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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 5 is available

    Bob Coffield hosts this week's Grand Rounds, the best posts of the health blogosphere from this past week, also known as the carnival of the caregivers.Thanks for Bob for posting from the hills of West Virginia, and for being the first lawyer to p...

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  • Futurology and Medicine

    Image by -RobW- via FlickrFuturology is the art of postulating possible futures. Here's a tour of some possible futures of medical care.Medinnovationblog, written by Dr. Richard Reece, imagines a detailed vision of what medicine might be like in 2...

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  • Tech Medicine Links for 2.9.9

    Bertalan Meskó from Scienceroll.com attended the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) 17 conference. He's posted some pictures here and here.The Seattle Times published an article titled, "With Smartphone, Doctors Reinvent House Calls."Google is ...

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  • Pediatric Flu Vaccine Supply Delayed, Not A Shortage

    Sanofi pasteur, the manufacturer of FluZone states that there will be a delay in shipping their injectable flu vaccine, the only one FDA approved for children aged 6 months to 3 years old. The AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) advises pare...

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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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  • Unusual Medical News: A Fatal Overdose of Bengay; A Patient Bleeds Green Blood

    Two medical cases in the news recently caught my eye.In the first, tragic case, a 17 year old track star from Staten Island was found dead. The detectives who found her noticed a faint minty smell. Laboratory tests eventually revealed a fatal over...

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  • Google Health Watch

    For those of you following Google's entrance into the business of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), here's a roundup of recent developments and insights.Marissa Mayer, the VP at Google in charge of the project, discussed Google Health on the Offic...

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  • An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 4)

    In part 1, I briefly introduced podcasts and iTunes. In part 2, part 3, 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 podc...

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  • Au Revoir! So Long!

    It's been a pleasure sharing with you here over the last year, but all good things must come to an end and lead to new beginnings. I'm handing the reins of Tech Medicine to the very capable Joshua Schwimmer MD, FACP, FASN, (also the author of Kid...

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  • Mercury Containing Flu Vaccine Allowed in Californian Children Under 3 Through Dec 14 2006

    Although there is no proof linking thimerisol containing vaccine to autism or other diseases, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 2943 so that effective July 1, 2006, vaccines containing specific levels of mercury cannot be administered to pregnant ...

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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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