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  • How to take your daily aspirin if you also use an NSAID - non-steroidal anti-inflammitory such as ibuprofen

    If you use pain relievers and have been asked by your doctor to take daily aspirin for your heart or to prevent stroke, the FDA has some important news for you. They've found that aspirin may not help you if you take it at the same time as one of ...

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  • Hopes for Breakthrough in Diarrhea Treatment

    In the profit driven world of drug companies, one newcomer stands out since it is a nonprofit. The Institute for OneWorld Health, based in San Francisco, announced a $46 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop new trea...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    What's this blog all about?My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of issues interesting to ...

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  • Grand Rounds is Up

    Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Chronic Dose. Thanks for including my post on Medical Uses of the iPhone.

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    Image from WikipediaWhat's this blog all about?My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of is...

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  • Does hop flavonol glycoside from beer really alleviate allergy & hay fever symptoms?

    Sapporo Breweries Ltd., and Sapporo Beverages Co., Ltd. today announced that they:have proven that Sapporo beer is effective in mitigating hay fever symptoms. Hop flavonol glycoside extracted from the beer prevents histamine, an allergy-inducing s...

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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 1 Happy Anniversary

    Grand Rounds 3.1 Happy AnniversaryWelcome to the second anniversary of the weekly roundup of the best blog writing among health and medical writers. We’ve come a long way since Nick Genes started this weekly review as a forum of physicians writin...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    What's this blog all about?My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of issues interesting to ...

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  • The Unlikely Saga of a Medical Checklist

    Checklist are hardly what you'd consider high-tech medicine. Yet in certain situations, they might be more effective than the newest drugs or devices.In the New Yorker, Atul Gawande describes a study designed by Dr Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins...

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  • Dealing with Information Overload

    Information overload is an occupational hazard of practicing medicine, especially if you spend time online. There's too much potentially useful stuff out there for one person to process effectively: journals, news sites, RSS feeds, wikis, blogs, w...

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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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