Roche Diagnostics CoaguChek PT Test Strips Nationwide Recall
Roche Diagnostics CoaguChek PT test strips have been recalled due to the potential of reporting falsely elevated protime (INR) test results, which indicate a patient's blood is thinner than it actually is. If actions were taken to decrease the do...
Children's Health First Aid Kits
A friend of mine recently asked what I'd put in my children's first aid kit. Here's what I have (or want to have in it).• 2 weeks of any prescription medication, including an epipen junior if allergic to the the point of being anaphylactic (a sev...
Healthline's Been Nominated for a Webby!
Image via WikipediaHealthline.com has been nominated for a Webby award in the "health" category!To vote for Healthline for the "People's Voice Award," simplyLog on to http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com/.Register to vote (or log in if you are a re...
The Encyclopedia of Life and E.O. Wilson
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-txR1WSPBs]The naturalist E.O. Wilson, who coined the term "biodiversity," was an award winner at the 2007 Technology Entertainment Design conference (which I have previously written about here). In his acc...
Google Book Search and Medical Education
Addedum: My interview with Google is here.Somewhat unexpectedly, Google asked me to talk on film about doctors who use Google Book Search. So lately, I’ve been thinking about the strange beast that Google Books has become. If you haven’t seen it r...
New Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine just released a new Drug Information Portal for patients and health care professionals. From the announcement:More than 12,000 drug records are available for searching. The search interface is straightforward, requ...
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Treating Snakebites
The following is my sixth and final comment 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. Concernin...
This Weeks' Best of Health Matters
The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...
Slideshare and the Life Hacks for Doctors Presentation
Roundup of New Health and Medical Apps for the iPhone
Image via WikipediaThe number of applications in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch is growing rapidly, and a surprising number of them are related to health and medicine. Here's a sampling. (The links will take you directly to the...