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  • Medicine 2.0 Rounds is Up

    Thanks to JC Jones of the Healthline Connects Blog for including my post on Medical Uses of the iPhone.

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  • Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Heat and Humidity

    The follwing is fifth 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. Concerning Heat and Humidity:D...

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  • Thoughts on Patient-Physician Email (Part 2)

    In part 1, I talked about barriers to patient-physician email. In this section, I'll discuss the many potential benefits of email communication between physicians and patients.The time for the typical office visit has shrunk. Due to many factors i...

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  • Anatomy of an Mid-Air Emergency

    DING DING DING, WOULD ANY DOCTOR ON BOARD RING YOUR ATTEDANT BUZZER? I shake off my near slumber and go running towards the back of the plane. Two freaked out stewardesses jab their fingers at the closed bathroom door, and I wonder why if someone...

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  • Medical Uses of the iPhone (Part 3) -- YouTube, Google Video, and Other Sources of Patient Education

    When I first wrote about medical uses of the iPhone -- before I even began experimenting with one -- one of the potential applications I talked about was patient education.The iPhone has an integrated YouTube player. Potentially, this means that p...

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  • Take a Contract out on Yourself on StickK.com

    The best way to achieve your goals, according to a new website, is to “put a contract out on yourself.”The website, StickK.com, isn’t suggesting that you have yourself killed if you don’t meet your goals. Instead, StickK is a system — designed by ...

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  • Dyson Airblade Is Not Better Than Alcohol Hand Rubs

    Although Dyson’s done good with vacuums, if making it into MoMa is what vacuuming is all about, I’m not so sure with their newest invention. Or shall we say, reinvention? The Dyson Airblade is your daddy’s hand dryer on steroids - a 400 mph blas...

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  • The Web 2.0 Carnival is Up

    Thanks to Science Roll for including my post on podcasts.

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  • First Case of Polio in Kenya in Twenty Years

    The most potent technology fighting infectious disease is our own immune system, and vaccination remains as the most effective way to protect an entire population. It pains me to read that polio has stricken a Somali refugee in Kenya for the firs...

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  • Healthline's Health Matters Named in Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs

    Image by KidneyNotes via FlickrThanks to RN Central for recognizing Healthline's blog network as one of the top Health 2.0 Blogs.

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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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