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  • A Comparison of "Mediquations," "MediMath," and "Medical Calculator," Three Medical Calculators for the iPhone

    Image by Roberto_Garcia via FlickrRemember when there weren't any medical calculators for the iPhone? Now there are at least three — Mediquations for $1.99, Medimath, which is free until 10/12 (and will be $4.99 thereafter), and Medical Calculator...

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  • Bioartificial Kidney Reduces Risk of Death from Acute Kidney Failure

    Most patients with acute kidney failure receive hemodialysis -- a cleansing of the blood using a dialysis machine, a "man-made" kidney. However, acute kidney failure is associated with a high mortality rate, and researchers have been interested in...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Medicare (and now other Insurers) will no longer pay for "Preventable Hospital Errors"

    Previously, I wrote about a Medicare proposal scheduled to take effect October 1, 2008, in which the government insurer would no longer pay for "preventable hospital errors." These include errors, injuries, and infections that could "reasonably ha...

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  • Robert Scoble Interviews Healthline's CEO

    Image via CrunchBaseRobert Scoble, co-author of Naked Conversations, interviews Healthline's CEO West Shell. The interview was recorded by a jerky, hypercaffeined Scoble on a handheld Flip Mino camera. The video, from Fast Company, is posted below...

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  • Medicine and the Ambient Orb

    For years, I've had a small glass orb in my kitchen with multicolored LEDs inside, capable of displaying dozens of colors. One early morning this week, it was pulsing dark blue.This meant it was going to be 20 degrees outside, according to the orb...

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  • Finding Doctors and Health Care Professionals on Twitter

    Image by luc legay via FlickrA little over a year ago, before Twitter was the tech/pop culture phenomenon it is today, doctors like myself had a problem: how do you identify other health professionals on Twitter? (At the time, there must have been...

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  • Thanks to Dr. Wes for Grand Rounds!

    Thanks to Dr. Wes for Grand Rounds this week and for including my post on a bioartificial kidney.Related articlesSurgeons transplant 6 kidneys at once [via Zemanta]

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  • The New 3G iPhone, Doctors, The App Store, and Medicine

    I've taken a long break from writing about the iPhone, and you might be sick of hearing about it. But be prepared — in less than a month, things are about to get very interesting.Why? Not only will the new faster & cheaper 3G iPhone be release...

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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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