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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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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 11 is available

    Emily Devoto hosts Grand Rounds, this week's best writing in the medical bloggosphere, those intrepid folks that take time out to share stories about health like the ones you see here at Healthline. Thanks for linking to my child safety post!Tags...

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  • Connecting with Physicians Online, a Study by Google

    Image via WikipediaIn November 2009 Hall & Partner published a study sponsored by Google titled "Connecting with Physicians Online." (Here's the webinar on YouTube and here's the PDF of the presentation.)The study's aim was to better understan...

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  • Vaprisol (Conivaptan) -- a Treatment for Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium)

    Vaprisol is a newly released drug treatment for low sodium in the blood (also called "hyponatremia").First, some background. Hyponatremia is a medical condition that can have many possible causes. For various reasons, the body retains too much wat...

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  • Twitter Dispatches from the New England Journal of Medicine's Horizons Conference

    Image via WikipediaThis weekend the New England Journal of Medicine's Horizons conference brought together the editors of the journal with a group of medical students and trainees, including two prominent medical bloggers, Dr. Ves Dimov from Clini...

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  • Green Leaf Lettuce and Ground Beef Recall Due to E Coli

    Hot on the tail of the recent spinach contamination comes a fresh batch of reports of bacterial E Coli contamination of lettuce and ground beef, which could cause a serious diarrheal illness.Definite contamination of ground beef has occured, where...

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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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MD, FACP, FASN

Dr. Schwimmer's blog explores the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet.

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