Au Revoir! So Long!
It's been a pleasure sharing with you here over the last year, but all good things must come to an end and lead to new beginnings. I'm handing the reins of Tech Medicine to the very capable Joshua Schwimmer MD, FACP, FASN, (also the author of Kid...
Mercury Containing Flu Vaccine Allowed in Californian Children Under 3 Through Dec 14 2006
Although there is no proof linking thimerisol containing vaccine to autism or other diseases, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 2943 so that effective July 1, 2006, vaccines containing specific levels of mercury cannot be administered to pregnant ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Thanks to Musings of a Dinosaur for Grand Rounds!
Grand rounds is here. Thanks for including my post on Creating a Medical Wiki.
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...
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...
CDC's Wants Bloggers to Encourage Getting Flu Shots
Today, the CDC, America's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted a webinar for bloggers to ask us to get the word out that people should go get their flu shots.Over the course of 40 minutes, they gave the scientific background supporti...
Medical Applications in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch
As of this writing, there are are over 100 medical applications for the iPhone and the iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store. (The link is here.) Less than six months ago, as the store was launched, I tried to guess what applications might become ava...