Hilarious Journal Articles and NCBI ROFL
Levitating Frog, Image via WikipediaTwo years ago, I began collecting "hilarious journal articles" and posting them on kidneynotes.com. Here's a sample:The untapped potential of virtual game worlds to shed light on real world epidemicsDidgeridoo p...
Grand Rounds is up at Med Valley High
Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Med Valley High. Thanks for including my post on The Value of Mind Mapping.
How Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere, Part 3: How to Use Evernote as an Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Please see part 1 for an introduction to Evernote and part 2 for an introduction to using Evernote as an EHR.Let me be clear: I'm not suggesting that Evernote is a substitute for any of the excellent commercial EHRs currently available. The follow...
Links from "Decoding Your Health" from The New York Times
Image by Ethan Bloch via FlickrThe New York Times recently published a special section on "Decoding your Health" focusing on health resources online. The following are selected links from this section as well as other recent health-related article...
CDC Starts Blogging
The United States Government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the world's preeminent organization devoted to public health research and disease outbreak control and prevention. It's very exciting to see that their director of...
Recall of Complete MoisturePLUS multipurpose contact lens care solution and Active Packs
The FDA and Advanced Medical Optics, Inc (AMO) announced a nationwide recall of 183,000 units of its 12 ounce Complete MoisturePLUS multipurpose contact lens care solution and Active Packs distributed in the United States after contamination was d...
My Experience Creating a Medical Wiki
Image via Wikipediawiki.efficientmd.comWikis — collaborative websites to which anyone can contribute — are powerful tools for education. The most popular Wiki is Wikipedia.org, a public encyclopedia, which as of this writing has 2,377,813 English ...
Vaprisol (Conivaptan) -- a Treatment for Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium)
Vaprisol is a newly released drug treatment for low sodium in the blood (also called "hyponatremia").First, some background. Hyponatremia is a medical condition that can have many possible causes. For various reasons, the body retains too much wat...
Plans for Microsoft's HealthVault, a Personal Health Record
Last year, Microsoft launched HealthVault, a free online personal health record (PHR), to much fanfare. (Google Health, a major competitor, has yet to be released.)PHRs have the potential, at least in theory, to significantly improve communication...
Thanks to Doc Emer for Grand Rounds
Thanks for Doc Emer for Grand Rounds and for featuring my post on Slideshare and Life Hacks for Doctors.