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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Google teaching search, lesson plans included

Google’s Search Education site offers a matrix of lesson plans for learning to search effectively, with its accompanying pros and cons.

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Another step on the road to a better search: Google Knowledge Graph

With little noticeable fanfare, Google recently made a change to its interface that has important implications for anyone with online content. Now when you search using Google, it looks at the terms in your search and identifies the things in it. Based on previous searches on your topic, the Google search engine may offer a new […]

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Health literacy and prevalence of stroke: interpreting a CDC report

The number of strokes nationwide has decreased little in the last four years, and regional and socio-economic disparities are strong indicators of their continued prevalence, according to the CDC.

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Sick in America? Cost and care are serious problems, poll indicates

Recent poll found “Many Sick Americans Experience Significant Financial Problems and Report their Care is not Well-Managed”

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Weight of the Nation video: great video series from CDC

As reported on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s site, Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese. To confront this epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating “with public health researchers and practitioners, partners, state […]

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Remodeling project: furniture in place

Office furniture is now in place, and the spring remodeling project is moving steadily towards completion.

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Predicting disease outbreaks using…Twitter?

While raising ethical concerns, monitoring Twitter and other social media may anticipate disease outbreaks faster than traditional data-gathering methods.

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Summer 2012 issue of eSynapse now available

The Summer 2012 issue of eSynapse, Eccles Health Sciences Library’s newsletter, is now available online.

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PubMed Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page

Changes to PubMed interface to be aware of.

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Search engines and usability for finding medical information online: a new study

Search engines may be good places for people with adequate or better information literacy skills, but what of the majority of the population that has low health literacy?

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