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  • This Week's Interesting Medical Posts

    Here's a collection of interesting posts and links from the last week.From Science Roll: ambulance rides in different parts of the world. This is Budapest:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJovb1myOpc&rel=0&border=0]Slate is one of t...

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  • The Risks of MRI Contrast in Patients with Kidney Disease: Gadolinium and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)

    Gadolinium is a type of intravenous contrast given during MRIs to help radiologists visualize blood vessels. Recently, the FDA has warned that this type of contrast, in patients with decreased kidney function, has been associated with a new type ...

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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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  • How Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere, Part 2: Using Evernote as an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

    Evernote is a new searchable, friendly, available-anywhere, online personal database — and for many health care providers, it's rapidly becoming indispensable. Part 1 provided an introduction to Evernote and described how to use it to file away jo...

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  • iPhone Medicine Watch: Epocrates on the iPhone

    "I'd like to get an iPhone, but..."In the hospital, when I use my iPhone, I hear this all the time. What are the two biggest reasons doctors give for not switching to the iPhone? 1) They don't want to change their carrier to AT&T and 2) The iP...

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  • Interventional Cardiologists Tested on Virtual Patient Simulators

    Image from WikipediaCardiologists and other medical specialists are required to complete training and education "modules" by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for renewal of their board certification. For the first time, the ABIM is a...

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  • FDA video: Ibuprofen Interferes With Aspirin's Heart Protective Benefit

    I've blogged before that you should:- take your daily dose of immediate-release low dose aspirin at least 30 minutes before you ever take ibuprofen and possibly any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).- Otherwise, you should wait at least...

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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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