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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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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 3 is available

    Thanks to JonMikel, MD for hosting this week's Grand Rounds, Volume 3 Number 3, and including my post on E Coli contamination of lettuce & ground beef, and Paul Auerbach's post on minor head injury.Go read more on JonMikel over at Medscape whe...

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  • Grand Rounds is up at Shrink Rap

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Shrink Rap. Thanks for including my posts, An Introduction to Medical Podcasts.

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    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 interesting to ...

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  • The Medicine 2.0 Congress

    Image via Wikipedia The first "Medicine 2.0" Congress happened on September 4 - 5 in Toronto, Canada. You're justified in being confused by — or even skeptical of — any concept released under the version number "2.0" (or, even God help us, "3.0")...

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  • How to Cite Blogs in Formal Academic Medical Papers

    Unexpectedly, the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health, in the second edition of their Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, included a section on citing blogs and other material on the internet. Also unexpected...

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  • Feed Reading, Three Ways (Part 4)

    This is the final part of a series on reading feeds more efficiently.Let's recap. It's difficult (if not impossible) to keep up with all the new information posted to countless websites without using RSS feeds. In part 1, I suggested that the prol...

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  • Margaret Chan appointed to lead World Health Organization

    My ethnic pride welled today as I learned that Margaret Chan has been appointed to lead the WHO World Health Organization. My parents are from Hong Kong and my dad may have known her from his medical training and practice there. Dr. Chan receive...

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  • A Mobile Medical Practice -- Dr. Jay Parkinson

    Dr. Jay Parkinson (MD, MPH) runs an unusual type of medical practice in New York City. Like many "concierge" physicians, he accepts no insurances -- the flat rate is $500 a year. He has no office -- he makes housecalls to your home or work. $500 g...

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  • The Controversy Over Anemia Drugs (ESAs)

    The lead story in yesterday's New York Times had this first paragraph:Two of the world’s largest drug companies are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to doctors every year in return for giving their patients anemia medicines, which regulators...

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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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