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Nov

26

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Fur-get the Stress

Posted by on November 26th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has started a program called “Fur-get the stress”. There are games, coloring, museum passes, and other activities, but the main highlight is a therapy dog that comes in every other week. Finn (short for Finnegan) is the dog that visits the library. He is… Read More »

Posted in: Commentary, NLM Resources

Nov

19

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A Librarian Can Address Substance Use Disorder

Posted by on November 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

This is conference session for my job at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. That means I get to attend lots of different conferences and meet and connect with a lot of different people. I was at NAHSL last week, and then I attended the symposium, Communities in Crisis: Libraries Respond to… Read More »

Posted in: Commentary, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, 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

Nov

28

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Assessment, Big Data and Bias

Posted by on November 28th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

We are currently living in the age of big data. Vast amounts of data are collected on everyone, everyday. The data may come from the phone, tracking where you are in an effort to connect to the closest tower. It might be in the security cameras or the software used by a child writing a… Read More »

Posted in: Commentary, Data

May

29

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Thoughts from PULSECHECK: Innovation Leader Event “Transforming Healthcare”

Posted by on May 29th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

This past week the innovation accelerator Pulse, a part of Mass Challenge, hosted an event with Innovation Leader about transforming healthcare. The Pulse accelerator is start up friendly health lab where entrepreneurs are connected to experts, institutions, and resources. Our health care system is facing serious issues, as can be determined from the news and… Read More »

Posted in: Commentary

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