Congratulations to NYITCOM Graduates-Class of 2014

NYITCOM is honoring the class of 2014 by hosting its 33rd annual hooding ceremony. The event will be held at the LIU Tilles Center on Monday May 19, 2014. We congratulate each and every one of you and wish you the best of success.


NYITCOM Graduates of 2013

Photo by: James Lutz

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

" An osteopath must find the true corners as set by the Divine "Surveyor."

" The best doctor is one who can help Nature cure itself."

"When we use the word, 'disease' we mean anything that makes an unnatural showing in the body by pain."

" We as engineers, have but one question to ask, "What has the body failed to do"?

Truhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. p. 36,37, 41.



How to Share an UpToDate Topic

The "Email to a Colleague" feature allows users to email pertinent clinical information topics. It's quick and simple to do in three easy steps. While researching a topic, simply click on the email icon in the top right-hand corner and a pop-up window will appear.

1.      Complete your name, email address and the recipient’s email address.

2.      Use the provided message or create a new message.

3.      Click the send button.


It's that easy to share. UpToDate is available via library webpage.

Did You Know..


PubMed Health is a service provided by the NCBI at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
PubMed Health is a collection of clinical effectiveness reviews and other resources to help consumers and clinicians use and understand clinical research results. These are drawn from the NCBI Bookshelf and PubMed, including published systematic reviews from organizations such as the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, The Cochrane Collaboration, and others. Links to full text articles are provided when available.

To browse the site click here.



Website Review

theNNTthe Number Needed to Treat

NNT is a framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study. It is developed a by a group of physicians using the highest quality, evidence-based studies such as Cochrane Reviews.

The Number to Treat (NNT) is a statistical measure of effectiveness used to estimate the number of patients needed to treat in order to have an impact on one patient. The NNT Blog uses this model to explain questions such as how many cancer screenings are needed to identify one case of cancer or, more urgently, how many screenings are needed to save a life that otherwise would have been lost to early death.

To explore the site, the Review section and the NNT Blog click here.

A Blog Worth to Bookmark

The peer-review process is a time-tested and validated approach to incremental and sometimes revolutionary advances in scientific knowledge. Yet, sometimes mistakes are made, or fraud is committed. If identified, these errors might show up as retractions.

Retraction Watch is a blog authored by a journalist and a physician about retractions and was launched in August 2010. It provides insight into the peer-review process and inner workings of research teams, and gives some of the analytical tools needed to help guide investigators to high-quality research in the biomedical literature.

Recent Retraction Watch blog posts include ghostwriting in science journals, the genetically modified organism (GMO) rats study, and follow up of scientists with retracted articles.

To view current retractions click here.



ObesityObesity in America: A One-Stop Clearinghouse

The Obesity in America website is created through a joint effort of the Endocrine Society and the Hormone Health Network. It is both for consumers and healthcare professionals looking for information on new trends and advancements in the treatment and prevention of obesity. The site features information about obesity that includes success stories, the latest statistics on obesity in the U.S., the latest clinical studies on new methods, as well as physician locator.

To navigate the site click here.

Young People & Telemedicine

A new study from the RAND Corporation has found that young people without established healthcare are more likely to use telemedicine services than older people!

The study lookes at 3,701 patient visits among members of a health plan offered by the California Public Employees Retirement System called "Teladoc". The system allowed consultations by phone or video conference. There was little evidence of patients being misdiagnosed or treatment failure using the Teladoc system.

Read the full story on Medicine on the Net, 2014, Vol 20 (3): p.5



Book Review


Kienholz, Michelle L; Berg, Jeremy M. "How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded: An Insider's Guide to Grant Strategy." Oxford University Press, 2013.

How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded is an invaluable resource, particularly for first-time applicants and grant administrators at academic medical centers. It is a guide to grant writing enriched with history, context, and insider tips.

With this book readers will learn:

1.      How the NIH operates at the corporate level, as well as the culture and policies of individual institutes and centers.

2.      How the NIH budget evolves over the course of a fiscal year and why the timing is important.

3.      How to customize NIH Web site searches and use the data to increase chances of success.

4.      How to identify appropriate program officers, study sections, and funding opportunities.

This book is available at the medical library with the call number: W20.5 K47 2014.

Article Review

Solomon, S.D. & Saldana, F. "Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Medical Education — Stop Listening and Look". New England Journal of Medicine, March 2014, Vol. 370 (12):1083-1085

In 1816, the French physician René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec, inspired by children communicating by tapping a pin on one end of a long piece of wood and listening at the other end, rolled a “quire” of paper into a cylinder to listen to the heart of a sick young woman, instead of placing his ear directly on her bare chest. This improvised tool designed to protect a patient’s modesty evolved into the wooden instrument that eventually became the modern stethoscope. Now, fully functional ultrasound machines are available in the form of laptop computers, and devices with slightly reduced functionality that are not much bigger than a smart phone fit in clinicians’ pockets or palms.

The authors suggest the need of two major developments to converge before point-of-care ultrasound is likely to replace the stethoscope. The first is technological advances with the devices to improve functionality. Second, a generation of physicians whom will need to be trained to view this technology as an extension of their senses.

New England Journal of Medicine is available online via Journal Locator.


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