Virginia school board actually considering new curriculum that teaches kids there is NO such thing as “biological sex”
(Natural News) Left-wing social engineers have, for decades, been working to overturn traditional American political and cultural norms and mores within the nation’s public school systems and institutions of higher learning. Now they are aiming to overturn accepted, provable scientific norms as well. As reported by WorldNetDaily, the Fairfax County School Board in Northern Virginia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use Manuka honey for acne
Manuka honey can be used for a variety of skin ailments and may even help treat acne. Learn how its wound-healing and antibacterial properties may help reduce the incidence of acne and inflammation. We also look at how to use Manuka honey as a spot treatment, face mask, and natural cleanser. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can carrots cause allergies?
When a person has a carrot allergy, contact with the vegetable can lead to itchiness and swelling in and around the mouth. An allergic reaction to carrots can also cause a scratchy feeling in the throat and some more severe problems. Here, learn to identify and manage a carrot allergy, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Valuing the Food System
Credit: BigstockBy Danielle Nierenberg and Emily PayneNEW ORLEANS, United States, May 29 2018 (IPS)Many factors contribute to the cost of a tomato. For example, what inputs were used (water, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, as well as machinery and/or labor) to grow it? What kind of energy and materials were used to process and package it? Or how much did transportation cost to get it to the shelf? But that price doesn’t always reflect how the plant was grown—overuse and misuse of antibiotics, water pollution from pesticide runoff, or whether or not farm workers harvesting the tomatoes were paid a fair wage. It tu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Danielle Nierenberg and Emily Payne Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Are You Paying Enough for Your Food?
Credit: BigstockBy Danielle Nierenberg and Emily PayneNEW ORLEANS, United States, May 29 2018 (IPS)Many factors contribute to the cost of a tomato. For example, what inputs were used (water, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, as well as machinery and/or labor) to grow it? What kind of energy and materials were used to process and package it? Or how much did transportation cost to get it to the shelf? But that price doesn’t always reflect how the plant was grown—overuse and misuse of antibiotics, water pollution from pesticide runoff, or whether or not farm workers harvesting the tomatoes were paid a fair wage. It tu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Danielle Nierenberg and Emily Payne Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can vaping cause lung problems?
Many people turn to vaping as an alternative to smoking, but what are the effects of vapor on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD? Authorities are unsure about this new technology's effects on health. Learn here more about what the science says about the safety of vaping with COPD, and in general. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the diaphragm area?
The diaphragm, a sheet of muscle in the middle chest area, is essential for breathing. Any diaphragm pain can, therefore, be very alarming. Possible causes of pain include trauma, musculoskeletal problems, and pregnancy. The treatment will depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes and their treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Storytelling Training Leads Frontline Health Workers to Advocate at the Highest Levels of Governance
Samalie Kitoleko, a registered nurse at the Uganda Heart Institute and storytelling trainee. Photo by Malaika Media for IntraHealth International.May 29, 2018The firsthand perspectives of frontline health workers are becoming more influential at the highest levels of policymaking, including last week during the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Dozens of health workers, among the thousands of delegates there, took the stage to share their personal experiences in the global effort toward universal health coverage.  Over the past two years,IntraHealth International and its partners at theFrontline Healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

What makes a good mother? An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the views of women with learning disabilities - Kaspar P, Kroese BS.
Background Parents with learning disabilities are at risk of having their children permanently removed. There are discrepancies between the perceived needs of these individuals as assessed by the parents themselves, compared to the professionals who suppo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use essential oils for shingles?
Shingles results in a painful, itchy rash that can lead to blistering and permanent nerve damage. Medications can treat the condition, but many people also explore home remedies and alternative ways to alleviate symptoms. Here, learn which essential oils may help, including peppermint, thyme, and geranium oils. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Thriving as a Learning Health Care System in Primary Care
June 13, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY
Library Speaker Series with the MidHudson Regional Hospital The Poughkeepsie Public Library District has offered a Health & Wellness speaker series, beginning in January 2018, presented by staff from the MidHudson Regional Hospital. All of the programs within this series discussed easy ways to implement suggested life-style changes into participants’ daily lives. Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN Paul Hanna, MD Syed Naqvi, MD, FAAC Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA Zubair M. Khan, MD, and Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST Nutrition for a New Year (January 2018) – Presented by Outpatient Dietitian Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN, thi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of cancer of the spleen?
The job of the spleen is to filter toxins in the blood and keep infections at bay. Cancer of the spleen usually occurs when another type of cancer spreads. Symptoms include an enlarged spleen and pain in the abdomen. Learn more about the causes, how doctors diagnose it, and treatment options for spleen cancer here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When should I use a cold compress?
A cold compress is a chilled or frozen object, often a piece of cloth. A person can apply one to the body to relieve pain, swelling, and fever. In this article, learn how to make a cold compress and when to consider using one. We also examine risks and what to keep in mind when trying this form of home care. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does caffeine anhydrous do for the body?
Caffeine anhydrous is a dehydrated form of caffeine that is often an ingredient in sports drinks and energy bars. It is a lot more concentrated than caffeine, which means that people need to be aware of the maximum safe intake and the symptoms of overdose withdrawal. Learn more about caffeine anhydrous here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Why thousands of AI researchers are boycotting the new Nature journal
Academics share machine-learning research freely. Taxpayers should not have to pay twice to read our findingsBudding authors face a minefield when it comes to publishing their work. For a large fee,as much as $3,000, they can make their work available to anyone who wants to read it. Or they can avoid the fee and have readers pay the publisher instead. Oftenit is libraries that foot this bill through expensive annual subscriptions. This is not the lot of wannabe fiction writers, it ’sthe business of academic publishing.More than 200 years ago,Giuseppe Piazzi, an isolated astronomer in Palermo, Sicily, discovered a dwa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Neil Lawrence Tags: Science Academic experts Higher education Magazines Newspapers & Media Source Type: news

Young women at high genetic risk of breast cancer -- plastic surgeons play key role in treatment
(Wolters Kluwer Health) With available testing for breast cancer risk genes, some women are learning at young ages that they are at high lifetime risk of breast cancer. Plastic surgeons play a key role in counseling and managing this group of high-risk young adults, according to a special topic paper in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Computer learns to detect skin cancer more accurately than doctors
Artificial intelligence machine found 95% of melanomas in study compared to 86.6% for dermatologistsA computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted people against machines in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said on Tuesday.A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system to distinguish dangerous skin lesions from benign ones, showing it more than 100,000 images.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France Presse Tags: Skin cancer Science Artificial intelligence (AI) Medicine World news Technology Source Type: news

Tuesday Tips: 8 healthy habits to set before 30
It's never too soon for 20-somethings to pay attention to healthy habits that'll make a difference the rest of their life. And fun can be part of the strategy. Watch: Learn the 8 healthy habits to set before 30. https://youtu.be/5yj4v7iZ8vk Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:26) is in the downloads. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Maintaining a Healthy Relationship When Your Partner Has Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a difficult, complicated illness. And like any illness, it can naturally spill over into your relationship. As couples therapist Julia Nowland noted, “Bipolar disorder can be an emotional roller-coaster ride for the couple, with many ups and downs that mimic the disorder itself.” But this doesn’t mean your relationship is doomed to fail. Having a strong and fulfilling relationship is absolutely possible when both partners are committed to working as a team and creating a supportive, encouraging and accepting environment, said Lauren Dalton-Stern, LPCC, NCC, a therapist at the CARE Prog...
Source: Psych Central - May 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Relationships & Love Self-Help Stress Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and relationships bipolar marriage Marriage Tips partners with bipolar disorder Relationship Tips Stressors treatment plan Source Type: news

Food Security and Growth in Asia
By Geetika Dang and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, May 28 2018 (IPS)A disquieting finding of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017, Building resilience for peace and food security, or (SFSN2017), Rome,is that, in 2016, the number of chronicallyundernourished people in the world increased to 815 million, up from777 million in 2015 although still lower than about 900 million in 2000.Similarly,while the prevalence of undernourishment rose to 11 percent in 2016, this is still well below thelevel attaineda decade ago.Whether this recent rise inhunger and food-insecurity levels signals thebeginning of an upward tren...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Geetika Dang and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

Man against machine: AI is better than dermatologists at diagnosing skin cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Researchers have shown for the first time that a form of artificial intelligence or machine learning known as a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) is better than experienced dermatologists at detecting skin cancer. The study is published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cell chat: Attacking disease by learning the language of cells
(RMIT University) Breakthrough miniature biosensor offers unprecedented insights into how individual cells behave, allowing scientists to isolate single cells, analyze them in real time and observe their complex signalling behavior without disturbing their environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yes, you CAN die of a broken heart
I want everyone to learn how to love this beautiful organ that has long fascinated artists and scientists, so we can all fall in love with our heart and look after every beat, writes Dr Nikki Stamp. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Considered a Minor Automobile Crash?
Discussion Airbags are supplemental (not primary) safety devices in motor vehicles that are intended to prevent injuries mainly to the head, neck, and torso. They are designed to provide the greatest protection when the occupant is seated properly and wearing a seat belt properly. Front airbags are designed to inflate within 50 milliseconds of impact in a moderate to severe crash. They usually will deploy for belted occupants at speeds of 16 miles/hour (mph) or more, but with newer sensors and algorithms will deploy at lower speeds if they detect unbelted occupants (i.e. 10-12 mph). Forward airbags will also deploy for imp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 28, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

LensCrafters- AARP Vision Discounts provided by EyeMed
As an AARP member, you can save on eye exams, glasses, and Transitions lenses at LensCrafters. ... Learn more and how to access these vision discounts. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is ecchymosis?
Ecchymosis is a term often used interchangeably with bruising or purpura. It refers to discoloration under the skin that occurs when blood vessels break, and blood leaks into nearby tissues. This may result from an injury or an underlying condition. Learn about the causes and treatment of ecchymosis in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health?
Tricalcium phosphate is a concentrated form of calcium that some people take as a supplement when they are not getting enough calcium from their diet. There are some health risks that people should be aware of when taking concentrated calcium doses. Also, learn about the chances of developing some cancers here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes diarrhea in the middle of the night?
When diarrhea occurs during the night, this is called nocturnal diarrhea. Foods, allergies, periods of excessive stress, and several bowel conditions can cause it. Other symptoms may include pain, cramping, nausea, and fever. Here, learn more about nocturnal diarrhea and the many methods of treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop hiccups in newborns
Most babies get hiccups in their first year, and this is not usually a cause for concern. There are several ways to stop hiccups in newborns, such as taking breaks for burping, using pacifiers, and giving the baby gripe water. Here, learn why newborns get hiccups, how to soothe them, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have flare-ups of osteoarthritis?
Symptoms of osteoarthritis tend to vary in severity. When symptoms suddenly become worse and eventually diminish, this is called a flare-up. These episodes are usually triggered by events such as injuries or times of emotional stress. In this article, learn more about what causes flare-ups and how they are treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

How to Do a Self-Check for Skin Cancer
SATURDAY, May 26, 2018 -- Learning how to do a skin self-exam could save your life. " Skin cancer is one of the few cancers you can see with the naked eye, " said Dr. Ali Hendi, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How music helps rehab patients learn how to move again
Research has revealed that music therapy can improve motor skills in patients with neurological disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

An Affordable Prosthetic Hand
Arm and hand amputees may soon have a prosthetic that lets them type, shake hands, and use a computer mouse—and they won't have to refinance their home to get one. Brain Robotics, a startup led by Bicheng Han, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, is developing an Electromyography (EMG)-controlled upper-limb robotic prosthesis that can be directly controlled using muscle signal. Where similar devices cost between $40,000 and $60,000, Brain Robotics plans to sell the device for around $3k-5k. "We want to help more people live the life they want where they couldn't before because a prosthetic was so expensive,&...
Source: MDDI - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

PHC4 revises flawed preventable hospital admissions reports
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has revised its April research report on preventable hospital admissions after learning of inaccuracies  in the data provided to the independent state agency for its report. According to PHC4, population data files provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – including county rates – were incorrect.   The council has received corrected data files from AHRQ and updated the figu res in the research brief available here.  “PHC4… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

American Medical Response Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training as Part of Nationwide Initiative
Syracuse, NY – If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next? During the week of May 20, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country partnered with ACEP & IAFC to train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. AMR Syracuse held free hands-only CPR sessions in the Destiny USA Canyon area to teach the compression-only...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Medical Response Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training as Part of Nationwide Initiative
Syracuse, NY – If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next? During the week of May 20, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country partnered with ACEP & IAFC to train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. AMR Syracuse held free hands-only CPR sessions in the Destiny USA Canyon area to teach the compression-only...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Medical Response Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training as Part of Nationwide Initiative
Syracuse, NY – If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next? During the week of May 20, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country partnered with ACEP & IAFC to train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. AMR Syracuse held free hands-only CPR sessions in the Destiny USA Canyon area to teach the compression-only...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use Botox under your eyes?
Botox is often used to treat lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Can it also reduce dark circles or bags under the eyes? Using Botox under the eyes is not approved in the U.S. and researchers are unsure how well it may work and what side effects may occur. Here, learn about the procedure and its alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

A Less Invasive Alternative for GERD
Treatment TermsEsophagus disorders Overview When antacids no longer alleviate the burning, belching symptoms of GERD, an acid reflux procedure performed through the mouth can provide much-needed relief. Duke Health ’s Jacob Klapper, MD, and Matthew Hartwig, MD, are among the few esophageal surgeons offering this procedure in North Carolina. “We’re constantly looking for newer, less invasive options to give people freedom from chronic reflux and from taking antacid medications,” Dr. Klapper said. Content Blocks CTA ButtonAcid Reflux Treatment Options CTA Header Learn More Hero Imagegerd_1932x8...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

A qualitative study of a blended therapy using problem solving therapy with a customised smartphone app in men who present to hospital with intentional self-harm.
Blended therapy is the integration of internet-based treatment and psychotherapy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. It has been described as'any possible combination of regular face-to-face treatments and web-based interventions'.1 Several systematic reviews have examined the partial replacement of face-to-face therapy with web-based technologies.2 –4 Yet there have been few descriptions of instances where internet-based therapies supplement or augment face-to-face therapy to create a new treatment rather than simply replacing face-to-face treatment with variable degrees of inperson support. This approach to ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imagen Tech wins de novo clearance for OsteoDetect wrist fracture software
Intelligence-based medical imaging diagnostic group Imagen Technologies today won FDA de novo clearance for its OsteoDetect computer-aided diagnosis software designed to detect wrist fractures in adult patients. The New York-based company’s OsteoDetect software is designed to analyze wrist radiographs using machine learning algorithms to identify regions of distal radius fracturing during the review of posterior-anterior and medial-lateral X-ray images of adult wrists, according to an FDA release. Approval came based off a retrospective study of 1,000 radiograph imagines assessing independent performance of...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Imagen Technologies Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available! The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled. The MAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. National N...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Back from the Medical Library Association ’18 in Atlanta with stories to share!
Staff from the office participated in the Medical Library Association (MLA) 2018 meeting in Atlanta this past week, where we met many of our Network members attending, presenting – and dining on Southern specialties such as chicken and waffles and cheesy grits in downtown restaurants. GMR Outreach Specialist, Derek Johnson, presented a poster titled “Transforming Library Education Opportunities to Reach New Audiences on Third-Party Platforms,” which outlined developing training for public health professional learning platforms, such as TRAIN. In the poster hall, we saw a familiar face from one of our desi...
Source: The Cornflower - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: All of Us Blog Conferences and Meetings Source Type: news

Problem-based, peer-to-peer global mental health e-learning between the UK and Somaliland: a pilot study.
Conclusions Digital PBL represents an innovative method to extend the benefits of mhGAP-IG beyond front-line clinical staff, to healthcare students in LMICs. Clinical implications Educational resource limitations in LMICs may be overcome using digital platforms and PBL. Replication with non -medical healthcare students is the next step for this model to explore Aqoon's relevance to pressing global mental health workforce challenges. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonx Closing in On Approval for Valve to Treat Emphysema
Pulmonx has some additional ammunition in its bid to get its severe emphysema treatment valve FDA approval. The Redwood City, CA-based company released positive one-year-results from the LIBERATE pivotal trial of the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve, which shows the study met all primary and secondary endpoints in treating emphysema patients. Emphysema falls under the umbrella of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is characterized by damage to the walls of the lungs between the air sacs, according to the National Emphysema Foundation. This damage causes the sacs to lose their shape and often, the destruction of tho...
Source: MDDI - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Scag Power Equipment Gives Back to America ’s Heroes
Scag Power Equipment announces its “Simply the Brave” program which will run from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The program offers pricing discounts of 15% off the retail prices of Scag lawn mowers and mower accessories, and is available to current and retired Fire, Police and EMT personnel, as well as active duty Military and Military Veterans. Proof of service must be presented to the dealer at the time of sale. Additionally, this “Simply the Brave” program will also benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation – First Responders Outreach Program and Nation of Patriot...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scag Power Equipment Tags: Product Announcements Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Scag Power Equipment Gives Back to America ’s Heroes
Scag Power Equipment announces its “Simply the Brave” program which will run from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The program offers pricing discounts of 15% off the retail prices of Scag lawn mowers and mower accessories, and is available to current and retired Fire, Police and EMT personnel, as well as active duty Military and Military Veterans. Proof of service must be presented to the dealer at the time of sale. Additionally, this “Simply the Brave” program will also benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation – First Responders Outreach Program and Nation of Patriot...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scag Power Equipment Tags: Product Announcements Equipment & Gear Source Type: news