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  • GAO Report Discredits Home Genetic Test Kits

    Yesterday, Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei of geneticsandhealth.com reviewed a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to the Senate that over the counter home genetics tests are fraudulent and misleading, specifically discrediting the products of Surac...

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  • Review of the HydraCoach

    This is a brief review of the HydraCoach, an intelligent water bottle that measures how much you drink.In my last post, I described the HydraCoach, which is marketed primarily to athletes and those concerned about maintain optimal hydration.As a k...

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  • Del.icio.us and Hilarious Journal Articles

    One of the most useful sites on the web is del.icio.us. (Yes, it's a pun; you type it in exactly like that.) In case you've not heard of it, del.icio.us is one of the best social bookmarking sites on the web. When you "bookmark" a web page in your...

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  • Grand Rounds is Up

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Med Journal Watch. Thanks for including my post on Patient-Physician Email.

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  • The Health 2.0 Conference

    Image by Somewhat Frank via FlickrThe Health 2.0 Conference starts tomorrow (October 22) in San Francisco. We've previously discussed Medicine 2.0, so in case you have difficulty keeping all these terms straight, here's a definition of Health 2.0 ...

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  • Links of Interest

    Image via WikipediaThe following posts on the web recently caught my attention.Clinical Cases and Images -- which contains a wealth of resources for technology in medicine -- posted 5 tips to stay up to date with the medical literature (click the...

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  • Thanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds

    Image by Getty Images via DaylifeThanks to GruntDoc for Grand Rounds and for including my Review of Epocrates on the iPhone.

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  • Unusual Medical News: A Fatal Overdose of Bengay; A Patient Bleeds Green Blood

    Two medical cases in the news recently caught my eye.In the first, tragic case, a 17 year old track star from Staten Island was found dead. The detectives who found her noticed a faint minty smell. Laboratory tests eventually revealed a fatal over...

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  • Google Health Watch

    For those of you following Google's entrance into the business of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), here's a roundup of recent developments and insights.Marissa Mayer, the VP at Google in charge of the project, discussed Google Health on the Offic...

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  • An Introduction to Medical Podcasts (Part 4)

    In part 1, I briefly introduced podcasts and iTunes. In part 2, part 3, and in this post, I'll introduce some of my favorite medical podcasts. After logging in to the iTunes store, each of these podcasts can be found by typing the name of the podc...

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