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  • 2007 Medical Weblog Awards

    Voting is now open for the 2007 Medical Weblog Awards, the Academy Awards of the medical blogosphere. (Full disclosure: I'm one of the editors at Medgadget, which sponsors the awards, and I was one of the nominators.) Use the awards as an excuse t...

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  • Cholesterol and Statins

    Since this is National Cholesterol Education Month, I'd like to chime in on the object of what many of you go to health screenings for: testing your cholesterol. Higher levels of bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein, or LDL) and lower levels ...

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  • Grand Rounds is Up

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Med Journal Watch. Thanks for including my post on Patient-Physician Email.

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  • The Health 2.0 Conference

    Image by Somewhat Frank via FlickrThe Health 2.0 Conference starts tomorrow (October 22) in San Francisco. We've previously discussed Medicine 2.0, so in case you have difficulty keeping all these terms straight, here's a definition of Health 2.0 ...

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  • Links of Interest

    Image via WikipediaThe following posts on the web recently caught my attention.Clinical Cases and Images -- which contains a wealth of resources for technology in medicine -- posted 5 tips to stay up to date with the medical literature (click the...

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  • Thanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds

    Image by Getty Images via DaylifeThanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds and for including my Review of Epocrates on the iPhone.

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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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MD, FACP, FASN

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

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