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Oct

11

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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

04

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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

02

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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

Sep

24

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Freedom to Read

Posted by on September 24th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

This week, September 22, through September 28, is Banned Books Week.  It is an annual event celebrating the freedom to not be in the dark and read.  It brings attention to both current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.  According to the American Library Association  (ALA), banned books week was launched… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Sep

17

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Resources You Can Use: Youth Emergency Preparedness

Posted by on September 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

September is National Preparedness Month and there’s still time to save for an emergency, make and practice your plan, and get involved in community preparedness. This year, Week Three of Preparedness Month (September 15-21) is focused on Youth Preparedness.  Kids can be great ambassadors for preparedness and involving them in the planning process can improve… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Public Health

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