Tuesday, December 21, 2004

New Web Resource: Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs

" "The mission of the Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs project is to provide consumers and their doctors with information to help guide prescription drug choices–based on effectiveness, a drug's track record, safety and price.

The project aims to improve access to needed medicines for tens of millions of Americans—because they lack insurance coverage for prescription drugs, because the prices of many medicines today are so high, and because many consumers and physicians may not be aware of proven and affordable alternatives. " "

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Medical Weblogs Grand Rounds

12th Edition of Medical Blogosphere Grand Rounds

New Weblog: MedGadget

MedGadget: Medgadget is an online journal of the latest medical gadgets and technologies (XML).

Friday, December 3, 2004

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2004: Blog

Blog noun [short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer

Just as interesting to me is number 10 on the list: defenestration: Etymology: de- + Latin fenestra window: a throwing of a person or thing out of a window. I believe its more popular use today is in reference to getting rid of the Microsoft Windows operating system, as described in this book

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Despair.com "Greatest Hurts" Collections

Looking for a gift for a doctor in your life? Many of us are pretty cynical, so why not consider a gift from Despair.com, creators of 'demotivators.' How about a mug that says:

"Ambition: The Journey of a Thousand Miles Sometimes Ends Very Very Badly "


"Meetings: None of Us Is As Dumb As All of Us"


"Procrastination: Hard Work Pays Off After Time, But Laziness Always Pays Off Now "

Ambu Bag Simulation Online

The Virtual Anesthesia Machine web site now has a simulation of a Self Inflating Resuscitation Bag (SIRB) a.k.a. "Ambu bag" during normal operation and how to check the bag as part of an anesthesia machine pre-use check at http://vam.anest.ufl.edu/pre-use-check.html.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Google Scholar

Google Scholar:

"" Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.""

[Via The Volokh Conspiracy]

Friday, November 19, 2004


The British Medical Journal has an rss feed!

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Election Litigation Watch 2004

http://www.litigationwatch2004.com/ contains links to news coverage of lawsuits in the 2004 Elections.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Ramadan Thus Far

Found a great new blog written by an Army Blackhawk pilot in Iraq. His post on 'Ramadan Thus Far' contains the following line I just love about why things are harder for terrorists in the Sunni triangle:

"" It's hard to execute a good plan when you're dead.""

[Via Clayton Cramer's Blog]

Friday, October 22, 2004

UT El Paso: Herbal Safety

UT El Paso: Herbal Safety

" "In the past decade, there has been an increased interest in herbal medicines and treatments, both from the mainstream medical community and the general public. One need look no further than the cold drink section of the local supermarket to see the various herbal supplements that are prominently displayed on many drink labels. In an effort to provide critical evaluations of these various herbs and related products, the University of Texas at El Paso has created this important website in order to disseminate information about research findings related to herbal use and to provide these findings in both English and Spanish." "

[Via The Scout Report]

Saturday, October 16, 2004

New CryptoGram

Bruce Schneier on:

  • Keeping Network Outages Secret
  • RFID Passports
  • Disrupting Air Travel with Arabic Writing
  • Crypto-Gram Reprints
  • News
  • Counterpane News
  • The Legacy of DES
  • The Doghouse: Lexar JumpDrives
  • License Plate "Guns" and Privacy
  • Aerial Surveillance to Detect Building Code Violations
  • Terror Threat Alerts
  • Academic Freedom and Security
in the latest CryptoGram.


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