Skip to Main Content
Navigation

Category Archives: health information - p3

Sex and Gender Differences Research – Informational Session

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Health Sciences Student Council (HSSC) welcome you to an informational session. Join us: March 20, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), room 3515 B. We will enjoy light refreshments and learn: What is the difference between sex and gender? […]

Posted in events, health information | Comments Off

Future of higher education – Radio West from KUER

This week of March 4th, Radio West runs a series “in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, about the future of higher education.” See http://radiowest.kuer.org/ to listen to programs

Posted in general interest, health information, technology | Comments Off

It’s Oscar Time

Get your own health care Oscar by participating in our video contest sponsored by the University of Utah’s Health Literacy Interest Group. 1. Register a team by March 4th. Email Erica Lake: erica.lake@utah.edu 2. Create a 30-second to 1-minute public service announcement. Choose any health literacy issue, such as: Failure to take medications correctly Overuse […]

Posted in health information, health literacy, health sciences, technology | Comments Off

Library Adds uCentral and Unbound MEDLINE with Grapherence

In August 2012 the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library initiated a site license for Unbound Medicine’s uCentral. uCentral brings together clinical references and journal literature where you need it – on your smartphone, tablet, and on the web.

Posted in health information, mobile, research | Comments Off

Health Literacy Advisor software is now available!

The Health Literacy Advisor evaluation software is now available for in-library use on a laptop computer at Eccles Library.  Use this software to evaluate the literacy level of your patient education documents or other materials.  The software helps you rework document text for easier reading by patients. Available in English and Spanish. For more information, […]

Posted in health information, health literacy, information literacy, library services | Tagged | Comments Off

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 […]

Posted in health information, public health | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

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?

Posted in Find information, health information | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

An example of health literacy and reduction of perceived post-operative pain

Viewing a pre-op video of what to do and expect may result in less pain and more patient involvement.

Posted in health information, health literacy | Tagged , , | Comments Off

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, […]

Posted in health information, health literacy, medicine | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

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.

Posted in health information, medicine | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off