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  • Air Travel With Medical Devices

    Today, the Homeland Security alert was hightened to it's highest levels in response to the arrest of suspected terrorists in London who reputedly planned to blow up flights from London to the USA using liquid explosives. All carry-on baggage are ...

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  • A Visual Medical Dictionary and the CureHunter Engine

    Curehunter.com offers a free "visual medical dictionary" at https://www.curehunter.com/public/dictionary.do. The idea is similar to Healthlines' HealthMaps -- an interrelated web of complex terms is displayed as a simple map or diagram to enhance ...

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  • Searching for Health Information Online (Part 4)

    The last three parts of this series reviewed searching for online health information designed for patients. In part 1, I discussed Healthline's approach and the use of HealthMaps. In part 2, I discussed MedlinePlus and the individual web pages of ...

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  • Thanks to Musings of a Dinosaur for Grand Rounds!

    Grand rounds is here. Thanks for including my post on Creating a Medical Wiki.

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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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  • RFID Chips Prevent Sponges From Being Left Behind During Surgery

    Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) chips are not just in your Mach3 razor packages, they're showing promise in surgery as well. In the July Archives of Surgery, Stanford researchers found that they could detect sponges left behind with an RFID ...

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  • Someone Please Create Free, HIPAA-Compliant Patient-Physician Email

    This is a rant. Or a plea. Or a pitch for a product idea that I wish someone would just run with. It would be invaluable to everyone involved.Free, encrypted, HIPAA-complaint patient-physician email. Simple. Easy-to-use. Ad-supported. Perhaps by G...

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  • Rate of the spread of flu Is linked to airline travel

    The New York Times today reports on a PLoS Medicine study by Brownstein, Wolfe & Mandl showing that the rate of spread of influenza is related to the number of people flying in airplanes.They studied the spread of influenza timed to the amoun...

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  • Dinner with Sermo's CEO, Dr. Daniel Palestrant

    Sermo's CEO, Dr. Daniel Palestrant, invited users in New York City out to dinner near Times Square last week. (Sermo is the largest online community for physicians, allowing doctors to ask each other questions, vote on answers, and post comments. ...

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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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