FebMarch2014

 

Medical Library Updates

The medical library has added a few more video instruction via the library website as follows:

Remotely Accessing Shared Resources
Clinical Key - Basic
Clinical Key - Advanced
Mobile Websites & Apps

To access any instructional video visit the library home page, scroll down to "Video Instruction", then select the one you would like to see.

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

" Keeping in mind the Osteopathic concept, the human body does not function in separate units, but only as a harmonious whole, and the fellow who masters it as such, will find that he is the Specialist of all Specialists, and that is a life-time job for any man or woman."

Truhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. p. 140

 

 


NLM Updates

The National Library of Medicine has updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents, including 23 agents causing occupational asthma. Fifteen new hazardous job tasks linked to jobs and industries were also added in this update.

Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms.

Click here to browse Haz-Map for over 9,170 chemical and biological agents and 241 occupational diseases.


ClinicalKey Content Update

ClinicalKey is an online search tool that provides physicians with smarter, faster clinical answers.

ClinicalKey has added 10 new titles and 7 new edition to its content.

To view the new titles click here.

To access ClinicalKey visit the list of "Popular Resources" on the medical library home page.

 

 


infoSIDA

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) promoted infoSIDA Website , through a multi-platform media outreach effort culminating in a twitter discussion on Valentine's Day. infoSIDA is a free online Spanish-language resource for HIV/AIDS presenting information on treatment, clinical trials, and research. It is a service of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22% of the diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents in the United States and 6 dependent areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the US Virgin Islands) from 2008 to 2011 were in Hispanics/Latinos.

The rate of new HIV infections among Latino men is almost three times that of white men (39.9 vs. 15.9 per 100,000), and the rate among Latinas is more than four times that of white women (11.8 vs. 2.6 per 100,000).


Did You Know

ATA

The American Telemedicine Association announced plans to develop an accreditation program for online medical consultations.

Established in 1993 as a non-profit organization and headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies.

Read the full story on Medicine on the Net, 2014, Vol 20 (2): p.4

To explore the ATA website click here.

 

 


Website Review

HelpGuide

Launched in 1999, Helpguide.org is a nonprofit group dedicated to helping people to understand, prevent and resolve life's challenges. The site features information on health topics with an emphasis on mental and emotional health and healthy living. Information on PTSD can be found under the Mental & Emotional Health Tab.

To explore the content of this site click here.


New Findings About Telehealth for People with Parkinson’s

A telemedicine program testing virtual house calls for people with Parkinson's disease reported patient satisfaction rates above 90%. The study was conducted by Dr. Ray Dorsey, a neurologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and the report is published online on Dec 4 in "Neurology: Clinical Practice".

To read the complete news click here.

 

 


Book Review

50 Studies every doctor should know

Hochman, Michael E. " 50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know: The Key Studies That Form the Foundation of Evidence Based Medicine" Oxford University Press, c2014.

This book is a must-read for health care professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about the data behind clinical practice. It presents key studies that have shaped the practice of medicine, and covers topics ranging from dieting to cardiovascular disease, insomnia to obstetrics. For each study, a concise summary is presented with an emphasis on the results and limitations of the study, and its implications for practice.

It is available at the medical library with the call number:

ZW 20.5 F469 2014.


Article Review

“Misfearing” — Culture, Identity, and Our Perceptions of Health Risks by Lisa Rosenbaum M. D.

Despite knowing that heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined, most women fear breast cancer far more - and their health-related behavior reflects this difference. If our sense of risk is less about fact than about feeling, how do we adjust it?

The report explores the reasons why, despite spending more per capita than any other country, the United States lags behind other developed countries in health outcomes, a disparity that affects even the wealthy and well-insured. After discussing some clear system-level contributors to poor health
outcomes, such as lack of access and poor-quality care, the authors speculate about whether a more upstream root cause exists, one related to our sense of what it means to be an American.

The full text article is available online in the New England Journal of Medicine, Feb. 13 2014, Vol. 370 (7): 595-597, via the Medical Library website.

 

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