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  • The iStan Medical Mannequin: it Sweats, Bleeds, and Breathes.

    There's an appeal to learning medicine on virtual patient simulators, like Simantha, a simulator for cardiologists that I wrote about last week. You can practice dealing with emergencies and challenging patient situations that you might rarely enc...

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  • Medicare Will No Longer Pay For "Preventable Hospital Errors"

    Starting October 1, 2008, Medicare will no longer pay for certain hospital acquired conditions (errors, injuries, and infections) that could "reasonably have been prevented." (The New York Times article is here. The large pdf file of Medicare reim...

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  • Tech Medicine Links for 9.9.8

    The price for genetic testing through the startup 23andMe just plummeted from $999 to $399. Details are here.The 23andMe service enables its customers to: Search and explore genes contributing to their personal characteristics, such as lac...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    Happy New Year!What'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 issues ...

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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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  • Medical Uses of the iPhone (Part 2)

    I'm back. I was away on vacation in the North woods of Minnesota, in a cabin by a lake, without Internet or mobile phone service. Very different from life in New York City, and a quiet place to read, write, and think.So of course, when I returned ...

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  • What Medical Blogs are Read at the National Library of Medicine?

    In this post, I discussed Citing Medicine: the second edition of the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health's "Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers," which included a section on how to cite blogs (and other sources ...

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  • My Picks for This Week's Best of Healthline Blogs

    You know, I'm one of a bunch of great bloggers here at Healthline, and I wanted to point you to my highlights of this last week:Paul Auerbach reports on the latest stingray attack in "Another Stingray Attack". Attacks are so rare, it's strangely ...

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  • HEALTHmap Maps Epidemic Text Alerts to a Graphical Map of the World

    HEALTHmap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.It "brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified an...

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  • Electronic Stethoscope Oddities

    Happy New Year!If acoustic stethoscopes — the kind physicians have used for over two hundred years — are the equivalent of typewriters, then electronic stethoscopes are like word processors. Okay, this analogy is non-intuitive, but hear me out. El...

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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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