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, ...
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 ...
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.
Fevers, Chills, 5 Blankets, Oh My!
20 hours on a plane is no fun. 20 hours of fevers & chills on a plane squished into economy class is even less fun. Thank goodness I had a narcotic cough suppressant to keep from hacking on my fellow sufferers, but the fever made me deliriou...
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...
Twitter Dispatches from the New England Journal of Medicine's Horizons Conference
Image via WikipediaThis weekend the New England Journal of Medicine's Horizons conference brought together the editors of the journal with a group of medical students and trainees, including two prominent medical bloggers, Dr. Ves Dimov from Clini...
An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 1)
This post is for two types of people: those who already own an iPod or other digital music player, are familiar with podcasts, and are interested in listening to new medical podcasts... and those who don't yet have an iPod and want a quick introdu...
Thanks to Dr. Anonymous for Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Doctor Anonymous. Thanks for including my post on handwashing.