Skip to Main Content
Navigation

Category Archives: medicine - p4

Mobile app: Pediatrics Digest

Brief review of the mobile medical app Pediatrics Digest.

Posted in medicine, mobile, technology | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Mobile app: Pediatrics Digest

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 […]

Posted in medicine | Tagged , | Comments Off on Resources focused on alternative medicine

Pharmacology Flash-Card App

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

Posted in medicine, mobile, pharmacy | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Pharmacology Flash-Card App

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 […]

Posted in medicine, mobile | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Low Cost Mobile Medicine

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 […]

Posted in health information, information literacy, medicine | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Health Literacy: plain language

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 […]

Posted in health sciences, medicine | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on STAT!Ref’s Anatomy TV: a great resource

Mobile apps for detecting and managing cancer

The iMedicalApps blog has two great posts on medical apps for the detection and management of cancer. Detection At Michigan State University, civil engineering professor Syed Hashsham is developing a device that performs genetic analysis on microRNAs and various other genetic markers, and can be operated by an iPod touch or Android-based tablet. Professor Hashsham […]

Posted in medicine, mobile, technology | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Mobile apps for detecting and managing cancer

Prescribing under pressure using a mobile app: a study

In a recently published article in the journal Resuscitation, 28 doctors and seven medical students in the pediatric department of a British hospital “were asked to prescribe both a dopamine infusion and an adrenaline infusion for a hypotensive child. For one calculation they used the BNFC as their reference source and for the other they […]

Posted in iPhone, medicine, technology | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Prescribing under pressure using a mobile app: a study

Hospital IT headache: doctors using iPads?

In a recent post, the Krafty Librarian blog thoughtfully delves into the control issues faced by hospital IT departments when doctors make their rounds with iPads or other tablets, iPhones or other smartphones, etc. It has forced a paradigm shift for these departments: previously, security was focused on department or institution-owned equipment. They must now […]

Posted in medicine, mobile, technology | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Hospital IT headache: doctors using iPads?

First step to health literacy: ask questions

As noted in a previous post, health literacy includes everything from the ability to get care in our complex healthcare system down to being able to understand the instructions on your prescription medicine bottle. A basic foundation to being literate about healthcare is the ability to ask questions. But if your primary language is not […]

Posted in health information, medicine, public health | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on First step to health literacy: ask questions