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Archive for December 13th, 2013

3D Printing in Your Library

Friday, December 13th, 2013

This expanded and updated presentation was a big hit.  Check out the recording and slides:


  • Patricia Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan
  • Kimberley Barker, Manager for Technology Education & Computing, Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia

Patricia discussed the burgeoning topic of 3D printing, with a focus on medical applications, as well as the growing interest of providing access to 3D printers in a variety of libraries.  Kimberley discussed the use of a 3D printer in her library system, why they decided to offer the service, how they secured funding, and the response from their community.

Preformulated PubMed Searches on Healthy People 2020 Preparedness Objectives

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Healthy People (HP) is a national health promotion program to improve the health of all Americans. Initiated in 1979 and led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It provides science-based, ten-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. HP2020, the current program, is organized into 42 subject areas with 600 public health objectives; four of those objectives cover public health and preparedness topics. The National Library of Medicine and the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion have worked together to develop preformulated search strategies to identify research evidence for selected HP2020 objectives. Take a look at the Preparedness searches today!

December NIH News in Health

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Personalized Medicine

Matching Treatments to Your Genes
You’re one of a kind. Wouldn’t it be nice if treatments and preventive care could be designed just for you, matched to your unique set of genes?
Read more about personalized medicine.

A Burning Issue
Handling Household Burns
Accidental burns can occur just about anywhere in your home, and they’re not always caused by fire. Take steps to prevent household burns, and learn how to treat them properly to avoid lasting problems.
Read more about household burns.

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