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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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  • Tech Medicine Links for 9.9.8

    The price for genetic testing through the startup 23andMe just plummeted from $999 to $399. Details are here.The 23andMe service enables its customers to: Search and explore genes contributing to their personal characteristics, such as lac...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    Happy New Year!What'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 issues ...

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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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  • Medical Uses of the iPhone (Part 2)

    I'm back. I was away on vacation in the North woods of Minnesota, in a cabin by a lake, without Internet or mobile phone service. Very different from life in New York City, and a quiet place to read, write, and think.So of course, when I returned ...

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  • What Medical Blogs are Read at the National Library of Medicine?

    In this post, I discussed Citing Medicine: the second edition of the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health's "Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers," which included a section on how to cite blogs (and other sources ...

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  • Avoid Intravenous Promethazine (Phenergan) When You're Nauseous or When You're Getting a Pain Shot

    For video scroll down:The FDA has been highlighting the Institute for Safe Medication Practices warnings, who recently warned that administering promethazine intravenously (in a vein) may cause more severe tissue injuries than previously recognize...

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  • Best Tech Medicine Posts of 2008 (Part 1)

    Image by satosphere via FlickrHappy New Year. The following is a collection of the best posts from Tech Medicine in 2008.Take a Contract out on Yourself on StickK.comAnd this is where it gets even more interesting. Let's say you support gun contro...

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  • Thanks to Shrink Rap for Grand Rounds

    Image by Getty Images via Daylife(Better late than never!) Thanks to Shrink Rap for an exceptional Grand Rounds and for including my post on medical applications for the iPhone.Related articles by ZemantaFriendFeed Finally Gets iPhone-FriendlyiPho...

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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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