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PubMed Turns 20

Happy 20th anniversary to PubMed, which first appeared as an “experimental database” from the National Library of Medicine in 1996! Click here to read the initial press release about free MEDLINE or here watch the press conference where then-Vice President Al Gore first demonstrated PubMed. Many changes and improvements have been made to the PubMed […]

Best Bytes: MedlinePlus Enhancements

Submitted by Kathleen Shepler, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center I’m guessing that many who provide reference services to patients, their families or the public have found NLM’s MedlinePlus an invaluable resource.  Let’s take a look at some MedlinePlus enhancements that you and your colleagues may find useful and another that might prove profitable if implemented […]

JM2010: Contributed Paper: Readability of Patient Education Materials in Electronic Health Records

By April R Frost, Independent Medical Librarian and Trainer Contributed Paper: Readability of Patient Education Materials in Electronic Health Records. Jean Roehrs, Director, Medical Library, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. This paper presentation focused on the search to provide patient education materials that are readable and understandable by patients. Many patient handouts are available, […]

JM2010 Contributed Paper: John C. & Lowry Hench Cancer Library at the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center

By Evonda Copeland, Supervisor of Library Services, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ. Contributed Paper: John C. & Lowry Hench Cancer Library at the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.  Lisa Marks, Supervisor, Library Services, Health Science Library, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA. In February 2010, the new John C. & Lowry Hench Cancer […]

JM2010 Contributed Paper: News from the Front Lines: Networking the Consumer Health Library

By April R Frost, Independent Medical Librarian & Trainer JM2010: Contributed Paper: News from the Front Lines: Networking the Consumer Health Library. Jackie Davis, Consumer Health Librarian, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, CA. Jackie Davis used the theme of the conference to describe her Consumer Health Library, and how she reaches out to people in the […]

JM2010 Contributed Paper: Elevated Practices for Long Distance Collaborations

Posted by Debra Schneider, Librarian, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ Contributed Paper: Elevated Practices for Long Distance Collaborations.  Bramble, John; Champ-Blackwell, Siobhan; Hamasu, Claire; Mishra, Ruicha; Barnes, Susan J.; Ryan, Jeanette L. What do you do when you want to provide rural outreach services to an underserved population, and then have to factor in that the […]

JM2010 Contributed Paper: Assessment of a Library Outreach Project to Promote Seniors Use of Health Resources on the Internet

Posted by Debra Schneider, Librarian, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ Presenter: Terry Henner, Library Director, Savitt Medical Library, University of Nevada School of Medicine. Read an abstract of this paper online. Credit Terry Henner’s mom for complaining.  She’d missed out on the latest family pictures and had to hear about her grandson’s trip from a relative.  […]

JM2010 Contributed Paper: HPV and HPV Vaccine Information Resources and Education Outreach

Posted by Debra Schneider, MLS, Librarian, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale AZ Presenters: Annabelle Nunez, Assistant Librarian, Arizona Health Sciences Library and Martha Moore-Monroy, Clinical Lecturer, Arizona Health Sciences Center Initiative for Women’s Health, University of Arizona. Read the abstract for this paper presentation online. When the HPV vaccine was released, it was publicized as an “important” […]

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