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Appy Hour Recap- June

On June 6 at Appy Hour, Wayne Hendrix, a third year medical student in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah, presented two medical calculation apps. The apps are MedCalc and ABG Acid-Base Eval. Wayne uses both of these medical calculator apps in rotations. MedCalc (picture on the left) is a board calculator […]

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Appy Hour- Friday, June 6, 4:00-5:30pm

Join Us. Drop In. Come on Over. Friday, June 6, 2014, 4-5:30 PM Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Relax and chat with your colleagues before heading home for the weekend. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app. An APP (or two) will be highlighted. The featured app is ABG […]

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New Electronic Journal Backfiles at Eccles

As part of the Library’s ongoing efforts to replace the print bound journal collection at Eccles with more easily accessible electronic content, we have purchased several e-journal backfiles.

Take a look at our extensive list!

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20 years of The Cochrane Collaboration: Looking back on the search for evidence

Watch the video of a retrospective of The Cochrane Collaboration’s beginnings and achievements of the past two decades.

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Hidden Treasure: A weird and wonderful collection

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a collection of more than 17 million items and their new book, Hidden Treasure, showcases a collection of rare and surprising pieces found in the collection. Michael Sappol is the editor of this fascinating collection and a curator-historian at NLM. Among […]

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UpToDate expanded access

UpToDate is now available both on and off campus.  Health practitioners are encouraged to register to gain continuing education (CME/CE/CPD ) credit and other benefits. However, users can skip registration and use UpToDate anonymously. NOTE:  uptodate.com/online continues to work from devices connected to the university network and  does not prompt for user registration. NOTE to Mobile […]

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LIVERTOX – free database from NIH of drugs associated with liver injury

“A free source of evidence-based information for health care professionals and for researchers studying liver injury associated with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbals, and dietary supplements … LIVERTOX also includes a case registry that will enable scientific analysis and better characterization of the clinical patterns of liver injury.” NIH news release.

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Health literacy begins by bridging gaps

Discussion of health literacy in relation to patient-physician communication, encouraging healthy behavior, and the complexity of our healthcare system.

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Blood glucose peripheral for iPhone/iPod touch

Summary of review of new blood glucose monitoring app using iPhone.

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Testing interpretation accuracy of ECG readings sent via cellphone camera

Turkish researchers find the accuracy of ECG interpretations from images sent by cellphone camera show no statistical difference from those read in person by the ER physician. This could enhance medical services in remote areas at low cost.

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