Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival

The “Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival” is a weekly summary of the best posts from medical blogs. Feel free to send your suggestions to my email at Best of Medical Blogs (BMB) is published every Tuesday, just like the old Grand Rounds.

Medical crowdsourcing through social media

Berci, one of the most popular proponents of #HCSM, comments on being mentioned in TIME magazine: They described how crowdsourcing works through social media and used my story of crowdsourcing a rare diagnosis via Twitter as an example. Life is just great!"

The Final Update of the Hospital Social Network List

Ed Bennett: "After a long run, I’ve decided to archive the Hospital Social Network List. The final update will be published at the end of August 2012"

International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) 2012 Talks Free Online

Chris Nickson, from the EM blog Life in the Fast Lane, reports that the lectures from the 2012 International Conference on Emergency Medicine are now freely available:

Johns Hopkins medical students have invented an app that checks your symptoms

Symcat (symptoms-based, computer-assisted triage) app allows the user to enter in various symptoms such as a fever, cough, swelling etc. and receive "an instant diagnosis" (more like a suggestion rather than a diagnosis)

Instead of Asthma, Laryngospasm in a Child

The ENT surgeon and prolific medical blogger Dr. Christopher Chang special comments on how VCD can masquerade as asthma

Computers can never replace physicians as diagnosticians - Dr. Centor explains why on his blog:

Social media updates and the 2012 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

Dr. Mike Sevilla from published a #AAFPNC 2012 Wrap-up at:

How Twitter connects Mayo Clinic and patients - Lee Aase's presentation

Tweetcamp for New Connections
View more presentations from Lee Aase

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