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  • Futurology and Medicine

    Image by -RobW- via FlickrFuturology is the art of postulating possible futures. Here's a tour of some possible futures of medical care.Medinnovationblog, written by Dr. Richard Reece, imagines a detailed vision of what medicine might be like in 2...

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  • Tech Medicine Links for 2.9.9

    Bertalan Meskó from Scienceroll.com attended the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) 17 conference. He's posted some pictures here and here.The Seattle Times published an article titled, "With Smartphone, Doctors Reinvent House Calls."Google is ...

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  • Pediatric Flu Vaccine Supply Delayed, Not A Shortage

    Sanofi pasteur, the manufacturer of FluZone states that there will be a delay in shipping their injectable flu vaccine, the only one FDA approved for children aged 6 months to 3 years old. The AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) advises pare...

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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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  • Case Study of a Physician's Use of the iPhone 3GS (Part 1)

    I recently upgraded my original iPhone, which I purchased two years ago, to the iPhone 3GS. Truthfully, I wasn't expecting much of a change. Sure, I read the marketing hype — faster processor! 3G speed! GPS! voice control! better camera! — but I d...

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  • My Picks for This Week's Best of Healthline Blogs

    You know, I'm one of a bunch of great bloggers here at Healthline, and I wanted to point you to my highlights of this last week:Paul Auerbach reports on the latest stingray attack in "Another Stingray Attack". Attacks are so rare, it's strangely ...

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  • HEALTHmap Maps Epidemic Text Alerts to a Graphical Map of the World

    HEALTHmap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.It "brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified an...

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  • Electronic Stethoscope Oddities

    Happy New Year!If acoustic stethoscopes — the kind physicians have used for over two hundred years — are the equivalent of typewriters, then electronic stethoscopes are like word processors. Okay, this analogy is non-intuitive, but hear me out. El...

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  • Three Visions of the Future of Healthcare

    Below are juxtaposed three visions of the future of healthcare. The first is from Microsoft, a conceptual video which echoes 2001. But the computers don't remind me of HAL. They remind me of, um, the iPhone. The video follows a pre-diabetic (presu...

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  • An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 2)

    These posts are for two types of people: those who already own an iPod or other digital music player, are familiar with podcasts, and are interested in listening to new medical podcasts... and those who don't yet have an iPod and want a quick intr...

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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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