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  • An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 1)

    This post is 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 introdu...

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  • Thanks to Doc Gurley for Grand Rounds

    Thanks to Doc Gurley for Grand Rounds and for including my post on Three Visions of the Future of Healthcare.

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  • Home Hemodialysis

    Hemodialysis is a process of cleaning and filtering the blood using a dialysis machine (a "man made kidney"). For people with renal failure, dialysis is lifesaving. (This posting will only discuss hemodialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is another form ...

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  • Ethical Imbroglio Faces Cyberonics Regarding Neuropsychopharmacology Article

    In medical school, I thought it was fascinating that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was useful in severe depression which was resistant to other treatments. Those memories resurfaced as I was prompted by a recent Wall Street Journal article to r...

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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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  • Electronic Medical Records Under Senate Scrutiny

    Steve Lohr's article for the New York Times this week, "Smart Care via a Mouse, but What Will It Cost?" highlights the support expected from politicians as a bill meanders through senate committee. It touches on a number of interesting points con...

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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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  • The Problem with EMRs in the United States

    Image via WikipediaDr. Kevin Pho, the medical blogger who writes Kevin, MD, recently wrote an op-ed piece in USA Today about electronic medical records (EMRs). It's worth reading and tackles an important issue. Specifically, Kevin bemoaned the lac...

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  • Heath Ledger's Drug Interactions

    According to the Chief Medical Examiner of New York, Heath Ledger "died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), diazepam (Valium), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), and do...

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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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