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Health & Wellness: Not Just @ Your Library

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Lydia CollinsConsumer Connections

Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator

The weather has turned colder and the holiday season is upon us. As everyone switches to their winter wardrobes and begins to prepare for those gatherings with friends and family, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself.  MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides information on numerous health and wellness topics that can be helpful in this busy time of year. Everyone needs a gentle reminder to take some time out for yourself so that you can be at your best for those you care for.

ClinicalTrials.gov: A Resource for Patients, Clinicians, Researchers and Librarians

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Kate FlewellingOut and About

Kate Flewelling, Outreach CoordinatorClinicalTrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov was launched in 2000 by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  In 2008, as a result of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, ClinicalTrials.gov was expanded to include basic results reporting, including adverse effects.  Due to reporting bias, results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov may not be published anywhere else.

What is PubMed Health and Why Would I Ever Use it?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

CyberCastMissy Harvey

Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator

PubMed Health is a resource from National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) announced in 2011 providing easy-to-read consumer guides of comparative effectiveness research (CER), fact sheets on diseases and conditions, information on drugs and supplements, overviews of health topics, and links to external websites.

Upcoming Education, Training & Exhibits

Monday, November 18th, 2013

 


Event:  Geeks Bearing Gifts:  Unwrapping New Technology Trends (Course)
Presenter:  Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator
Date:  November 1, 8, and 15, 2013
Location:  Online


Event:  Science Teachers of New York State Conference (Exhibitor and Presenter)
Presenter:  Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator
Date:  November 3-4, 2013
Location:  Rochester, NY

Year Two by the Numbers

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Barbara EpsteinDirector’s Musings

Barbara Epstein, Director

It’s hard to believe that we are almost halfway through our five-year contract. It’s been a whirlwind journey of learning about our region and building programs. You may be interested in a summary of our activities in Year 2 (May 2012 – April 2013).

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