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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Sterility

    The follwing is fourth 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. Concerning sterility:Sterility...

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  • A Link to All iPhone Applications in the App Store Sorted by Release Date

    A longer post reviewing the medical apps in the iTunes store is forthcoming. Meanwhile, here's a useful bit of advice for all you iPhone owners. Enjoy.Image via WikipediaIf you're like many iPhone owners, you're trying out dozens of new apps from ...

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  • 100+ Tips for Doctors on Call (Part 1)

    [The following post initially appeared in The Efficient MD. It demonstrates the unexpected power of blogs and Twitter for soliciting advice from large groups of people with specialized knowledge.]Several weekends ago, while seeing nearly fifty pat...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Test Detects 12 Types of Respiratory Viruses

    Talk about a "shotgun workup" -- this is a test which simultaneously looks for presence of 12 viruses that infect the human respiratory tract.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just approved the xTAG Respiratory Viral Panel, which with a si...

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  • 24 Hours of Flickr on 05.05.2007 to Benefit Doctors without Borders

    From Flickr: It's coming! 24 Hours of Flickr: A global Flickr community eventWhat happens around the world in one day? In a word – life. Here on Flickr, our members are sharing the world that they see: snapping daily moments, recording history, te...

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  • Come Grab a Cuppa Joe with Kim of Emergiblog at Grand Rounds

    Once a week, health bloggers from around the world contribute to Grand Rounds, a roundup of the best that the blogosphere has to offer in regards to health and medicine. This week, Kim from Emergiblog has continued on her tear (recently hosting 2...

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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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