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Archive for March, 2010

AHIP Releases Health Literacy Tool

Friday, March 19th, 2010

A new research tool developed by Emory University researcher Julie Gazmararian aims to help healthcare professionals improve their health literacy programs. The new tool was developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in consultation with professionals from health plans from across the country, including those who serve on the AHIP Health Literacy Task Force.

Health Literacy considers an individual’s ability to read, understand, and act on medical information and instructions. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP):

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Save Display Settings in PubMed My NCBI

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

NLM heard your requests! Search results may now be customized and saved using My NCBI. Sign into My NCBI, click on PubMed Preferences, and then Result Display Settings. Set for Summary or Abstract (non-text format), the number of items viewed per page, and the default sort. Every time you sign into My NCBI, those settings will be active.

For more details, visit:

Learning your Vitamin A, Bs and C

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

MedlinePlus, the premiere consumer health site from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, has newly updated pages on some of the basics: vitamins A, B, C, D, E & K. Check them out.

B Vitamins:

Vitamin A:

Vitamin C:

Vitamin D:

Vitamin E:

Vitamin K: (more…)

OHSLA Spring Meeting 2010

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) spring meeting will be held on Monday, April, 19, 2010, at Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library, Mount Carmel Health Systems, Columbus, Ohio, from 9:30am-3:30pm. Beyond conducting the business of the organization, this meeting will feature two MLA continuing education classes. Holly Burt, GMR Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, will present a 2-hour class on PubMed for Experts where she will highlight advanced searching techniques. Max Anderson, GMR Technology Coordinator, will also provide a 2-hour class titled Geeks Bearing Lite Gifts.

Please contact Bette Sydelko, OHSLA President/Program Chair, for additional details.
bette.sydelko at or 937-775-3840.

R3: A Reference Spree at Rolling Prairie

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
By Fran Kovach
Reference & Education Services Librarian
Medical Library
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL
By Kitty Wrigley, MLS, AHIP
St. John’s Health Center Library
Springfield, IL

The Rolling Prairie Library System hosted R3: A Reference Spree: Retool, Renew, ReDo, Monday, February 22, 2010. We presented Consumer Health Reference to public librarians at the workshop.

Topics covered print and online consumer health resources and ethical issues related to providing consumer health reference information. MedlinePlus, Health E Illinois, and Population Groups Health were some of the databases the librarians searched during the class.

GMR Sponsors MLA Webcast Sites

Friday, March 5th, 2010

We at the GMR are pleased to sponsor webcast sites across our region for the March 24, 2010, MLA Webcast: Now’s The Time: Understanding The Electronic Health Record Maze And Health Science Librarians’ Roles

The complete list of sponsored sites is available at:

Find information about this webcast and additional site locations at:

Please contact the site directly if you wish to attend.