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  • Feed Reading, Three Ways (Part 3)

    This is a series on how to read feeds more efficiently. (This is part 3. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here.)In part 2, I suggested that the best way to read your most important feeds is by email.But what if you don't want to read every word of the...

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  • Google Suggest and Healthcare

    When you type a search query into Google's web search, a feature called Google Suggest will offer searches that other users have typed that are similar to the one you're typing. Sometimes, this can provide an eye-opening view of how the Internet —...

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  • Thanks to Monash Medical Student for Grand Rounds

    Thanks to Monash Medical Student for Grand Rounds and for including my post on Evernote for Doctors.

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  • Doctors Report Feast and Famine For Flu Vaccine

    NPR covers physicians' frustration that they haven't received their flu vaccine supply yet, and patients are clamoring for it. They quote a large supplier, Mark Mlotek of Henry Schein, Inc. as stating, "Will there be Wal-Marts that have it and do...

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  • Digitizing Paper Medical Records -- Medical Uses of the iPhone (Part 4)

    I don't use electronic medical records (EMR). Let me qualify that: I don't use EMRs for when I write notes on patient visits; I do use online patient scheduling, I read laboratory studies online, and I do write orders for patients in the hospital ...

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  • GAO Report Discredits Home Genetic Test Kits

    Yesterday, Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei of geneticsandhealth.com reviewed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to the Senate that over the counter home genetics tests are fraudulent and misleading, specifically discrediting the products of Surac...

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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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  • Air Travel With Medical Devices

    Today, the Homeland Security alert was hightened to it's highest levels in response to the arrest of suspected terrorists in London who reputedly planned to blow up flights from London to the USA using liquid explosives. All carry-on baggage are ...

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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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