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  • The Web 2.0 Carnival is Up

    Thanks to Science Roll for including my post on podcasts.

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  • An Open Letter from America's Physicians

    Sermo is an online network for physicians — currently, over 60,000 of them. (I've written about the Sermo community previously, and I've written about meeting Sermo's CEO, Dr. Daniel Palestrant.) One of the advantage of social networks like Sermo ...

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  • The Value of Mind Mapping

    Mapping is one way of visualizing ideas. (For a sense of how many ways there are, see "A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.") Maps are most commonly used as graphical and textual representations of geographic data, but they may also be used ...

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  • Thanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds

    Image from WikipediaGrand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at GruntDoc (and eveywhere else). Thanks for including my post on The Physician Success Strategies Conference.

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  • Play is Important in Children's Development

    Children's play is a 'technology' specifically needed in children's development, according to the AAP American Academy of Pediatrics, in it's recent report, "The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Pare...

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  • Medical Apps for the iPhone: Diagnosaurus, ICD9 Consult, and WellAdult

    As of this writing, there are over 400 medical applications in the iTunes App Store. Whether you're a health care provider or patient, and whether you have an iPhone or iPod Touch or not, it's worth exploring the impressive range of applications a...

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  • Aquapheresis: A New Treatment for Heart Failure (Part 1)

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition where the heart's pumping of blood is inadequate and consequently, fluid builds up in the lungs. (As a nod to my readers who are cardiologists -- CHF has many causes and is much more complicated that t...

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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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  • Avoid Intravenous Promethazine (Phenergan) When You're Nauseous or When You're Getting a Pain Shot

    For video scroll down:The FDA has been highlighting the Institute for Safe Medication Practices warnings, who recently warned that administering promethazine intravenously (in a vein) may cause more severe tissue injuries than previously recognize...

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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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MD, FACP, FASN

Dr. Schwimmer's blog explores the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet.

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