May 2008

Covering Your Assets: How Much Do You Know About Your Investments?

May 12, 2008

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With the recent stock market turmoil, many people are concerned about the safety of their investments and their fi nancial advisors' performance. Whether your primary planning goal is to assert more control over your assets, maximize current returns, or build future fi nancial security, it is important to know the key issues on which to focus. Even if you don't want to actively manage your own finances, you should be able to answer the following questions so you can understand whether your investment advisor is on the right track.

Tech Talk - Tech 101: Online Learning

May 12, 2008

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All physicians understand that learning is a lifelong activity. Whether we are interested in fulfilling our professional CME requirements, or learning about new things that simply enrich our lives, opportunities to become more educated and knowledgeable have never been easier to find and access. This broad availability of educational resources is, in large part, due to widespread access to personal computers and the Internet.

TechSectors - Software: Anatomic 3D Avatar

May 12, 2008

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Andre Elisseef of IBM's Zurich Research Lab explains how IBM's Anatomic and Symbolic Mapper Engine (ASME) enables physicians to visualize patient records using three-dimensional representations of the human body.

Voice Recognition Software: Making Technology Work for You

May 12, 2008

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The best programs also come equipped with medical dictionaries with thousands of words commonly used in daily practice by physicians and specialists, eliminating the need to build the program's vocabulary from scratch.

E-detailing Evolves

May 12, 2008

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E-detailing is currently being piloted, or is at least under consideration, by many pharmaceutical companies as a way to maximize sales force time, cut costs, and increase interaction with physicians.

Eye on Innovation: The Nano-brain

May 12, 2008

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Anirban Bandyopadhyay, PhD, artifi cial intelligence and molecular electronics scientist, National Institute for Materials Science at Tsukuba, Japan, talks about the "Nano-brain," a brain neuron-inspired, microscopic computer made up of 17 duroquinone molecules sitting in a ring pattern on a gold surface. The assembly has the potential to perform more than 4.3 billion commands at once, and could have far-reaching implications for medicine.

4 Questions... with Doug Farrago, MD, of the Placebo Journal

May 12, 2008

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Doug Farrago, MD, is a full-time practicing physician in Auburn, ME, and the founder of the Placebo Journal (www.placebojournal.com), which is meant to "empower physicians with a skill that is sorely lacking â€" humor."

Jay Parkinson Sells Out?

May 12, 2008

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The maverick doctor opens up about why his original practice wasn't sustainable, the inadequacy of physician quality ratings, and why his new corporate venture isn't so out of character.

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