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  • Thanks to The Blog That Ate Manhattan for Grand Rounds!

    Image via WikipediaThanks to the The Blog That Ate Manhattan for Grand Rounds and for including my post on the Doctor's Room on FriendFeed. (It you haven't yet seen it — have a look!)

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  • 4 Patients Can't Breathe Due To Botulism Contamination

    More on this when I'm not so beat: 4 patients are paralyzed and dependent on a ventilator to make them breathe after suffering from the toxic effects of Botulism toxin traced back to unrefrigerated Bolthouse Farms carrot juice:The carrot juice con...

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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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  • Google's Design Principles

    Google posted ten design principles on the Official Google Blog. Most of the principles also apply to improving the practice of medicine:1. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams.2. Every millisecond counts.3. Simplicity is powerful...

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  • HydraCoach: An Intelligent Water Bottle

    Drinking enough water is difficult. Exactly how much water people need is debatable (here's a sample calculator), but most people probably aren't drinking enough. Typically, the usual recommendation is 8 ounces of water 8 times a day.And for peopl...

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  • Gracefully Good Doctor

    It's been a week since I've been back, but my return from Singapore is still fresh in mind:I had the severe misfortune of continuing the fevers and chills while en route, here on the ground as well. In fact, after a fitful night, I went to work, ...

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  • Home Health Technology

    This eWeek article by M.L. Baker of Ziff Davis Internet, "Report: Digital Health Coming to Grandma's House," covers a Parks Associate report claiming that Home Health providers will increase their use of monitoring technology to decrease their c...

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  • FDA fines American Red Cross $4.2M for Donor Violations

    The American Red Cross (ARC) is the largest single agency involved with collecting blood for our nation's strapped supply of blood products used in transfusions. Today, the FDA fined the organization $4.2 million, the largest single fine, for vi...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    What'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 issues interesting to ...

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  • Top Toddler Parenting Myths

    This week, I was asked to speak to our preschool co-op about Child Safety. It got me thinking about what I think are the top health myths for parents with toddlers, having to do with child safety:1) You can adequately install a child car seat you...

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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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