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  • New Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine

    The National Library of Medicine just released a new Drug Information Portal for patients and health care professionals. From the announcement:More than 12,000 drug records are available for searching. The search interface is straightforward, requ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Treating Snakebites

    The following is my sixth and final comment 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. Concernin...

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  • Best Tech Medicine Posts of 2008 (Part 1)

    Image by satosphere via FlickrHappy New Year. The following is a collection of the best posts from Tech Medicine in 2008.Take a Contract out on Yourself on StickK.comAnd this is where it gets even more interesting. Let's say you support gun contro...

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  • An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 3)

    In part 1, I briefly introduced podcasts and iTunes. In part 2 and in this post, I'll introduce some of my favorite medical podcasts. After logging in to the iTunes store, each of these podcasts can be found by typing the name of the podcast in t...

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  • 2007 Medical Weblog Awards

    Voting is now open for the 2007 Medical Weblog Awards, the Academy Awards of the medical blogosphere. (Full disclosure: I'm one of the editors at Medgadget, which sponsors the awards, and I was one of the nominators.) Use the awards as an excuse t...

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  • Cholesterol and Statins

    Since this is National Cholesterol Education Month, I'd like to chime in on the object of what many of you go to health screenings for: testing your cholesterol. Higher levels of bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein, or LDL) and lower levels ...

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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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  • Thoughts on Patient-Physician Email (Part 2)

    In part 1, I talked about barriers to patient-physician email. In this section, I'll discuss the many potential benefits of email communication between physicians and patients.The time for the typical office visit has shrunk. Due to many factors i...

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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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