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  • Roundup of New Health and Medical Apps for the iPhone

    Image via WikipediaThe number of applications in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch is growing rapidly, and a surprising number of them are related to health and medicine. Here's a sampling. (The links will take you directly to the...

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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Heat and Humidity

    The follwing is fifth in a series of articles reviewing FDA guidelines on using Medical Devices in a disaster, with my comments in italics from my reflections about volunteering in medical clinics following Katrina. Concerning Heat and Humidity:D...

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  • Avoid Intravenous Promethazine (Phenergan) When You're Nauseous or When You're Getting a Pain Shot

    For video scroll down:The FDA has been highlighting the Institute for Safe Medication Practices warnings, who recently warned that administering promethazine intravenously (in a vein) may cause more severe tissue injuries than previously recognize...

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  • Medicine 2.0 Rounds is Up

    Thanks to JC Jones of the Healthline Connects Blog for including my post on Medical Uses of the iPhone.

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  • A Link to All iPhone Applications in the App Store Sorted by Release Date

    A longer post reviewing the medical apps in the iTunes store is forthcoming. Meanwhile, here's a useful bit of advice for all you iPhone owners. Enjoy.Image via WikipediaIf you're like many iPhone owners, you're trying out dozens of new apps from ...

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  • Feed Reading, Three Ways (Part 1)

    Here's a simple version of the story of feeds.First, the Internet had too much information. Then, RSS feeds came along, which were designed to reduce the torrent of information from the Internet into something more manageable. RSS feeds (or just "...

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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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  • 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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  • I'm Writing a Book with the American College of Physicians

    The ink on the contract is drying, so I'm finally able to make this announcement: I'm writing a book with the American College of Physicians. This means that I'm humbly joining the ranks of other medical bloggers with book deals based on their blo...

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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Sterility

    The follwing is fourth in a series of articles reviewing FDA guidelines on using Medical Devices in a disaster, with my comments in italics from my reflections about volunteering in medical clinics following Katrina. Concerning sterility:Sterility...

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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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