If you rely on Google or Wikipedia for drug information, you could be missing important updates on safety. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues safety warnings when a prescription drug is found to have an adverse reaction in a particular patient population. FDA Safety warnings are posted on the MedWatch Portal. But these safety warnings don’t always make it to Google or Wikipedia in a timely manner.
With fewer (or no!) classes, longer days, and maybe a vacation or weekend getaway on the calendar, summer is the perfect time to fit in some leisure reading. Touro libraries can help you get started. Check out the list below for some summer-themed recommendations, stop by to browse the shelves, or explore the catalog online. Titles in bold are ebooks available immediately for your reading pleasure. Continue reading
When I was a child I was my father’s accomplice in crime. (That’s a lie.) When I was young, I was my father’s assistant in a magic act. (That’s an overstatement. Here’s the truth.) Years ago, I was my father’s foil in a math trick he perpetrated on the neighborhood children. In this trick he made the kids select a three digit number (say 723), inverse it (327), then subtract it from the original. The trick is that the remainder would be a three digit number whose middle number is nine, and the first and third numbers when added together always equal nine. (Try it!) Why am I telling you this? You’ll see. Continue reading
Last week I went to Israel attending my granddaughter’s wedding in Jerusalem. While I was there I went sightseeing, and what better place to visit than the library of Touro College in Israel. I called Ms. Aviva Adler, our wonderful librarian in Jerusalem, and I asked her if she wouldn’t mind if I paid her a visit… Continue reading
Tuesday, July 15th marks the beginning of the period known to Orthodox Jews everywhere as “the Three Weeks.” In the Hebrew calendar that date is the 17th of Tammuz, which commemorates the day the Romans broke through the walls of Jerusalem, finally ending its long siege. Continue reading
I love a good e-Journal. It’s the best thing since sliced bread. (I know. I said the same thing about Wikipedia. Call me fickle.) There is nothing that matches the instantaneous acquisition of information. (Gee. I have SO much research to do. Click. Click. Click. OK, I’m done now.) But sometimes, an e-Journal just won’t do you justice. Here’s why… Continue reading
David B Levy, librarian at Lander College for Women, loves serving LCW students, whom he believes possess great derekh eretz (manners), middot tovot (character traits), and pleasantness. David cherishes Torah lishma (learning for its own sake), as described in the TC Philosophy of Education LibGuide. Continue reading
I have always been fascinated by our national parks. According to Wikipedia, the United States has 59 national parks. Yellowstone, the oldest, was signed by law into existence by President Ulysses Grant in 1872.
The beauty of national parks is that they are incredibly diverse and each offer completely different natural settings. If you go to Bryce Canyon in Utah, for example, you will be astounded by the “sandstone hoodoos” that look man-made, even though they were actually formed by nature throughout millions of years.