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  • Will Getting Chipped Keep You Healthier?

    I recently wrote about how RFID chips could possibly help surgeons find sponges they might have otherwise left inside their patients. Now, RFID chips by VeriChip Corporation are being paid for by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBS...

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  • Thanks to Shrink Rap for Grand Rounds

    Image by Getty Images via Daylife(Better late than never!) Thanks to Shrink Rap for an exceptional Grand Rounds and for including my post on medical applications for the iPhone.Related articles by ZemantaFriendFeed Finally Gets iPhone-FriendlyiPho...

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  • How Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere (Part 1 of 3)

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_ncr1Ee9e8&rel=0&color1=11645361&color2=13619151&fs=1]Evernote — a new searchable, available-anywhere, online personal database — recently became indispensable to my medical practice.Technol...

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  • Slideshare and the Life Hacks for Doctors Presentation

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  • What is Tekturna (Aliskiren)? (Part 1)

    A comment by a physician friend about Tekturna:As a cardiologist, clinical researcher and vascular biologist, I am salivating at the arrival of this new medication.The effects that renin inhibition has with regard to long term treatment of ACE int...

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  • 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...

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  • More Tech Medicine Links

    Reviewing my files, these are more stories that have recently caught my eye:Medical Economics has a story about one physician's awful experience with online web ratings.Jane Brody from the New York Times discusses the importance of vitamin D (vyin...

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  • Sanofi-Aventis Flu Vaccine Not Suspected in Deaths of 4 Israelis, Israel Resumes Vaccinations

    Israel briefly halted flu vaccinations after up to 4 recipients died following administration. They have since resumed vaccination since they don't believe the vaccinations themselves to be involved. Sanofi-Aventis dispatched investigators. I'm...

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  • Medical Uses of the iPhone (Part 2)

    I'm back. I was away on vacation in the North woods of Minnesota, in a cabin by a lake, without Internet or mobile phone service. Very different from life in New York City, and a quiet place to read, write, and think.So of course, when I returned ...

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  • Home Health Technology

    This eWeek article by M.L. Baker of Ziff Davis Internet, "Report: Digital Health Coming to Grandma's House," covers a Parks Associate report claiming that Home Health providers will increase their use of monitoring technology to decrease their c...

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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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