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  • Eavesdrop on Doctors and Medical Students on Twitter

    Here's a feed containing the conversations of all known doctors and medical students who use Twitter: http://feeds.feedburner.com/doctorsontwitter. (If that doesn't work, you can try the original feed from Yahoo Pipes instead.)Technical details, f...

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  • Diabetes Management Via Cell Phone

    Seeing CrunchGear get excited about HealthPia's upcoming offering of their Diabetes Phone seemed premature. It's a great idea, consisting of an integrated glucometer that checks a diabetic's blood sugar, uploads it to an online data center, and o...

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  • Test Detects 12 Types of Respiratory Viruses

    Talk about a "shotgun workup" -- this is a test which simultaneously looks for presence of 12 viruses that infect the human respiratory tract.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just approved the xTAG Respiratory Viral Panel, which with a si...

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  • 24 Hours of Flickr on 05.05.2007 to Benefit Doctors without Borders

    From Flickr: It's coming! 24 Hours of Flickr: A global Flickr community eventWhat happens around the world in one day? In a word – life. Here on Flickr, our members are sharing the world that they see: snapping daily moments, recording history, te...

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  • Searching for Health Information Online (Part 1)

    Unexpectedly, I was recently quoted in this year's Google Annual Report (page 3) on searching the medical literature. The quote was based on an interview I gave to the Google Scholar Blog where I mused about the ease of finding health information ...

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  • How Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere, Part 3: How to Use Evernote as an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

    Please see part 1 for an introduction to Evernote and part 2 for an introduction to using Evernote as an EHR.Let me be clear: I'm not suggesting that Evernote is a substitute for any of the excellent commercial EHRs currently available. The follow...

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  • Links from "Decoding Your Health" from The New York Times

    Image by Ethan Bloch via FlickrThe New York Times recently published a special section on "Decoding your Health" focusing on health resources online. The following are selected links from this section as well as other recent health-related article...

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  • CDC Starts Blogging

    The United States Government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the world's preeminent organization devoted to public health research and disease outbreak control and prevention. It's very exciting to see that their director of...

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  • Recall of Complete MoisturePLUS multipurpose contact lens care solution and Active Packs

    The FDA and Advanced Medical Optics, Inc (AMO) announced a nationwide recall of 183,000 units of its 12 ounce Complete MoisturePLUS multipurpose contact lens care solution and Active Packs distributed in the United States after contamination was d...

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  • Halloween Grand Rounds

    Head on over to Dr. Hebert's Halloween poetry themed Grand Rounds - this week's best of the health blogosphere, the carnival of the caregivers. It's quite creative in presentation!Tags: Healthline, health, doctor, medical, physician, grand rounds...

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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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