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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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Helping young cancer patients cope: Re-Mission video game

A video game has been developed to help young people cope with the challenges of fighting cancer, and the research indicates that it does make a difference.

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LIFT Forum: FURTHeR: Searching the University’s Data Resources for Clinical Cohorts

Our March LIFT Forum is on “FURTHeR: Searching the University’s Data Resources for Clinical Cohorts,” Wed, 3/7/12, 12:30 – 1:30 pm in HSEB 1730. Join us!

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New report on youth and digital media

Recent Harvard study looks at the information-seeking behaviors of youth ages 18 and under, finding that context and demographics also play a critical role.

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NCBI Workshops

Today is the first in a two-day series of workshops emphasizing different sets of NCBI resources. Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks. Schedule Monday, February 27, 2012: 9:00-11:30AM — Sequences, Genomes and Maps 1:00-3:30PM — Proteins, Domains […]

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Teaching medical students to use social media at John Hopkins U

Dr. Margaret “Meg” Chisolm is an advocate for use of Twitter in demystifying psychiatry, and connecting with patients. She is conducting a pilot study on using it in med school.

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Can texting be used to keep teens from becoming depressed?

New study shows promise that depression prevention programs delivered via text messages can be effective in reducing teenage depression and the challenges often associated with it.

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Research log: learning from experience

In a recent blog post, Meredith Farkas, author of Social Software in Libraries, points out that students doing research often do not take the time to reflect on their experience doing research — what did they learn from it, what can be done better next time, etc. Because this reflection is not usually written into […]

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MyRA Web Portal Project

My Research Assistant, or MyRA, is a portal-like website designed to connect researchers (especially translational scientists) to the resources needed to complete their research process.

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PubMed Central facelift

As reported Friday in the NLM Technical Bulletin, PubMed Central has an updated user interface. Specific improvements include: A revamped homepage, which offers better navigation through the site as well as direct access to resources such as the Users’ Guide and NIH Public Access information Redesigned Advanced Search and Limits pages An updated search results […]

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