Diabetes Management Via Cell Phone
Seeing CrunchGear get excited about HealthPia's upcoming offering of their Diabetes Phone seemed premature. It's a great idea, consisting of an integrated glucometer that checks a diabetic's blood sugar, uploads it to an online data center, and o...
Test Detects 12 Types of Respiratory Viruses
Talk about a "shotgun workup" -- this is a test which simultaneously looks for presence of 12 viruses that infect the human respiratory tract.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just approved the xTAG Respiratory Viral Panel, which with a si...
24 Hours of Flickr on 05.05.2007 to Benefit Doctors without Borders
From Flickr: It's coming! 24 Hours of Flickr: A global Flickr community eventWhat happens around the world in one day? In a word – life. Here on Flickr, our members are sharing the world that they see: snapping daily moments, recording history, te...
Come Grab a Cuppa Joe with Kim of Emergiblog at Grand Rounds
Once a week, health bloggers from around the world contribute to Grand Rounds, a roundup of the best that the blogosphere has to offer in regards to health and medicine. This week, Kim from Emergiblog has continued on her tear (recently hosting 2...
Review of Epocrates on the iPhone
Image by Josh Bancroft via FlickrA few weeks ago, I cataloged 22 types of medical applications we might see released for Apple’s iPhone. Number 1? A drug database. And on July 11th — along with the opening of the “App Store” on iTunes — Epocrates ...
I'm Writing a Book with the American College of Physicians
The ink on the contract is drying, so I'm finally able to make this announcement: I'm writing a book with the American College of Physicians. This means that I'm humbly joining the ranks of other medical bloggers with book deals based on their blo...
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Sterility
The follwing is fourth 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. Concerning sterility:Sterility...
A Link to All iPhone Applications in the App Store Sorted by Release Date
A longer post reviewing the medical apps in the iTunes store is forthcoming. Meanwhile, here's a useful bit of advice for all you iPhone owners. Enjoy.Image via WikipediaIf you're like many iPhone owners, you're trying out dozens of new apps from ...
100+ Tips for Doctors on Call (Part 1)
[The following post initially appeared in The Efficient MD. It demonstrates the unexpected power of blogs and Twitter for soliciting advice from large groups of people with specialized knowledge.]Several weekends ago, while seeing nearly fifty pat...
Thanks to Polite Dissent for Grand Rounds
Thanks to polite dissent for including my post on Healthline's new drug search tool for Grand Rounds.