Google Book Search and Medical Education
Addedum: My interview with Google is here.Somewhat unexpectedly, Google asked me to talk on film about doctors who use Google Book Search. So lately, I’ve been thinking about the strange beast that Google Books has become. If you haven’t seen it r...
Thanks to Doc Gurley for Grand Rounds
Thanks to Doc Gurley for Grand Rounds and for including my post on Three Visions of the Future of Healthcare.
Hemodialysis is a process of cleaning and filtering the blood using a dialysis machine (a "man made kidney"). For people with renal failure, dialysis is lifesaving. (This posting will only discuss hemodialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is another form ...
Ethical Imbroglio Faces Cyberonics Regarding Neuropsychopharmacology Article
In medical school, I thought it was fascinating that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was useful in severe depression which was resistant to other treatments. Those memories resurfaced as I was prompted by a recent Wall Street Journal article to r...
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 ...
Thanks to The Blog That Ate Manhattan for Grand Rounds!
Image via WikipediaThanks to the The Blog That Ate Manhattan for Grand Rounds and for including my post on the Doctor's Room on FriendFeed. (It you haven't yet seen it — have a look!)
4 Patients Can't Breathe Due To Botulism Contamination
More on this when I'm not so beat: 4 patients are paralyzed and dependent on a ventilator to make them breathe after suffering from the toxic effects of Botulism toxin traced back to unrefrigerated Bolthouse Farms carrot juice:The carrot juice con...
The Prostate Cancer InfoLink
Image via WikipediaThis is a guest blog post by Dr. Arnon Krongrad, a urologist and founder and director of the Krongrad Institute for Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery. It illustrates some of the ways physicians are utilizing the internet and o...
Google's Design Principles
Google posted ten design principles on the Official Google Blog. Most of the principles also apply to improving the practice of medicine:1. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams.2. Every millisecond counts.3. Simplicity is powerful...
HydraCoach: An Intelligent Water Bottle
Drinking enough water is difficult. Exactly how much water people need is debatable (here's a sample calculator), but most people probably aren't drinking enough. Typically, the usual recommendation is 8 ounces of water 8 times a day.And for peopl...