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...
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. ...
Notes on the Technology Entertainment Design (TED) Conference
The Technology Entertainment Design Conference -- or TED -- is a 4 day meeting of 50 brilliant speakers from a wide range of fields. In the words of David Pogue, a technology columnist at the New York Times: They are the most compelling, passionat...
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Water Contamination
The follwing is third 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. Water Contamination:Some medica...
Three Visions of the Future of Healthcare
Below are juxtaposed three visions of the future of healthcare. The first is from Microsoft, a conceptual video which echoes 2001. But the computers don't remind me of HAL. They remind me of, um, the iPhone. The video follows a pre-diabetic (presu...
An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 2)
These posts are 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 intr...
FluChip shows promise in diagnosing A(H5N1) avian flu, and others including pandemic flu
The New York Times reports on a new test for A(H5N1) avian influenza (commonly called bird flu) which is undergoing further research. The FluChip was designed by Robert D. Kuchta and Kathy L. Rowlen, a University of Colorado chemistry professor w...
Best Tech Medicine Posts of 2008 (Part 2)
Image by satosphere via FlickrHappy New Year. The following is part 2 of a collection of the best posts from Tech Medicine in 2008.The New 3G iPhone, Doctors, The App Store, and MedicineWhat follows is the result of a brief brainstorming session a...
Grand Rounds is up at Urostream
Urostream is written by Keagirl, a urologist. She writes well, and her stories are often provocative and humorous. Her Grand Rounds is here. (She included my post on "The Use and Misuse of Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors.")
Feed Reading, Three Ways
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 "...