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February 24, 2009

Trial: JAMAevidence

The Health Sciences Libraries is hosting a trial of JAMAevidence for the Ann Arbor campus. This is an evidence-based medicine (EBM) resource which integrates available evidence with clinical experience allowing clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed choices consistent with their values. JAMAevidence helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care. It includes fulltext of The Users Guides to the Medical Literature and The Rational Clinical Examination.

Please send your feedback to nadiamar@umich.edu by 31 March 2009.

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February 18, 2009

iGoogle for MHealthy, Part Two: Stress Tips and Tools

Here is a continuation in our small collection of iGoogle tabs to share with you in support of the goals of MHealthy.

Background:

If you have a Google account, then you can use iGoogle to customize and personalize your searching experience. To make your own tabs, log in to your Google account, then in the upper right hand corner click on the iGoogle link, then click on Add stuff to explore widgets and gadgets made by other people. Pick what you want, then, when you go to Google to search for things, you will see your iGoogle tabs. This can help you remember things you want to do, collect information you want to track, and generally put a lot of useful stuff in one place where it is easy for you to find.

Do It:

Today's selection is on Stress tips and tools. Here is what it looks like for me.

iGoogle for MHealthy: Stress Tips & Tools Tab

Alright, now we are going to give you a link. If you click on the link, and have a Google account, the link will take you to a page where you can either add the tab to your account the way I have it set up, or you can choose just the pieces that most interest you. Check the boxes you want, or uncheck the ones you don't want. Click the "Add to Google" button.

iGoogle: Stress Tips

Have fun! A little MHealthy present for you from the Health Sciences Libraries.

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February 15, 2009

iGoogle for MHealthy, Part One: Diet and Nutrition

I am very lucky to have my desk located near the desk of another person who shares many of the same interests and passions. When this happens, sometimes amazing synchronicities are facilitated. Right now, you are about to reap the benefit. At least, I hope you find it a benefit.

Anna Schnitzer and I had been gabbing over the cube walls about how to help provide information and tools to support the MHealthy initiative here at the University of Michigan. Last week we started to partner on making a small collection of iGoogle tabs to share with you in support of the goals of MHealthy.

"Hunh?" you might ask, "What is an iGoogle tab?" Well, if you have a Google account, then you can use iGoogle to customize and personalize your searching experience. To make your own tabs, log in to your Google account, then in the upper right hand corner click on the iGoogle link, then click on Add stuff to explore widgets and gadgets made by other people. Pick what you want, then, when you go to Google to search for things, you will see your iGoogle tabs. This can help you remember things you want to do, collect information you want to track, and generally put a lot of useful stuff in one place where it is easy for you to find.

I can get more into this later. For today, being librarians, we wanted to make this easy for you. Anna and I have looked around in the iGoogle widget collections, and selected some that support some of the MHealthy goals. We have collected these in groups and are sharing them with you.

Today's selection is Diet and Nutrition tools. Here is what it looks like for me.

Top:
iGoogle Tag: Diet & Nutrition

Scroll down for more:
iGoogle Tag: Diet & Nutrition

Alright, now we are going to give you a link. If you click on the link, and have a Google account, the link will take you to a page where you can either add the tab to your account the way I have it set up, or you can choose just the pieces that most interest you. This is what the choosing page would look like.

iGoogle 4 MHealth: Diet & Nutrition

Here's the link:

iGoogle: Diet & Nutrition

Check the boxes you want, or uncheck the ones you don't want. Click the "Add to Google" button. Have fun! A little MHealthy present for you from the Health Sciences Libraries.

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February 10, 2009

New from National Academies Press: Privacy, Aging, Global Health, and MUCH More

The National Academy Press books are wonderful resources -- books written by leaders in the field on topics of cutting edge importance, authoritative, and available free online, for individual purchase in print or electronic, and in many libraries. This is one of the site I make a point of checking regularly myself. Now they are also trying to add embed code so that you can embed the books you admire most in your blog or web pages simply but cutting and pasting the code provided on the web age for the book. Please note, the most recent version os Flash is required to use the book in your web page. One example is given below, for the rest please follow the links to the original web[age.

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Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce (2008): http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12089









The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the New Administration (2009) (Not for sale, free PDF online): http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12506

Disaster Risk Management in an Age of Climate Change: A Summary of the April 3, 2008 Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable (2009) (not for sale, free PDF online): http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12575

Evaluation of the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence: Letter Report (2009) (Not for sale, free PDF online): http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12581

Traumatic Injury Research at NIOSH: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12459

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Forthcoming:

Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research (2009): http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12458

HHS in the 21st Century: Charting a New Course for a Healthier America (2008): http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12513

Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety (2008): http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12508

State of the USA Health Indicators: Letter Report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12534

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