Performance enhancement by athletes using illegal drugs and hormones is old news. So in a recent article, the Los Angeles Times turned their attention to a different type of enhancement: "mind doping."Mind doping (also known as "brain doping" or "...
Tech Medicine 2.0
Thanks to Healthline and Enoch Choi -- medblogger extraordinaire and the previous author of Tech Medicine -- for the invitation to write this blog. It's a pleasure to join the diverse group of Health Talk experts writing on topics including reprod...
iGuard: A New Drug Safety Website
iGuard.org, a new website that recently launched, aims to help patients be better informed about their medications and about new safety alerts.All medications have potential side effects, and it's sometimes difficult for patients to determine by l...
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Power Outage
The follwing is second 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. Power Outage:Notify your elect...
Does Providing Email to Patients Benefit Patient-Physician Communication?
I'm a strong advocate of patient-physician communication by email.In the Archives of Surgery, a paper was recently published examining the effect of surgeons providing email addresses to patients prior to thyroid or parathyroid surgery. Half the p...
Healthline's New Drug Search Tool
Patients and health care providers often search the internet for health information -- for information on medical conditions, on treatments, and on medications. Identifying reliable sources of knowledge is important, but finding good sources is so...
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 ...
Slideshare and the Life Hacks for Doctors Presentation
Roundup of New Health and Medical Apps for the iPhone
Image via WikipediaThe number of applications in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch is growing rapidly, and a surprising number of them are related to health and medicine. Here's a sampling. (The links will take you directly to the...
Medicine 2.0 Rounds is Up
Thanks to JC Jones of the Healthline Connects Blog for including my post on Medical Uses of the iPhone.