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Who can and should have access to research?

Argument for #openaccess to publicly-funded research promptly in the hopes of saving or improving lives.

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Addressing health literacy gaining traction

As mentioned previously, health literacy is “the ability to get information, understand it, and use information to lower risk and better health.” People “with low health literacy are more likely to report poor health, have an incomplete understanding of their health problems and treatment, and are at greater risk of hospitalization” (Pawlak, 2005). Many organizations, […]

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Doctor’s Toolbag: an evidence based clinical decision support app

The Doctor’s Toolbag is an evidence-based clinical decision support app for iPhone and iPod touch. iMedicalApps offers a good review of its strengths and weaknesses.

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Breast cancer online decision tool

New online decision tool from Stanford for women at risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to BRCA gene mutation.

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Catching up: a few select article of note

A sampling including an inspirational story, inexpensive medical technology, and questions about the future of traditional medicine.

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Critical health literacy: a review and critical analysis

Discussion of recent research article on the strengths and weaknesses of health literacy as a topic.

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Pitfalls and positives of social media in medicine today

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “surveyed the 68 executive directors of all medical and osteopathic boards in the United States and its territories about violations of online professionalism reported to them.” Of those that responded, 92% indicated at least one of a list of online professional violations had […]

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Leading medical app blog mentions libraries!

As a regular reader of the iMedicalApps blog, I was excited by the title of a recent posting: “If you don’t have an iPad, go to the medical library and borrow one.” The post goes on to highlight three U.S. schools that check out iPads to physicians: Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), […]

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National Library Week and Snapshot Day 2012

Today is Snapshot Day 2012 at Eccles Library, in conjunction with National Library Week.

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Health literacy: simple definition, thoughtful implementation

Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.

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