Interesting Links from the Last Week
The following are interesting links from the last week.I haven't spent much time in Second Life, a 3D online virtual world with its own currency -- but Bertalan Meskó has. He's a medical student at the University of Debrecen, in Hungary, and he wr...
Grand Rounds Call for Submissions: Healthcare Innovations and New Technologies
The next medical blogosphere Grand Rounds will be held at The Efficient MD on September 11, 2007.The theme of Grand Rounds will be "Healthcare Innovations and New Technologies." Submissions broadly related to innovations in healthcare are welcome:...
The Use and Misuse of Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors
I'm a fan of automatic blood pressure monitors like the Omron HEM series. These machines, which have become increasingly accurate and easy to use, allow you to check your own blood pressure automatically at the touch of a button. Most of the time,...
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...
Healthline's Health Matters Named in Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs
Image by KidneyNotes via FlickrThanks to RN Central for recognizing Healthline's blog network as one of the top Health 2.0 Blogs.
This Week's Interesting Medical Posts
Here's a collection of interesting posts and links from the last week.From Science Roll: ambulance rides in different parts of the world. This is Budapest:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJovb1myOpc&rel=0&border=0]Slate is one of t...
The Risks of MRI Contrast in Patients with Kidney Disease: Gadolinium and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)
Gadolinium is a type of intravenous contrast given during MRIs to help radiologists visualize blood vessels. Recently, the FDA has warned that this type of contrast, in patients with decreased kidney function, has been associated with a new type ...
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...
Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 11 is available
Emily Devoto hosts Grand Rounds, this week's best writing in the medical bloggosphere, those intrepid folks that take time out to share stories about health like the ones you see here at Healthline. Thanks for linking to my child safety post!Tags...
Connecting with Physicians Online, a Study by Google
Image via WikipediaIn November 2009 Hall & Partner published a study sponsored by Google titled "Connecting with Physicians Online." (Here's the webinar on YouTube and here's the PDF of the presentation.)The study's aim was to better understan...