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Exploring healthcare disparities from a historical perspective

Eccles Library is hosting its first lecture-and-book-signing on the topic of “Exploring healthcare disparities from a historical perspective” Friday, 1/27/12, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Public is welcome, and refreshments are included.

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Using mobile phones to strengthen diagnostic services

A recent study (Tuijn, Hoefman et al. 2011) sought to “determine the feasibility of using mobile phones for capturing microscopy images and transferring these to a central database for assessment, feedback and educational purposes.” In Low- and Middle Income Countries (LMIC), poor communication and long distances between rural health clinics and their urban counterparts makes […]

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Remotely checking newborns in intensive care: expensive but worth it

As reported in iMedicalApps, a number of neonatal intensive care units (NICU for short) in hospitals around the country have implemented Nicview, a system that allows parents to check-in on their child from anywhere via live web feed that is accessible from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The system is expensive, though: $30,000 to set […]

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Medication safety during pregnancy: InfantRisk Center app

Review of the evidence-based mobile app InfantRisk Center for iPhone and iPod touch.

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Mobile app: Pediatrics Digest

Brief review of the mobile medical app Pediatrics Digest.

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Resources focused on alternative medicine

If you are interested in the general topic of alternative medicine, I invite you to check out the following resources available through Eccles Library: Alt-Health Watch: A fulltext database of newsletters, newspapers and research reports focused on complementary, alternative and integrated approaches to health care and wellness — on both professional and consumer levels. AltBib […]

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Pharmacology Flash-Card App

Review of the new Sigler Drug Cards-Pharmacology Flash Card App

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Low Cost Mobile Medicine

Oxford University along with a group of South African researchers have developed a kit to turn a low-cost mobile phone into a stethoscope that allows patients “to record and analyse their own heart sounds using a mobile phone microphone. Patients then send the recordings to medics who can remotely monitor their condition” (from the University […]

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Health Literacy: plain language

In a recent post on the University of Michigan Health System News blog, researchers offer “10 ways to make better decisions about cancer care“: Insist on plain language. Focus on absolute risk. Visualize your risk. Consider risk as a frequency rather than as percentages. Focus on the additional risk. The order of information matters. Write […]

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STAT!Ref’s Anatomy TV: a great resource

As part of the Library’s subscription to STAT!Ref, patrons have access to Anatomy.tv, which is a “suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy. Intuitive controls allow the user to zoom, rotate and peel away layers to educate and communicate with an ease and directness that was never possible with print. A wealth of supporting […]

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