services Online (Google's Grand Central and CommuniKate)

    Image via WikipediaIn doctor's offices, the telephone is critical for communicating with patients. Yet too often, the phone system is used inefficiently. Symptoms of this problem include scrawled messages spread out on doctor's desks, important me...

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  • Gastric Bypass Is Superior to Adjustable Gastric Band in Super Morbidly Obese Patients

    According to a report in the July issue of Archives of Surgery, gastric bypass is better than adjustable gastric banding in super morbidly obese patients. Why does this matter? Bariatric surgery by laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery, to assist obes...

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  • Feed Reading, Three Ways (Part 2)

    This is a series on how to read feeds more efficiently. (This is part two. Part one is here.)To start, here are some initial questions to ask about any feed to which you're thinking of subscribing: "How important is this? Is this something I want ...

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  • FDA video: Ibuprofen Interferes With Aspirin's Heart Protective Benefit

    I've blogged before that you should:- take your daily dose of immediate-release low dose aspirin at least 30 minutes before you ever take ibuprofen and possibly any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).- Otherwise, you should wait at least...

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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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