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Cardiac Examination: Stethoscope or Pocket Echo—Why Not Both?

Portable echocardiographic devices were first introduced in 1978.1 As technology has evolved, they have become smaller and more comprehensive. At present, pocket echos (pocket-sized, hand-held cardiac ultrasounds), which cost less than $1000 can, in 5 to 10 minutes, produce data very similar to that obtained by a standard echo examination of the heart. At present (United […]

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Reading Level of Internet Medical Information for Common Diagnoses

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend that health materials be written at a grade 6-7 reading level, which has generally not been achieved in online reading materials. Up to the present time, there have not been any assessments focused on the reading level of online educational materials across the most popular consumer Web sites […]

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Crowd-Sourcing Syncope Diagnosis: Mobile Smartphone ECG Apps

A 76-year-old gentleman with a history of hypertension, on low-dose lisinopril, had a witnessed syncopal episode. He fainted from a standing position with no prodrome. He was unresponsive for 15 seconds without epileptiform activity or loss of sphincter control. He quickly regained consciousness with mild disorientation, without additional symptoms or focal deficits. A cardiologist at […]

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Fitness & Health Apps: Do They Work? (video)

Electronic gadgets make popular gifts. No doubt during this holiday season some of your patients will receive wearable fitness devices as gifts and others will start a New Year’s Resolution fitness regimen with a smartphone app. A recent article in Forbes claims that most doctors “don’t know what to do with” data that their patients […]

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AJM on Social Media: Tweeting Trends Show Reader Interest

The American Journal of Medicine’s home page– AmJMed.com– has an interesting link to Altmetrics, an online tool that measures social media engagement with the Journal’s research articles. So, what are people reading about the most, according social media? Marijuana, guns, male microchimerism, and a whole lot more. Below is a list of the top AJM […]

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