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Monthly Archives: October 2010

MeSH turns 50

MeSH, the NLM’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus, turns 50 in November. Watch the video cast by Robert Braude, PhD, on “The impact of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary on access to biomedical information.”

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Suprising top topic in online discussions

What is the most popular topic for discussion online? “Your health” according to Synthesio, a company that monitors and researches statistics and trends on the Web.

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Keeping connected

For those planning to travel by air this coming holiday season it can be hard to tell whether your flight will have WiFi or not. Now a new website — HasWifi — can tell you whether you will be able to connect during your journey, and if so, which carrier is used. Just enter your …Read More »

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Smartphone vs. water

Health care professionals providing direct care to patients risk having their mobile phones and other devices ruined when they come in contact with fluids — bodily fluids, water from washing up, fishing on days off, etc. Recently the Endgadget blog posted a video showing the Motorola Defy being immersed in water and still functioning. Warning: …Read More »

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Medical caregivers amidst religious diversity

From May 2008 through December 2009 Creighton University Health Sciences Library in Omaha, NE partnered with Project Interfaith and the Respite Resource Center to provide medical caregivers training that promoted awareness of religious diversity and its effects on healthcare. During two days of seminars and workshops participants were encouraged to reflect on their own religious …Read More »

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Trustworthy information on herbs and supplements

Are you or someone you know using or considering using herbal remedies or dietary supplements? Wondering if there is a reliable source of information on their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions? MedlinePlus recently released 100 new herb and supplement monographs in English and Spanish from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version (NMCD). These monographs …Read More »

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Open Access Week

October 18-22, 2010 As written in the Marriott Library blog: Open Access Week, now in its second year at the University of Utah, is an opportunity for the campus and community to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping make …Read More »

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