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  • The Physician Success Strategies Conference: What Can Doctors Learn From Consultants?

    Many doctors, in their daily practice, have the nagging suspicion that there must be a better way to do things.The blog focuses on strategies and ideas that doctors can use to stay organized, increase productivity, and take better care of patients...

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  • Less Laborious Labor with Handheld Stirrups

    This newly launched device calls back to my residency days when I delivered babies. I would have had my nurses help birthing moms by supporting their legs by pulling their knees up and to the side of their bellies. Moms could increase their effo...

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  • CDC's Wants Bloggers to Encourage Getting Flu Shots

    Today, the CDC, America's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted a webinar for bloggers to ask us to get the word out that people should go get their flu shots.Over the course of 40 minutes, they gave the scientific background supporti...

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  • Medical Applications in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch

    As of this writing, there are are over 100 medical applications for the iPhone and the iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store. (The link is here.) Less than six months ago, as the store was launched, I tried to guess what applications might become ava...

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  • Grand Rounds is Up

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at the Medical Humanities Blog. Thanks for including my post on Tekturna (Aliskiren), the first direct renin inhibitor.

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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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  • Diethylene Glycol Poisoning

    Diethylene glycol is an industrial solvent and is a major ingredient in antifreeze. Unfortunately, it is also a deadly poison, and it has caused over 300 deaths in the last year when counterfeiters substituted diethylene glycol for glycerin in cou...

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  • Life Hacks for Doctors is the Slideshow of the Day on SlideShare

    Just received this email:Your slideshow Life Hacks For Doctors has been selected as the 'Slideshow of the Day' on the SlideShare homepage.Our editorial team would like to thank you for this awesome creation.- The SlideShare teamNice start to the w...

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  • Thoughts on Patient-Physician Email (Part 3)

    In part 1, I talked about the reasons why physicians don't use email. In part 2, I discussed the benefits of patient-physician email. To summarize:Many patients would like to email their physicians.Many physicians are either unfamiliar with email ...

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  • Intel Mobile PC Platform To Help Healthcare Providers Only If It Fits Our Workflow

    Intel recently announced a partnership with Mobile Computing detailing their mobile computing platform, which it claims will improve patient safety and healthcare provider efficiency. It will do so by providing a toteable tablet sized portable com...

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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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