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Nov

09

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What is Really in Your Supplements?

Posted by on November 9th, 2017 0 comments

HealthDay and MedlinePlus reports that in over half of the supplements studied by researchers, the actual ingredients differed from what was written on the label.  Some ingredients may actually be harmful. Researchers find that 80% of bodybuilding and 70% of weight-loss supplements contained ingredients not listed on the labels. Also, half of the body building… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Patient Safety

Nov

07

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The NIH Data Science Releases a Case Study Underscoring the Value of Librarianship in the Patient Care Setting

Posted by on November 7th, 2017 0 comments

A NIH Data Science published a report titled A Case Study in NIH Data Science: Open Data and Understanding the Value of Libraries and Information Services in the Patient Care Setting.  In short, the NIH used other research studies to learn where and how clinicians reported using PubMed/MEDLINE as an information resource influencing clinical decision making…. Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data, Electronic Resources, General (all entries), Patient Safety, PubMed, Resources

Nov

02

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Get the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointments

Posted by on November 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Plan to get the most out of your doctor’s appointments.  You can address your concerns as best as possible, by following some key steps. Tips 1) Make a list of the questions and concerns you want to talk about with your doctor. 2) Put them in order, listing the most important question or concern first. … Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Patient Safety

Aug

23

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Utilization of checklists in the clinical setting to improve patient safety

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The use of checklists have been proven to increase patient safety within the clinical setting. Notable studies have shown that when clinicians utilize checklists, central line infections are dramatically decreased and surgical morbidity and mortality is reduced. [1] Types of checklist include laundry lists, iterative checklists, diagnostic checklists and more.[2]  Clinicians use these tools to… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Blog, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Research

Aug

16

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Back to School Health Checklist

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments

Now it’s mid-August, summer is winding down and it’s time to prepare the kids to go back to school. Alongside the backpacks, clothes, and other supplies, don’t forget your own Back To School Health Checklist: Develop a plan in case of a family emergency Schedule health and dental checkups before school starts Practice bus safety… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness, Patient Safety

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