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Health Literacy and American Indian/Alaska Natives
I would like to acknowledge the Urban Indian Health Institute’s enormous contribution to today’s blog! — Annie In past blog posts, we have explored health literacy issues from a variety of perspectives. Today we explore how it impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). According to the Indian Health Service, “low health literacy is disproportionately burdensome to American Indians and Alaska Natives and their elders.”2 Individuals with lower health literacy skills often use more health care services designed to treat disease complications, while fewer use services intended to p...
Source: Dragonfly - October 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Blog Health Literacy/Consumer Health Medical Librarians Month Source Type: news

Load monitoring variables in training and competition situations: a systematic review applied to wheelchair sports - Simim MAM, de Mello MT, Silva BVC, Rodrigues DF, Rosa JPP, Couto BP, da Silva A.
The aim of this review was to identify the main variables for load monitoring in training and competition situations in wheelchair sports. Studies were identified from a systematic search of three databases (PubMed, Web of Science, and SportDiscuss), with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Sentinel surveillance of emergency department presentations for barbecue brush-related injuries: the electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program, 2011 to 2017 - Rao DP, Do MT, Crain J, McFaull S, Stranberg R, Mersereau T, Thompson W.
A barbecue (BBQ) brush is a common household item designed for cleaning grills used for barbecuing. Data from the electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database were analysed to estimate the frequency of injuries related to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do Older Women Who Use Bisphosphonates Need Fewer Knee Replacements? Do Older Women Who Use Bisphosphonates Need Fewer Knee Replacements?
The rate of knee replacement surgery among older women with knee osteoarthritis is lower in those who take bisphosphonates than in those who don't, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, Part I: Outbreak, Disaster, or Other Emergency: Is Your Health Care Client Prepared?
American Health Lawyers Association. 09/12/2017 This one-hour, 20-minute webinar describes how hospitals and other health care organizations can prepare for outbreaks and disaster situations inside and outside of the health care setting. Speakers discuss ways to utilize legal assessment, employee training, and professional agreements, such as memoranda of understanding, to prepare health care organizations to properly respond to emergency situations. They also provide lessons learned from Ebola and active shooter incident scenarios. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Innovative Research and the Opioid Epidemic: Are We Closer to Finding Solutions?
Research America. 10/13/2017 This one-hour, two-minute webinar discusses the role of research in the opioid crisis, implications for public health, the role of pharmacists in addressing the crisis, and how medical science and public health are addressing the issue. Speakers highlight the importance of facilitating recovery between overdose hospitalizations and treatment, noting that emergency departments and incarceration facilities represent opportunities to start opioid abuse patients on medication-assisted therapy, which reduces opioid cravings and alleviates opioid withdrawal symptoms. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2017, DailyMed: Searching by Unique Ingredient Identifier Now Available
Users can now search DailyMed by unique ingredient identifier for an active ingredient and an active moiety. Instead of relying on drug or chemical names, which vary across countries and regions, searching by UNII allows DailyMed to retrieve drug product records by ingredient using a common global identifier. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - October 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to parti...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medical Online Content Sales to Surpass Books in 2018
Steep declines in medical books and the rise of dynamic online content combine for a sea change in medical publishing — original online content in the form of products like electronic clinical references, drug databases and training tools will overtake books as the No. 2 sales producing publishing activity in 2018. Global Medical Publishing 2017-2021, the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information, concludes that online content continues to grow faster than all other channels — faster than the largest category journals and much faster than books. At the publisher level, med...
Source: News from STM - October 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Sentinel surveillance of emergency department presentations for barbecue brush-related injuries: the electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program, 2011 to 2017 - Rao DP, Do MT, Crain J, McFaull S, Stranberg R, Mersereau T, Thompson W.
A barbecue (BBQ) brush is a common household item designed for cleaning grills used for barbecuing. Data from the electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database were analysed to estimate the frequency of injuries related to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Jack Rabbit II Phase II 2016: Findings and Observations
Utah Valley University. 11/11/2016 This 17-page report provides a description of experiments conducted in 2016 in the Utah desert during the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s research on catastrophic releases of chlorine named the Jack Rabbit Project II. It provides recommendations for further study and recommendations for the next steps, and identifies mitigation strategies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Radiation Preparedness within Local Health Departments
National Association of County and City Health Officials. 03/2017 This 12-page tool contains a report that describes how local health departments are preparing to respond to radiation emergencies. The research focused on better understanding how public health emergency preparedness coordinators at local health departments across the nation are currently planning for radiation events, as well as to examining the barriers and facilitators to radiation preparedness planning. (PDF) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Final Report: The Jack Rabbit II Project's Impacts on Emergency Responders
Utah Valley University. 09/30/2017 This 63-page report details conclusions made from experiments conducted in 2015 and 2016 in the Utah desert during the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s research on catastrophic releases of chlorine named the Jack Rabbit Project. The project team found that the application and use of a risked-based response process is critical to the incident considering the container, stress/breach release, wind, exposures, and environmental conditions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Words into Action Guidelines: National Disaster Risk Assessment
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat. 10/2017 This 314-page document provides guidelines that focus on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030's first Priority for Action: Understanding disaster risk, which is the basis for all measures on disaster risk reduction and is closely linked to the other three Priorities for Action. The guidelines are intended to motivate and guide countries in establishing a national system for understanding disaster risk that would act as the central repository of all publicly available risk information. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health and Social Services Recovery Lessons Learned from the 2016 Louisiana Flooding
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/18/2017 This one-hour, six-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) features panelists who share with communities currently being impacted by disasters how to navigate the different federal recovery programs, what challenges should be anticipated during recovery efforts, and what tips they have to help determine vulnerabilities and areas of focus for maximizing the recovery timeline. They discuss population and survivor issues, key strategies, and disaster ca...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Qualitative Exploration of Effectiveness, Feasibility and Self-Efficacy for Methods to Prevent Zika Virus Disease in Guatemala, Central America: Preliminary Results Report
U.S. Agency for International Development. 09/22/2017 This 46-page report, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), details the initial findings of a qualitative exploration of the perception of the effectiveness, feasibility, and self-efficacy of Zika prevention actions among pregnant women, men with a pregnant partner, and women likely to become pregnant in Guatemala. The research also explored the perceptions of the seriousness of Zika and how it changed over the course of the outbreak. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

HC3 (Health Communication Capacity Collaborative) in Action: Strengthening the SBCC (Social and Behavior Change Communication) System
U.S. Agency for International Development. 09/2017 This 10-page document, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), describes the components of an effective Social and Behavior Change Communication system, and provides spotlights on HC3's work in five countries to illustrate these components in action. The program in Sierra Leone focuses on rebuilding trust in the country's health system, and encourages uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child services as part of Ebola recovery efforts. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Message Guide for Zika Communication: Jamaica
U.S. Agency for International Development. 08/2017 This 53-page guide, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), aims to identify priority audiences and objectives for Zika communication at this point in Jamaica's Zika response, and establish compelling positioning statements, outline key messages, and suggest communication approaches and activities for each audience. It supports country efforts to ensure that messages are technically accurate, consistent across communication channels, and responsive to the specific gaps identified in the situation analysis. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Quick Guide to Adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Zika Prevention
U.S. Agency for International Development. 07/2017 This 19-page document, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), provides concise, step-by-step guidance on how to adapt the strategic communication framework to a particular context. It walks the user through the entire process (Analyze the Evidence, Utilize Models, Tailor Strategy, Implement) using checklists and bulleted questions and tips. It also includes a sample strategic design template. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Survey on Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia
U.S. Agency for International Development. 05/2017 This 119-page report, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), summarizes the knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey (KAP II) conducted as part of the HC3 Liberia project (2015-2017) in 10 counties in Liberia. The overall purpose of the survey was to assess changes related to Ebola virus disease since the KAP I survey in March 2015, including the ways in which the Ebola response influenced engagement in preventive behaviors and perceptions of health care provision, and how they may have contributed to changes in health ‐seeking...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Prevention Knowledge and Behaviors in Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras: SMS (Short Message Service) Monitoring Survey: Wave One Report
U.S. Agency for International Development. 05/2017 This 50-page report, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), provides information about a quantitative short message service (SMS) survey in the four focus countries of the USAID Zika Response (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Dominican Republic) to derive estimates for specific Zika-related knowledge and prevention behavior. The work was initially conceived and developed as a monitoring activity to feed specific USAID-prioritized indicators on knowledge and prevention of Zika. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation
U.S. Agency for International Development. 01/2017 This 79-page document, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), provides step-by-step guidance and illustrative content for creating a communication strategy to communicate accurately and effectively about Zika risk and prevention in an easy-to-understand and comprehensive format. It is intended to guide country-level communication strategies. The framework follows a systematic process and provides content that is readily adaptable by any communication program. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Interpersonal Communication and Counseling; Building Trust in the Health System
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. It reveals that one of the keys to increasing demand and use of services was improving the skills and behavior of health providers to improve client comm...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Rapid Rehabilitation Improving Health Facilities
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. HC3 initiated rapid rehabilitation activities to improve health facilities aiming for Gold Star accreditation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Library Association Announces Initiative with NNLM
The Greater Midwest Region office is leading a partnership between the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Public Library Association on a national initiative, titled Promoting Healthy Communities. This initiative will increase public library staff knowledge and skills related to consumer health services through promoting and expanding professional development opportunities through NNLM and increasing awareness of this topic. Activities to take place during this nine-month initiative include: release of a website for the initiative, monthly email newsletters, articles published on Public Libraries Online...
Source: The Cornflower - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Public Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2017, Try New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) needs your input. We are experimenting with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a mobile-first user interface, and want to know what you think. You can try out these experimental elements at PubMed Labs, a Web site created for the testing potential new PubMed features and gathering user opinions. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Funding up to $15,000 now available – Due December 1
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Are you ready to start health outreach but need technology to do so? Do you want to print Libraries Transform materials to to raise awareness of how libraries support health literacy? Do you want to run Engage for Health in your library/community-based organization? Do you know of an underserved health professional or consumer group that should know about NLM resources? Do y...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Consumer Health Funding Outreach Technology and Libraries Source Type: news

Showing Our Value at MCMLA
Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting the content created for this session. To test the feasibility of this project and free us up f...
Source: MCR News - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Thousands of studies could be flawed due to contaminated cells
This study shows why it is important for researchers to consistently take these steps. The authors of the current research make a number of suggestions for additional improvements to the current situation, including that: papers reporting on the discovery of misidentified cell lines need to be clearly labelled so that other researchers can easily find them to make sure they don't "spread" misleading research in their own publications those aiming to clean up the contamination problem should write about the contamination, using social media campaigns and general media coverage to highlight the issue and insp...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database
Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death? The water quality of the nation's lakes is threatened not only by the things people do in and around them, but, say scientists, by less obvious factors such as agriculture and changes in climate. Because lakes are as distinct as one snowflake from another, they may respond differently to these challenges. To better understand the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243391&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Finding a Foothold for Hospital Librarians in Big Data
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by Emily Schon, MLIS, AHIP, Librarian, Boston Children’s Hospital &ldq...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Education Source Type: news

Guinea: Community Dialogues; Bringing Communities and Health Facilities Together
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. To restore trust in the health system, HC3 went directly to community members to learn about their fears and apprehensions regarding the health system. (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Gold Star Campaign; Branding Quality Health Services
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. It discusses a national health services quality campaign that is underway in Guinea and awards a Gold Star to facilities that earn it. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Interactive Radio Programs; Getting the Community's Perspective
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. It discusses how radio has wide reach in Guinea and was a key channel used to expand participation in HC3's community dialogues. (PDF) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Bridges of Hope; Getting Communities Engaged in Health Decisions
U.S. Agency for International Development. 04/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. HC3 and its non-governmental organization partners used the Bridges of Hope toolkit in Guinea for community-level engagement to create demand for health ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mosquito Control Capabilities in the U.S.
National Association of County and City Health Officials. 10/2017 This 25-page document summarizes a project to send a Mosquito Surveillance and Control assessment to the 1,906 vector control organizations in the U.S., in the context of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and West Nile. Each vector control organization self-verified ongoing activities. A scoring matrix was created to prioritize or weight questions based on necessary capabilities of a competent vector control program. The assessment found that the overwhelming majority of vector control programs are in need of improvement. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

On the Road, with Health Sciences Librarians
To celebrate Medical Librarian’s Month we have invited medical librarians in our region to submit some information about who they are and the work that they do as medical librarians. Today we hear from a  health sciences librarian in Montana! Who am I? Sheila Bonnand, Research & Instruction Librarian Where do I work? Montana State University Library, Bozeman, Montana Mary Anne and Sheila (right), on the road What is it I do?  I can’t describe a typical ‘day in the life’ because the work I do as an academic librarian is so very varied  – and the last six months have...
Source: Dragonfly - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Medical Librarians Month Source Type: news

Load monitoring variables in training and competition situations: a systematic review applied to wheelchair sports - Simim MAM, de Mello MT, Silva BVC, Rodrigues DF, Rosa JPP, Couto BP, da Silva A.
The aim of this review was to identify the main variables for load monitoring in training and competition situations in wheelchair sports. Studies were identified from a systematic search of three databases (PubMed, Web of Science, and SportDiscuss), with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Global Health and Law
Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 10/20/2016 This one-hour webinar provides a definition of global health cites examples of global health laws and organizations, and discusses a human rights-based approach to health. It provides a case study about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, describes Public Health Emergencies of International Concern, and details laws related to the Ebola outbreak. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CUGH (Consortium of Universities for Global Health) Global Health Education Competencies Tool Kit
Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 03/2017 This 94-page tool kit provides learning objects and curricular content to support the competencies for global health education and professional development, as well as exploring ongoing conversations and controversies around global health competencies and careers. For each competency, it provides teaching strategies, Web sites, articles, and reports. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States: Webinar
Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 05/23/2017 This one-hour, 13-minute webinar discusses the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, "Global Health and the Future Role of the United States." The report examines the changing landscape of global health and opportunities for the U.S. government, as well as nongovernmental organizations and the private sector, to improve responsiveness, coordination, and efficiency in their work. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 08/08/2017 This one-hour webinar discusses the structure and activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Center for Global Health in the United States and abroad. It covers CDC's 50 years of global health activities, global health expertise, global health strategy, and global health partnerships. It also reviews the divisions within the global health program. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Effect of flowable composites on the clinical performance of non-carious cervical lesions: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsWe have moderate confidence that the resin composite viscosity does not influence the retention rates at 3 years. Similar marginal discoloration and better marginal adaptation was observed for flowable composites but the quality of evidence is doubtful. (PROSPERO CRD42015019560). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for an Outreach Award: Senior Health Outreach
I am thrilled to announce that the Outreach Services Department of the St. Charles Public Library (consisting of David Kelsey, Dana Hintz, Lynda Spraner, and Christine Steck) has been awarded funding to partner with Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University to develop and deliver presentations on healthcare and medical topics at senior facilities in the St. Charles, Illinois community. Members of the Library’s Outreach Services Department, visit nine senior facilities, three homecare facilities, and fifteen homebound patrons a month. Outreach Services also provides weekly, biweekly, and monthly programs...
Source: The Cornflower - October 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries Galter Health Sciences Library Northwestern University Senior Health Outreach St. Charles Public Library Source Type: news

Multiple Language Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations branch: Domestic violence is a form of abuse that may involve a spouse or partner, a child, elderly relative, or other family member. Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers handouts, audio, and video resources in multiple languages on HealthReach to educate people about domestic violence, such as:  No One Has the Right to Hurt You, Even Someone You Love (22 languages): This eight-panel brochure educates refugee and immigrant women who may ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Coming Together: A Critical Analysis of Key Issues, Actors and Tools in the Current Global Landscape of Family Tracing and Reunification
Samuel Hall. 10/2017 This 88-page report details a study of the current landscape of family tracing and reunification (FTR) tools and methods, their respective actors, and key challenges to accessing and providing the best FTR support services possible. Separation and loss of contact can happen for reasons that include armed conflict, internal displacement, natural disasters, forced migration, and human trafficking. The findings and recommendations are designed to enable engaged donors to create evidence-based interventions intended to reshape the current FTR landscape, including reshaping and optimizing the FTR process, t...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Examining Challenges and Possible Strategies to Strengthen U.S. Health Security: Proceedings of a Workshop
National Academies Press. 10/2017 This 86-page report summarizes a workshop held on March 8-9, 2017, to acknowledge health security issues; to evaluate past, and perhaps inadequate, approaches to addressing them; and to discuss intentional and innovative new solutions. Although substantial progress has been made in the past 15 years toward improving health care and public health systems and capacities for health security threats, many complex challenges persist, and often the nation's preparedness efforts are not sufficient. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Defense of Animal Agriculture: Bipartisan Report of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. 10/2017 This 62-page report finds that the increasing rate of emerging and reemerging animal diseases, along with threats and attempts by those intending to attack food and agriculture, point to the need to reduce the biological risk to America's food and agricultural sector. It includes the Blue Ribbon Study Panel's evaluation of threats to animal agriculture, central to the health and well-being of the population and the security of one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Select Infectious Disease Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/2017 This Web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in October 2017, highlights resources TRACIE developed to address current and emerging infectious disease threats. While many TRACIE resources are relevant to planning for and responding to infectious disease emergencies, this page features those created specifically for that purpose. They include Tools and Templates, Resources at Your Fingertips, Topic Collections, and Webinars and Videos. (Text) (Source:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2016 Inspection Report Processing Annual Summary
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/2017 This nine-page report presents timeliness data related to inspection reports issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) to regulated entities registered with the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) during calendar year 2016 (CY2016). This analysis is used to improve the issuance of inspection reports with the goal of ensuring registered entities are provided timely feedback after an inspection. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news