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People worldwide gain weight over the holidays and don't get back to baseline soon. 
Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Weight Gain over the Holidays in Three Countries
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Very excited to have so many international participants in our #SoMe knowledge translation & medical education study.

Still lots of time to do our survey!
http://canadiem.org/bleeding-clotting-based-needs-assessment/

cc: +Neil Mehta (Psst please share - We are looking for internists)
This year Bob Stuntz published a study in Annals of EM1 which showed that, while Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) content was doing a great job of covering certain ‘sexy’ topics, it has not covered less exciting areas as well. This is not surprising given FOAM’s crowd-sourced nature, but we wonder if there isn’t a better way. This question led us to propose a study to determine whether a social media based ...
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Incentivized reviews (done in return for a free product) skew the overall rating of the product on Amazon. 
After analyzing over 18 million reviews, independent analysis confirmed that Amazon ratings are heavily influenced by incentivized reviews. Incentivized reviews, in this case, means a discounted (or free) product received in exchange for an Amazon review. Sellers incentives for reviews aren’t necessarily asking for positive reviews, but in general, they aren’t handing out products that they suspect …
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Lifestyle changes are more effective than metformin to prevent progression of pre-diabetes.
Learn more about Diabetes and Lifestyle at sgim.org:8148
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Real-time data of turnout on election day - will reporting the news change the news?

At this point most folks have decided whom they support or oppose and the battlelines are clearly drawn mostly along geographic and demographic lines. By closely monitoring who is turning out to vote in sample areas, the company hopes to predict election results in real time.

News media have a honor code not to release exit poll data till majority of polls close. This is a very different approach that is used by the campaign's themselves on election day.

In an election where more people strongly oppose a particular candidate rather than support one, a tool like this may lead to greater turnout. If a person is not motivated to vote, seeing high turnout for the candidate they hate might prompt then to go and vote. 
VoteCastr, a Silicon Valley company, plans to report early election results in key states, raising concerns about an effect on how people vote.
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Surprising 25% decrease in resting calorie burn (#BMR) around puberty might partly explain childhood obesity.
Instead of burning more calories as one would expect during this period of growth spurt, they burn 500 less calories each day; an amount equivalent to 1 hour of strenuous exercise. 
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Cooking with #turmeric has positive impact on genes in small study. Turmeric in a capsule does not. 
Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them, asks Michael Mosley.
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Lifestyle changes are more effective than metformin to prevent progression of pre-diabetes.
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How the sugar industry paid Harvard researchers to publish a NEJM review that changed US nutrition guidelines for 50 years!
This historical analysis uses internal sugar industry documents to describe how the industry sought to influence the scientific debate over the dietary causes of coronary heart disease in the 1950s and 1960s.
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"Albert Einstein said that we live in an age characterized by perfection of means and confusion of goals" so we should be careful what we wish for.
I am leaving a room where I had a discussion with a son and daughter who strongly desired that their 94-year-old mother with severe dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a history of heart disease with triple-bypass surgery, and 2 repaired hip fractures continue her statin and all her...
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In 1665 1/4 of London's population was wiped out by the "Great Plague". Now excavations from burial sites and DNA analysis from the dental pulp has isolated yersinia pestis, confirming the cause of the epidemic. 
Ancient DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind the Great Plague of London.
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Physician (Internal Medicine), Education Technology
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Chronic Disease Management, Use of Technology in education of medical trainees, continuing education of physicians and patients
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Physician, Asst Dean EdTechnology
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I have a deep interest in the appropriate use of technology in (medical) education.  Here are some presentations I have given on topics related to this:
  • Mehta N and Brown E. “Technology in Healthcare: IBM Watson – A Look at the Future of Medicine”; Keynote Presentation at the 2014 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, Boston, MA September, 2014
  • Mehta N. “Honorary McLeskey Lecture”, “From Digital Badges to IBM Watson: Trends in Medical Education” Society for Education in Anesthesia, New Orleans, LA; October 2014
  • Mehta N, “Information Management for Lifelong Learning” Plenary presentation at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Education Retreat, March 2015
  • Mehta N, “Pedagogy and Technology – Where the Twain Shall Meet” 
    • Keynote address at the Society of General Internal Medicine New England Regional Meeting, Boston MA, March 2015
    • Keynote address at the Convocation Program for the graduates of the Master of Science in Health Professions Education Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Boston, MA, June 2015
    • As visiting Professor, GKT School of Medical Education, King’s College, London, June 2015
  • Mehta N. “Preparing our Learners for the Digital Age” 
    • Workshop at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Master of Science in Health Professions Education Convocation Program, Boston, MA, June 2015
    • As Visiting Professor, GKT School of Medical Education, King’s College, London, June 2015
  • Mehta N. “Teaching and Practicing Medicine in the Digital Age” Grand Rounds, Reading Hospital, Reading, PA, May 2015
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I use social media for my learning. This space is not in any way meant to practice medicine or for patient education. Any information found here is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. Opinions expressed here are strictly my own and not of my employer.
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CME on your smartphone? Meeting practicing professionals' needs
www.harvardmacy.org

I came to Harvard Macy with the goal of developing an engaging and interactive continuing medical education (CME) online module for mobile d

EthoStream: Future-Proof Connectivity
www.ethostream.com

EthoStream provides cutting-edge technology, proactive system monitoring, and 24/7/365 in-house technical support--and will engineer a seaml

The US Ebola Approach - what we are missing?
blogedutech.blogspot.com

This story on NPR highlights the mishandling of the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the USA in spite of "training" and information ef

Diigo Web Collector - Capture and Annotate
chrome.google.com

Bookmark, Archive, Screenshot & Markup - All-In-One Web Collector, must-have research tool

Exclusive: Google Wants To Collect Your Health Data With 'Google Fit'
www.forbes.com

Google will announce the service that processes data from apps and wearable trackers later this month, to rival Apple’s HealthKit and Samsun

Too much information? Facebook, Google face backlash over logins
online.wsj.com

Facebook and Google are battling to be the gateway through which users connect to websites and mobile apps. But users and businesses may be

Digital Learning Futures: 3 things about future learning
www.slideshare.net

A keynote presentation for the minicon Reform Symposium conference on May 4, 2014. Online global.

Cleveland Clinic - Ideas for Tomorrow
my.clevelandclinic.org

Co-founder and CEO - Udacity. Co-founder and CEO of Udacity, Sebastian is a Research Professor at Stanford University and a Google Fellow, a

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say
www.forbes.com

Massive reserves of "freshwater" are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, Nort

Society of General Internal Medicine
plus.google.com

Promoting improved patient care, education and research in primary care and general internal medicine

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet
www.theatlantic.com

Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word "because."

Saaj Lebanese Bar & Grill
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Saaj Lebanese Bar & Grill hasn't shared anything on this page with you.

New treatment discovered to cure MRSA infection
www.sciencedaily.com

Recent work promises to overcome one of the leading public health threats of our time. In a groundbreaking study, the team presents a novel

QuickWire: An Unhappy Lawrence Lessig Takes on Apple - Wired Campus - Th...
chronicle.com

Almost everyone who uses computers or smartphones has tales of upgrades gone awry—sometimes horribly awry. But not everyone publishes a scor

Enhancing students’ communication in an ethnic language - Azam - 2013 - ...
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An hour on call: simulation for medical students - Lumley - 2013 - Medic...
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Professionalism and social media: an interprofessional learning activity...
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Dialogue vodcasts: a qualitative assessment - Jones - 2013 - Medical Edu...
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Technology is NOT Transforming Education. YOU ARE!
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