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Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured

Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured, even when employed full-time with health insurance benefits. Knowing this poses significant challenges for policy makers and librarians alike as we move to implement the Affordable Care Act.

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Researchers and information literacy

Discussion of the SCONUL 7 Pillars of Information literacy as applied to research, and how the research process would benefit from librarian input at the beginning, prior to gathering information.

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Home visitation, depression and health literacy

Depressed parents’ health literacy skills can improve through home visitation per a recent study using open access public data.

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Who can and should have access to research?

Argument for #openaccess to publicly-funded research promptly in the hopes of saving or improving lives.

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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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