Feed Reading, Three Ways (Part 1)
Here's a simple version of the story of feeds.First, the Internet had too much information. Then, RSS feeds came along, which were designed to reduce the torrent of information from the Internet into something more manageable. RSS feeds (or just "...
Jay Parkinson, Myca, and Hello Hello Health Watch
I previously wrote about Dr. Jay Parkinson on Tech Medicine. He runs an innovative practice, primarily for the uninsured, involving housecalls and the integral use of email and instant messaging to facilitate communication with patients.In associa...
Creating DNA Art
DNA stands for "deoxyribonucleic acid," the substance encoding the genetic instructions for living organisms. As DNA is the basic code of life, it is perhaps not surprising that artists have incorporated DNA into their work. One company, DNA 11, e...
Recall on Welch Allyn PIC 50 Automated External Defibrillators
This is the kind of news that strikes fear into people who want to be proactive about the safety of their environment, whether it be an airport, convention center, business or their own home. You expect that these Automated External Defibrillator...
2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge
Image via WikipediaThe folks over at MedGadget (full disclosure: I'm a proud editor there) and Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine™ are sponsoring the 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge, a "a competition designed to foster innovation in diabetes ...
My Favorite Ergonomic Laptop Bag
This post will be a departure from the regular topics of this blog. It will be about bags. Specifically laptop bags. And here is where I will rant. Most laptop bags are either backpacks, which are comfortable but unprofessional, or business bags, ...
What is Tekturna (Aliskiren)? (Part 2)
In part 1, I introduced aliskiren and discussed the renin-angiontensin-aldosterone system. As I mentioned, there are innumerable medications already available that effect this system, leading to the question: what's so special about aliskiren?(Dia...
Grand Rounds is Up
Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at the Medical Humanities Blog. Thanks for including my post on Tekturna (Aliskiren), the first direct renin inhibitor.
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...
Diethylene Glycol Poisoning
Diethylene glycol is an industrial solvent and is a major ingredient in antifreeze. Unfortunately, it is also a deadly poison, and it has caused over 300 deaths in the last year when counterfeiters substituted diethylene glycol for glycerin in cou...