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  • The Prostate Cancer InfoLink

    Image via WikipediaThis is a guest blog post by Dr. Arnon Krongrad, a urologist and founder and director of the Krongrad Institute for Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery. It illustrates some of the ways physicians are utilizing the internet and o...

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  • Stop Going to Conferences for the Lectures. Listen to Podcasts Instead.

    Going to medical conferences has many benefits -- but with up-to-the-minute reporting of breaking medical news from conferences, the wide availability of free podcasts, and the inexpensiveness of MP3 players -- listening to lectures is not one of ...

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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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  • 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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  • Epocrates for the iPhone: A Survey

    Image via CrunchBaseI've previously written about Epocrates, a free database of pharmaceuticals — with extras like CME credits and medical news — for physicians. (See Review of Epocrates on the iPhone and iPhone Medicine Watch.)Epocrates recently ...

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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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  • New cure for hiccups via the oldest medical technology: digital rectal exam

    One of the first medical technologies physicians-in-training are tasked with perfecting is our physical exam. For male physicians, one of the most dreaded parts is the digital rectal exam, since we know that we ourselves will need to be subjected...

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  • Followups and Links of Interest

    A few things that caught my eye these last few weeks:OR-Live offers live and archived webcasts of more than 600 surgical procedures.From the NEJM:This spring the U.S. Supreme Court in Baze v. Rees1 will rule on the constitutionality of the three-d...

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  • Magnetic Stimulation of Brain Shows Promise in Stroke Survivors

    Leave it to inquisitive Harvard researchers to stimulate brains with magnets to help stroke survivors. In the August issue of Stroke, researchers repeated earlier successes with stroke surviors by magnetic stimulation of the brain on the opposite...

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  • Most Disruptive Changes in Healthcare (According to Sermo)

    Last month I gave a talk on Health 2.0: Disruptive Changes in Healthcare. I spoke about online communities of physicians and patients, and one of the communities I discussed was Sermo:Sermo was founded on the idea of information arbitrage, that th...

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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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