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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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  • First Success in Face Transplantation

    Folks have waited with baited breath as a year has passed since the first face transplant was performed in France. Today, the surgeons claimed the procedure a success as the woman was shown with the ability to smile. Twice, her body came close t...

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  • CPSC Fails To Act as Shopping Carts Pose Hazards To Kids

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just announced the release of a policy statement, "Shopping Cart-Related Injuries to Children" which makes a lot of sense. It shares evidence that has been known for 30 years, but the CPSC has dragged thei...

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  • Interesting Links from the Last Week

    The following are interesting links from the last week.I haven't spent much time in Second Life, a 3D online virtual world with its own currency -- but Bertalan Meskó has. He's a medical student at the University of Debrecen, in Hungary, and he wr...

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  • Grand Rounds Call for Submissions: Healthcare Innovations and New Technologies

    The next medical blogosphere Grand Rounds will be held at The Efficient MD on September 11, 2007.The theme of Grand Rounds will be "Healthcare Innovations and New Technologies." Submissions broadly related to innovations in healthcare are welcome:...

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  • The Use and Misuse of Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors

    I'm a fan of automatic blood pressure monitors like the Omron HEM series. These machines, which have become increasingly accurate and easy to use, allow you to check your own blood pressure automatically at the touch of a button. Most of the time,...

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  • First Case of Polio in Kenya in Twenty Years

    The most potent technology fighting infectious disease is our own immune system, and vaccination remains as the most effective way to protect an entire population. It pains me to read that polio has stricken a Somali refugee in Kenya for the firs...

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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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  • The Risks of MRI Contrast in Patients with Kidney Disease: Gadolinium and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)

    Gadolinium is a type of intravenous contrast given during MRIs to help radiologists visualize blood vessels. Recently, the FDA has warned that this type of contrast, in patients with decreased kidney function, has been associated with a new type ...

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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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