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  • 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...

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  • Halloween Grand Rounds

    Head on over to Dr. Hebert's Halloween poetry themed Grand Rounds - this week's best of the health blogosphere, the carnival of the caregivers. It's quite creative in presentation!Tags: Healthline, health, doctor, medical, physician, grand rounds...

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  • My Talk on "Health 2.0" for the 5th Annual Healthcare M&A and Corporate Development Conference

    This is the talk I gave at the 5th Annual Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Corporate Development Conference on September 24, 2007. I was part of a panel titled "Healthcare 2.0: Technology & Healthcare Services of the Future," ...

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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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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • A Better Pillbox from MIT

    Researchers at MIT have built a better pillbox.The hurdles to taking medications are many. Patients forget their medications, purposefully don't take their medications, or accidentally take too much or too little. And sometimes, taking medications...

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  • Post-Surgery Rounding by Robots as Good as Rounding by Actual Humans

    A recent study suggested "telerounding" by robots on surgical patients may be just as good as face-to-face rounding by attending physicians.In the Archive of Surgery, 270 adults at three institutions undergoing urologic surgery -- including remova...

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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 7 is available

    Grand Rounds is the weekly roundup of the best health weblog posts, and this week it's hosted by Rita Schwab of MSSP Nexus Blog.By clicking through, you will find short summary links to the writing that each individual health writer considers to b...

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

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