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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Gracefully Good Doctor

    It's been a week since I've been back, but my return from Singapore is still fresh in mind:I had the severe misfortune of continuing the fevers and chills while en route, here on the ground as well. In fact, after a fitful night, I went to work, ...

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  • First Success in Face Transplantation

    Folks have waited with baited breath as a year has passed since the first face transplant was performed in France. Today, the surgeons claimed the procedure a success as the woman was shown with the ability to smile. Twice, her body came close t...

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  • First Case of Polio in Kenya in Twenty Years

    The most potent technology fighting infectious disease is our own immune system, and vaccination remains as the most effective way to protect an entire population. It pains me to read that polio has stricken a Somali refugee in Kenya for the firs...

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  • 5th Annual Healthcare M&A and Corporate Development Conference

    On September 24th, I'll be appearing on a panel at the 5th Annual Healthcare M&A and Corporate Development Conference. The panel topic is "Healthcare 2.0: Technology & Healthcare Services of the Future." I'll be speaking on online communit...

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  • Searching for Health Information Online (Part 1)

    Unexpectedly, I was recently quoted in this year's Google Annual Report (page 3) on searching the medical literature. The quote was based on an interview I gave to the Google Scholar Blog where I mused about the ease of finding health information ...

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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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  • Eavesdrop on Doctors and Medical Students on Twitter

    Here's a feed containing the conversations of all known doctors and medical students who use Twitter: http://feeds.feedburner.com/doctorsontwitter. (If that doesn't work, you can try the original feed from Yahoo Pipes instead.)Technical details, f...

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  • Diabetes Management Via Cell Phone

    Seeing CrunchGear get excited about HealthPia's upcoming offering of their Diabetes Phone seemed premature. It's a great idea, consisting of an integrated glucometer that checks a diabetic's blood sugar, uploads it to an online data center, and o...

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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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