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Immune System Flowchart

When originally learning about the immune system I struggled to understand how the different components developed individually and worked together. I realised that a flowchart would be an excellent way to demonstrate this and was surprised to find that there wasn’t anything suitable on the internet that linked both the innate and adaptive systems. I developed this flowchart based on information from lectures and several textbooks and disseminated it amongst students in multiple years. The diagram proved to be an excellent tool for revision and in developing a foundational understanding of the immune system.  
Jon Curtis
over 4 years ago
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Deep Pits / Fissures in Teeth | Diagnosis Articles | ToothIQ.com e50

ToothIQ.com is designed to be used on all modern Web-enabled devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. In order to display on all these devices, ToothIQ.com uses the capabilities of most modern Web browsers. If you have an older Web browser and ToothIQ.com is not working properly, you may want to upgrade your Web browser.  
toothiq.com
over 2 years ago
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Apps for attacks: Software to combat anxiety disorders - BBC News

App are being developed to tackle panic attacks and phobias, but can smartphone software really cure anxiety attacks?  
BBC News
almost 3 years ago
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Another Day, Another EdTech Giant Acquired: Following Renaissance Learning, Education Software Veteran Skillsoft Sells For $2B+

It's been an active week in the world of education software, with this weekend bringing news of the second big-ticket acquisition of a veteran EdTech company..  
TechCrunch
about 3 years ago
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Digital Stethoscope Review - Thinklabs One vs. Littmann 3200

A comparison of the Thinklabs One and Littmann 3200 digital stethoscopes, including design, performance, recording ability, software, and durability.  
YouTube
about 2 years ago
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Action video games may help people with dyslexia learn to read

In addition to their trouble with reading, people with dyslexia also have greater difficulty than typical readers do when it comes to managing competing sensory cues, according to a study...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 2 years ago
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oPortfolio - A Better Portfolio For Medics

What's the problem? Since I first started working with doctors, one of the main complaints I've heard is about electronic portfolios: "It's so slow", "It's really ugly", "It's basically unusable", "It crashed the day before submissions!", "It's SO unintuitive" I've heard all of these things from different doctors at different stages in different specialities in different locations. Write a tweet about ePortfolio and the odds are you'll have it retweeted and replied to numerous times within minutes. There's clearly a real problem here, and a real frustration among doctors! What's the Solution? Over the last two years I've spent lots of time talking to a variety of doctors about this and have come to the conclusion that a new modern, robust solution is needed. We need software that is fresh and intuitive to use, that doesn't get overloaded and that has the features that people actually want! The Meducation team agrees, and so we've partnered up with our friends at Podmedics to make this a reality. We are making oPortfolio - the Open Portfolio - an open-source system guided by the needs of the trusts, deanaries and colleges, but with a firm focus on the doctors who will be using it. Over the next few days we'll be launching a kickstarter project to let you support what we're doing. In the meantime, please sign up on our website to receive updates about what we're doing!  
Jeremy Walker
almost 4 years ago
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Will oPortfolio do XYZ? You're asking the wrong question...

This is a post about oPortfolio - a project that Meducation and Podmedics are collaborating on. We have a Kickstarter project and would love your support! The Wrong Question Lots of people have been asking "will oPortfolio do XYZ?". As an open-source software developer I always find that a strange question, because there is very rarely a yes or no answer - the answer is pretty much always "it could do". Most people aren't used to having software made for them. Especially in the NHS, people have to live with often outdated systems that are enforced on them. Change involves committees and boards that they have no real access to. The open source world is very very different. You get to choose what features you want in the product - you simply need to ask. With oPortfolio, we are going to be guided by what doctors and students want. If a feature matters to lots of you, then we're going to work hard to get it in ASAP. If only one person wants it, then it's less likely to get priortised. Right now, the quickest way to get your voice heard is to support us on Kickstarter. When we reach our total, we'll be emailing everyone who's supported us to ask what the most important features are. If you want to make sure you're heard - that's the best way to do it. The Right Question In case you're wondering, a better question is "How can I help you get XYZ into oPortfolio?". Open Source is about people collaborating to make something better, expecting nothing in return. We'll write the code, but your input, support and guidance is what will make this happen. Will oPortfolio do XYZ? Quite simply, yes it probably will, if you drum up some support for the idea and come and talk to us about it. Please support us today. Thank you.  
Jeremy Walker
almost 4 years ago
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Who is oPortfolio aimed at?

This is a post about oPortfolio - a project that Meducation and Podmedics are collaborating on. We have a Kickstarter project and would love your support! Students? Junior Doctors? Senior Doctors? Over the last two days we've been asked by lots of people who oPortfolio is for. Some people want it for students, others to replace junior doctor systems, and some for revalidation purposes. The simple answer is that it's for everyone going through their medical careers from student to consultant and on to retirement. Challenges There are two challenges to building a system that's relevant for such a wide variety of people. The first is to make something that has all the features that are needed for all the people. We are strong believers in self-directed learning and want that to be at the core of oPortfolio. We want people to be able to build their own personal portfolios, keeping a log of everything they want to - their own personal space for reflection and learning. oPortfolio should be something that you find useful at all stages, and that's crucial to our vision. The second challenge is working with existing ePortfolio systems, and to have functionality that deaneries and Colleges need to adopt our platform if they want to. Making a system that is incompatible with existing systems, or that involves doctors still having to use other horrible software defies the whole point of what we're doing. If a user's oPortfolio has to be manually copied & pasted into another system, everyone loses out. This, therefore, also has to be a large consideration as we move forwards. At all times, we will have to balance these two challenges up against each other. Conclusion oPortfolio is for everyone. It certainly won't have all the features that everyone needs from day one, but our aim is to build a solid base everyone can use, and then expand it from there. With regards to who we give our initial focus to, it will be the people who support us on Kickstarter. They are showing genuine support for what we're doing, and therefore deserve to be prioritised. That only seems fair. Please support us today. Thank you.  
Jeremy Walker
almost 4 years ago
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Top 15 Mobile Applications for Dental & Oral Health

Do you have a mobile device you would like to use in your dental practice? Wondering about the best apps for dentists? Here are some recommendations.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Blood Slides

The LIONS have been recently and suddenly forced to migrate with the wildebeests to new web server software, so everything is kinda messed up in the LION DEN right now. HINT: Change the URL from "lionden.com" to "lionden.info" to view the old "legacy" Lion Den (until I get this one fully tamed).  
lionden.com
almost 3 years ago
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Apple software will allow researchers to gather health data from iPhones

Apple announced on 9 March that it will release an open source software platform in April that doctors and researchers can use to gather health data from iPhones of users who agree to share their information.  
bmj.com
about 2 years ago
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Helping clinicians to turn evidence into practice – software for injury prevention and rehab

Stream Helping clinicians to turn evidence into practice – software for injury prevention and rehab by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
almost 3 years ago
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Apple software will allow researchers to gather health data from iPhones

Apple announced on 9 March that it will release an open source software platform in April that doctors and researchers can use to gather health data from iPhones of users who agree to share their information.  
bmj.com
about 2 years ago
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Apple software will allow researchers to gather health data from iPhones

Apple announced on 9 March that it will release an open source software platform in April that doctors and researchers can use to gather health data from iPhones of users who agree to share their information.  
bmj.com
about 2 years ago
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Virtual Heart: How engineering is helping medicine - BBC News

Rory Cellan-Jones looks at how software is helping doctors to improve treatments, by using "virtual patients".  
BBC News
almost 3 years ago
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ISIS - Radiology e-learning software

Video of the software in action and showing off the main features.  
Julia Sun
almost 6 years ago
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Will Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

Dozens of games and apps claim to improve your memory or make you smarter or reduce stress. But do they really? Developers say the next step is clinically valid proof of cognitive gains.  
npr.org
over 1 year ago
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The Dirty Little Secret About Electronic Health Records

Earlier this year I wrote a post, Two Dirty Little Secrets About Electronic Health Records [reprinted below], in which I reported that Epic Systems and other  EHR companies  require hospitals to sign a non-dispargement agreement, or “gag” clause. In fact, I reported, Epic doesn’t even allow its hospitals and physicians to publish screen shots of its software without prior permission.  
cardiobrief.org
over 1 year ago