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  • 100+ Tips for Doctors on Call (Part 2)

    [Part 1 is here. The following post initially appeared in The Efficient MD. It demonstrates the unexpected power of blogs and Twitter for soliciting advice from large groups of people with specialized knowledge.]Addendum: For the most recent versi...

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  • Thanks to AppleQuack for Grand Rounds

    Image by Getty Images via Daylife Thanks to AppleQuack.com for hosting Grand Rounds and for including my posts on Evernote for Doctors.Related articles by ZemantaHow Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere, Part 2: Us...

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  • Radiotherapy Sets Off Airport Security Screening

    This was news to me, which came out in the British Medical Journal editorial today. [1] The BMJ publised a case report of a man who received radiation therapy (radioiodine) to treat his overactive thyroid gland, thyrotoxicosis. [2] Unfortunately...

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  • Case Study of a Physician's Use of the iPhone 3GS (Part 1)

    I recently upgraded my original iPhone, which I purchased two years ago, to the iPhone 3GS. Truthfully, I wasn't expecting much of a change. Sure, I read the marketing hype — faster processor! 3G speed! GPS! voice control! better camera! — but I d...

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  • My Picks for This Week's Best of Healthline Blogs

    You know, I'm one of a bunch of great bloggers here at Healthline, and I wanted to point you to my highlights of this last week:Paul Auerbach reports on the latest stingray attack in "Another Stingray Attack". Attacks are so rare, it's strangely ...

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  • Fevers, Chills, 5 Blankets, Oh My!

    20 hours on a plane is no fun. 20 hours of fevers & chills on a plane squished into economy class is even less fun. Thank goodness I had a narcotic cough suppressant to keep from hacking on my fellow sufferers, but the fever made me deliriou...

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  • Creating DNA Art

    DNA stands for "deoxyribonucleic acid," the substance encoding the genetic instructions for living organisms. As DNA is the basic code of life, it is perhaps not surprising that artists have incorporated DNA into their work. One company, DNA 11, e...

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  • Recall on Welch Allyn PIC 50 Automated External Defibrillators

    This is the kind of news that strikes fear into people who want to be proactive about the safety of their environment, whether it be an airport, convention center, business or their own home. You expect that these Automated External Defibrillator...

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  • 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

    Image via WikipediaThe folks over at MedGadget (full disclosure: I'm a proud editor there) and Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine™ are sponsoring the 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge, a "a competition designed to foster innovation in diabetes ...

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  • My Favorite Ergonomic Laptop Bag

    This post will be a departure from the regular topics of this blog. It will be about bags. Specifically laptop bags. And here is where I will rant. Most laptop bags are either backpacks, which are comfortable but unprofessional, or business bags, ...

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