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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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  • 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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  • The Unlikely Saga of a Medical Checklist

    Checklist are hardly what you'd consider high-tech medicine. Yet in certain situations, they might be more effective than the newest drugs or devices.In the New Yorker, Atul Gawande describes a study designed by Dr Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins...

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  • Dealing with Information Overload

    Information overload is an occupational hazard of practicing medicine, especially if you spend time online. There's too much potentially useful stuff out there for one person to process effectively: journals, news sites, RSS feeds, wikis, blogs, w...

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  • Roche Diagnostics CoaguChek PT Test Strips Nationwide Recall

    Roche Diagnostics CoaguChek PT test strips have been recalled due to the potential of reporting falsely elevated protime (INR) test results, which indicate a patient's blood is thinner than it actually is. If actions were taken to decrease the do...

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  • Children's Health First Aid Kits

    A friend of mine recently asked what I'd put in my children's first aid kit. Here's what I have (or want to have in it).• 2 weeks of any prescription medication, including an epipen junior if allergic to the the point of being anaphylactic (a sev...

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  • Healthline's Been Nominated for a Webby!

    Image via WikipediaHealthline.com has been nominated for a Webby award in the "health" category!To vote for Healthline for the "People's Voice Award," simplyLog on to http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com/.Register to vote (or log in if you are a re...

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  • The Encyclopedia of Life and E.O. Wilson

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-txR1WSPBs]The naturalist E.O. Wilson, who coined the term "biodiversity," was an award winner at the 2007 Technology Entertainment Design conference (which I have previously written about here). In his acc...

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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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