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Librarians Supporting Authors: Interview With Author Karen Iverson

Posted by on October 29th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this week’s blog features an interview with the author Karen Iverson. She is the author of, ‘Winning the Breast Cancer Battle: Empowering Warriors and Guiding Loved Ones.”   It is a hopeful and inspiring story that keeps you wanting to know more. I had the pleasure of… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Oct

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Resources You Can Use: Health Literacy Month

Posted by on October 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

October is Health Literacy Month! People working in health information use the term health literacy a lot. But what is health literacy and how can we improve it?  What resources are available to help support health literacy? What is Health Literacy? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines health literacy as “the… Read More »

Posted in: Patient Engagement, Public Health

Oct

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Answers to Your Questions: DOCLINE, PubMed and EFTS

Posted by on October 11th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Just over two months ago, twenty-eight librarians gathered at UMass Medical School for our One-Day Summer Session for New England Region hospital librarians. In the morning, we discussed National Library of Medicine changes to DOCLINE, LinkOut, PubMed and the elimination of LoansomeDoc, as well as the upcoming EFTS transition from UConn Health to the Medical… Read More »

Posted in: Communities of Interest

Oct

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Keeping Up with the Facts Related to Lung Illnesses from E-cigarettes and Vaping

Posted by on October 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

                              My adult kids vape. Neither ever smoked cigarettes.  Until very recently, I honestly thought, “I have got better things to worry about.” Well, I was wrong. For a health professional who educates others about substance use and addiction, I was… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Public Health

Oct

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A Librarian can help in a crisis

Posted by on October 2nd, 2019 0 comments

From the earliest outbreaks of Bubonic plague many centuries ago, to recent outbreaks of Ebola, I started to think about the information resources people had when confronting these crises. There couldn’t have been much during the dark ages in Europe. As people faced overwhelming illness and mortality, if they turned to anyone at all it… Read More »

Posted in: Commentary, NLM Resources, Public Health

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