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.
Your Next Stethoscope Should be Electronic. Here's Why. (Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3000 Review)
Last month, I reluctantly entered the market for a new stethoscope. (My old one broke. Don't ask.)For doctors, choosing a stethoscope is not a decision made lightly: it requires laying out a significant amount of cash for a device you might carry ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Web 2.0 Carnival is Up
Thanks to Science Roll for including my post on podcasts.
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Power Outage
The follwing is second 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. Power Outage:Notify your elect...
Does Providing Email to Patients Benefit Patient-Physician Communication?
I'm a strong advocate of patient-physician communication by email.In the Archives of Surgery, a paper was recently published examining the effect of surgeons providing email addresses to patients prior to thyroid or parathyroid surgery. Half the p...
Healthline's New Drug Search Tool
Patients and health care providers often search the internet for health information -- for information on medical conditions, on treatments, and on medications. Identifying reliable sources of knowledge is important, but finding good sources is so...