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  • Play is Important in Children's Development

    Children's play is a 'technology' specifically needed in children's development, according to the AAP American Academy of Pediatrics, in it's recent report, "The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Pare...

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  • Medical Apps for the iPhone: Diagnosaurus, ICD9 Consult, and WellAdult

    As of this writing, there are over 400 medical applications in the iTunes App Store. Whether you're a health care provider or patient, and whether you have an iPhone or iPod Touch or not, it's worth exploring the impressive range of applications a...

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  • Aquapheresis: A New Treatment for Heart Failure (Part 1)

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition where the heart's pumping of blood is inadequate and consequently, fluid builds up in the lungs. (As a nod to my readers who are cardiologists -- CHF has many causes and is much more complicated that t...

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  • An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 3)

    In part 1, I briefly introduced podcasts and iTunes. In part 2 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 podcast in t...

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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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  • Malaysian Muslims Must Manage Misfigured Mugs

    Did my alliteration catch your attention? Well, this BBC article alerted me to the recent National Fatwa Council's decision to ban Botox. Malaysia's top Muslim cleric council decided that Botox contained prohibited substances, including those de...

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  • Medical Uses of the iPhone

    As I was walking to the dialysis unit today, I couldn't help thinking about the iPhone -- mostly because I had to walk through a crowd of people who were waiting outside an AT&T store to buy one.The iPhone (in case you haven't watched any medi...

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  • Bulletproof Backup Strategies

    We've all heard stories of friends and colleagues who've lost weeks of work, irreplaceable pictures of their families, or their entire music collection because they didn't backup their computer regularly. Recently, my external hard drive — contain...

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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: General Safety

    After my experience treating patients in New Orleans following the Katrina Hurricane flooding, i became more interested in using medical devices during disaster. The FDA came out with guidelines regarding this, and I wanted to let you know how we...

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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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