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  • Searching for Health Information Online (Part 2)

    In part 1, I introduced ways of searching for health information online and discussed Healthline's approach and its innovative use of HealthMaps. In this post I'll discuss MedlinePlus.MedlinePlus.gov is a service of the National Library of Medicin...

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  • Review of Epocrates on the iPhone

    Image by Josh Bancroft via FlickrA few weeks ago, I cataloged 22 types of medical applications we might see released for Apple’s iPhone. Number 1? A drug database. And on July 11th — along with the opening of the “App Store” on iTunes — Epocrates ...

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  • I'm Writing a Book with the American College of Physicians

    The ink on the contract is drying, so I'm finally able to make this announcement: I'm writing a book with the American College of Physicians. This means that I'm humbly joining the ranks of other medical bloggers with book deals based on their blo...

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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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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    Thanks to those of you who came and read Grand Rounds here last week. It was great to have so many visitors and bloggers who were inspired to post at their own sites.I wanted to holler out thanks to the host of this week's Grand Rounds for includ...

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  • "How Doctors Think" Reviewed

    I'm almost finished reading Dr. Jerome Groopman's book on medical mistakes, "How Doctors Think."Well, not reading, exactly. I'm listening to it as an audiobook from Audible.com on my iPhone. Audible provides audiobooks on a wide variety of topics,...

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  • 10,000 Steps and Digital Pedometers

    Most people find it difficult to make time to exercise, but exercising -- or at least, avoiding being sedentary -- is essential for weight loss and overall health. When I counsel patients on weight loss, I initially recommend small incremental cha...

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  • My Interview With Google Discussing Google Book Search

    Google interviewed me a few weeks ago about Google Book Search -- why it's innovative and how doctors can use it. The 2 minute video is posted on The Efficient MD.

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  • Health 2.0 Conference Updates

    Image by Joi via FlickrThe Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco is underway. For those of you who aren't attending — like myself — I've complied a list of resources to help you follow the action from afar. Of course, Even if you are attending, y...

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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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MD, FACP, FASN

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

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