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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    Happy New Year!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 ...

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  • Tech Medicine Links for 9.9.8

    The price for genetic testing through the startup 23andMe just plummeted from $999 to $399. Details are here.The 23andMe service enables its customers to: Search and explore genes contributing to their personal characteristics, such as lac...

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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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  • 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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  • FDA fines American Red Cross $4.2M for Donor Violations

    The American Red Cross (ARC) is the largest single agency involved with collecting blood for our nation's strapped supply of blood products used in transfusions. Today, the FDA fined the organization $4.2 million, the largest single fine, for vi...

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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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  • An Open Letter from America's Physicians

    Sermo is an online network for physicians — currently, over 60,000 of them. (I've written about the Sermo community previously, and I've written about meeting Sermo's CEO, Dr. Daniel Palestrant.) One of the advantage of social networks like Sermo ...

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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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MD, FACP, FASN

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

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