More New Nuts and Bolts

June 28th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Back in June, 2010, I installed software that made reading this blog easier on handheld devices like iPhones and Android phones. I’ve been doing some upgrading of the guts that make this blog work, and added improvements in how this blog appears on handheld devices. I’ve tested it on an iPhone, but I don’t have an Android phone handy. Let me know how it looks!

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Safety First

January 13th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Most of the readers of this blog read it in a browser. Modern browsers are incredibly powerful and are literally computers within computers. Unfortunately, this means that the same kind of malware that haunts the operating system on which a browser runs can do the same in the browser.

Java, a computer language that was designed to run on different operating systems, was a natural fit for browsers. It also turns out to be a perfect way to introduce malware, so much so that the Department of Homeland Security recently recommended that it be disabled in your browser. How do you do that? Gizmodo has a great guide for all of the popular browsers. Check it out, and safe browsing!

What I’ve Written

January 9th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Google is an amazing place. It seems like almost everything is there. A traditional way for doctors and scientists to search published studies is by using the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed site. I use it a lot, as it contains only peer-reviewed medical studies. Google has a similar resource called “Google Scholar.” I made a Google Scholar profile, and you can see what I’ve written there. Check it out!

Search Away!

December 30th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve always been frustrated by the default WordPress search engine. All too often when I entered search terms to test it, I got Mal the error duck. Somewhat charming at first, Mal quickly became pretty frustrating. I could only imagine how frustrating it must have been for the readers of this blog to get the information they want. I spent a few hours researching better search tools and finally decided to install Relevanssi. I’ve tweaked it and tested it, and it seems to work pretty well. Let me know what you think!

Welcome, Doctor Feinberg!

August 16th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

I have the pleasure to welcome Doctor Eve Feinberg as a new writer for this blog.  Dr. Feinberg is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Feinberg is nationally recognized in the field of Reproductive Medicine serves as an active member of both The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Practice Committee and the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility. Welcome, Doctor Feinberg!