Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Telecourse: Elder Abuse

Elder abuse: detection, management and prevention, from the Network for Continuing Medical Education.

In this 60-minute video program, international expert Dr. Barbara Paris explains how to recognize elderly patients who are at-risk for or who are victims of mistreatment, and presents steps that can be taken to protect and monitor elderly patients who are victims of abuse or neglect. Now available in DVD and VHS formats in the Health Sciences Library.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Telecourse: Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza, from the Network for Continuing Medical Education.
    Global concern about the potential for pandemic avian influenza is rooted in the pathogenicity of avian influenza virus strains in humans and the lack of immunity to these highly mutable viruses in the general population. Dr. Alan Sanders provides timely, practical advice on how to improve clinical awareness and implement strategies for diagnosing, treating, and preventing avian influenza.
    This 50 minute video is now available in DVD and VHS formats in the Health Sciences Library.

Monday, September 19, 2005

NLM Mobile

The National Library of Medicine has collected a number of resources for handheld devices on the PubMed sidebar. The NLM Mobile link connects the user to:
  • PubMed for Mobiles, with text-only search options for any handheld web browser
  • Downloadable books from the NCBI Bookshelf using the free MobiPocket Reader
  • MD on Tap for Palm or Pocket PC
  • Wireless System for Emergency Responders (WISER) for Palm or Pocket PC

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Gale Virtual Reference Library Online

Michigan eLibrary's online Internet subscriptions now include several titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. This encyclopedia collection may be used at any Saint Mary's workstation. Michigan residents may also use the Virtual Reference Library at home using their Michigan driver's license or state ID number, through MeL.org.

Medicine & Health titles include:

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Telecourse: Assisting patients who need lifestyle changes

This 60-minute video discusses nonpharmacologic approaches to slowing disease progression and improving the quality of life of patients with chronic disease, focusing on education and counseling to help patients improve diet and nutrition, increase physical activity, and enhance problem-solving and coping skills.

The program, released on August 8, is now available in both DVD and videocassette formats in the Health Sciences Library.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Library Catalog Up & Running

Our year-long project of developing an online catalog of library materials is nearing completion. The Health Sciences Library Catalog lists books, journals and audiovisuals available in Saint Mary's Health Sciences Library. In addition, the catalog includes links to selected health-related texts through the STAT!Ref and NetLibrary ebook collections. All Internet-linked workstations in Saint Mary's computer network are authorized to use these ebook collections.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

This Week in the New England Journal...

The Perspectives section of the August 4, 2005 New England Journal of Medicine presents discussions of the ethics, risks and benefits of organ donation by living donors as well as the controversy surrounding public solicitation of organ donation. Visit the NEJM Website for abstracts, extracts, and an audio interview of article authors from the latest Journal issue. Health Sciences Library workstations are authorized to access full-text articles and other licensed features.
Stay current with the Journal: Sign up here to receive each week's Table of Contents via email.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Telecourse: Medical Ethics and End-of-Life Decisions

Dr. William Matory interviews Dr. Edmund Pellegrino,a world-renowned spokesman on ethics and the medical profession, in this 60-minute video. Dr. Pellegrino addresses end-of-life and other difficult decisions faced when caring for patients, and provides clinically and morally sound advice based on his belief in the moral nature of medicine. For a more complete description, see Program #851 in the NCME catalog. This program, in DVD and videocassette formats, is now available for checkout at the Health Sciences Library.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Telecourse: Long-haul Flights & Associated Maladies

David Goldberg, M.D., presents a 60-minute video course discussing medical problems arising from flights of more than 6 hours' duration. For a more complete description of the course, along with a short videoclip, see the NCME Telecourse Catalog entry for Program 850. Long-haul Flights and Associated Maladies is now available for checkout at the Health Sciences Library, in both DVD and VHS formats.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Electronic Journal updates

Saint Mary's Online Journals provides links and passwords for our online journal subscriptions. This listing has just been updated, and several new titles have been added.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

NCME Telecourse: Joint Replacement

Joint replacement: considerations for replacing worn-out hips and knees. (60 min.)
Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic pain and disability related to hip and knee joints. This video explains how to diagnose arthritis of the hip or knee based on patient history and physical examination and reviews the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options available to patients.
NCME telecourse #847 is now available in DVD and VHS in the Health Sciences Library.

Friday, June 24, 2005


The National Library of Medicine's MD on Tap (MDoT) application, previously called PubMed on Tap, retrieves MEDLINE citations on PDAs and SmartPhones with wireless Internet connections and the Palm OS. A Pocket PC client is in development.

Read about MDoT's name change & features: PubMed on Tap renamed to MEDLINE Database on Tap (MDoT)

Download MDoT at the NLM website: MEDLINE Database on Tap.

Friday, June 17, 2005

STAT!Ref Has a New Look

STAT!Ref includes the complete text of more than 60 medical and nursing textbooks. A recent update to STAT!Ref's search screens makes it even easier to find and identify the book sections most relevant to your clinical questions.

A link to the STAT!Ref online book collection can be found on the Health Sciences Library's intranet page, available at any Saint Mary's workstation. For off-campus use, ask a librarian for a password.

NCME Telecourse: Hormone Replacement Therapy

Using a case-presentation format, Dr. Gae Rodke of Columbia University discusses key issues in the decision to recommend HRT for patients.

Release date: May 16, 2005. This 60-minute video is available in both VHS and DVD formats in the Health Sciences Library.

View the complete description and a video clip: Hormone Replacement Therapy