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  • Connecting with Physicians Online, a Study by Google

    Image via WikipediaIn November 2009 Hall & Partner published a study sponsored by Google titled "Connecting with Physicians Online." (Here's the webinar on YouTube and here's the PDF of the presentation.)The study's aim was to better understan...

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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 11 is available

    Emily Devoto hosts Grand Rounds, this week's best writing in the medical bloggosphere, those intrepid folks that take time out to share stories about health like the ones you see here at Healthline. Thanks for linking to my child safety post!Tags...

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  • Healthline's Health Matters Named in Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs

    Image by KidneyNotes via FlickrThanks to RN Central for recognizing Healthline's blog network as one of the top Health 2.0 Blogs.

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  • This Week's Interesting Medical Posts

    Here's a collection of interesting posts and links from the last week.From Science Roll: ambulance rides in different parts of the world. This is Budapest:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJovb1myOpc&rel=0&border=0]Slate is one of t...

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  • Grow A Face Rather Than Transplant It

    Stanford University researchers propose to regenerate skin cells from stem cells to replace damaged facial skin rather than the approach French surgeons have attempted recently, partial reconstruction for extensive facial disfigurement.I'm excited...

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  • Searching for Health Information Online (Part 3)

    In part 1, I introduced ways of searching for health information online and discussed Healthline's approach and the use of HealthMaps. In part 2, I discussed MedlinePlus and the individual web pages of physicians. In this part, I'll compare three ...

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  • 100+ Tips for Doctors on Call (Part 1)

    [The following post initially appeared in The Efficient MD. It demonstrates the unexpected power of blogs and Twitter for soliciting advice from large groups of people with specialized knowledge.]Several weekends ago, while seeing nearly fifty pat...

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  • Thanks to Polite Dissent for Grand Rounds

    Thanks to polite dissent for including my post on Healthline's new drug search tool for Grand Rounds.

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  • "How Doctors Think" Reviewed

    I'm almost finished reading Dr. Jerome Groopman's book on medical mistakes, "How Doctors Think."Well, not reading, exactly. I'm listening to it as an audiobook from Audible.com on my iPhone. Audible provides audiobooks on a wide variety of topics,...

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  • Praise for Audiobooks and Audible.com

    Five years ago, I thought Audible.com was surely doomed. With the proliferation of free podcasts -- including many medical podcasts -- how could a company selling downloadable audiobooks survive?I was wrong. A few months ago, I rediscovered Audibl...

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

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