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April 24, 2008

Doctors Get a Crash Course in Healthful Cooking

From today's Morning Edition on NPR comes a story about a conference to help doctors & health professionals learn to make easy & healthy meals.

A collaboration between Harvard University & the Culinary Institute of America (& including a former chef & current medical student as one of the instructors), the conference was devised as a way to help doctors give their patients concrete advice about changing their eating habits.


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89883788

Posted by cshannon at 09:18 AM | Comments (0)

April 17, 2008

If you missed "Sick around the World" on PBS this week

you can watch it (or any Frontline program) online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/
You can look at the entire program or view one chapter at a time.

Posted by cshannon at 03:03 PM | Comments (2)

April 16, 2008

Publishers Sue Georgia State on Digital Reading Matter

From today's New York Times, comes word of a lawsuit that appears to be the first filed over electronic coursepacks.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/16/technology/16school.html?ex=1366084800&en=4d2d81673ab087e9&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Posted by cshannon at 03:25 PM | Comments (0)

April 08, 2008

Trial: AccessMedicine

UM Health Sciences Libraries Hosts Trial of New E-Resource AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine offers an integrated collection of clinical and educational resources to help students, residents, clinicians, and researchers keep pace with the changing practice of medicine. Updated and expanded regularly, AccessMedicine provides access to information for completing evaluations, diagnoses, case management decisions, conducting research, medical education, and self-assessment/board review.

Features to investigate:

• Full Access to over 33 online textbooks in the AccessMedicine Clinical Library (including Harrison’s Online and Hurst’s The Heart) and the LANGE Education Library;
• Drug database from Gold Standard with customizable Patient Education handouts;
• USMLEasy: a test preparation/self-assessment feature;
• Preparation for presentations including use of images, video, and audio;
• Quick point-of-care therapy and diagnosis info and differential diagnosis resource;
• Content downloadable to PDA

Please let us know what you think about AccessMedicine before the trial ends on April 30th. Based upon your feedback and our assessment, we will explore different options for providing access to the campus.

Send your feedback to hsl.collections@umich.edu before the trial ends on April 30th.

Posted by hlook at 01:36 PM | Comments (0)