The Health Issue: Awareness and Research

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The New York Times Magazine of May 15th 2016 issue was dedicated to the anatomy of cancer. For most of us it is a very sad and disturbing issue, and in majority people do not like to talk about it or even mention the word. I know that it is not a pleasant topic, but I think that it is very important to build a good understanding and spread awareness about different health issues including “The big C”. One of the starting points in understanding is the development and genetics behind the disease. One of the articles does a great job in creating a clear picture through images and facts what the development of cancer looks like: Continue reading

Staff Profile: Katie Flood (+Tips for health science students!)

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My name is Katie Flood and I am the evening Library Assistant at the Bay Shore campus. I’m fairly new to the Touro community, having just started my tenure here in early June. I moved to Long Island after graduating from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Science in Wellness Management and minors in Health Science and Athletic Coaching. I was extremely interested in a position with the Bay Shore Library because I felt my health science background would allow me to relate to the students here and act as a resource.

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Guest Post: What do you think of when you hear the word graduation?

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For many graduation signifies the end of an educational journey. It’s the end of classes, study groups, and tests. However, it does not have to be the end of your relationship with Touro. Graduation is not only about no longer being a student; it’s about transitioning into an alumnus. That new title comes with certain perks that go beyond just the occasional reunion.

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Let’s Meet at the Science Cafe!

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https://flic.kr/p/7iaeGM

I was reading Librarian Sally Gore’s recent blog post, and she mentioned attending a Science Café in Worcester, Mass.  I was intrigued by this idea, so I looked around for more information.  Have you ever heard of Science Cafés?  If you like the idea of learning about science in a relaxed, fun atmosphere then Science Cafés may be for you.  Continue reading

Calling all students on rotations! Evidence is at your Fingertips.

Touro College now has access to an exciting new resource specifically formulated for point of care use!

courtesy of EBSCOhost
courtesy of EBSCOhost

What is DynaMed?

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and health care professionals for clinical/point of care use.  DynaMed provides current evidence-based information that is accessible anytime, anywhere.

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Save a Life! Check AccessMedicine

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J. Troha (Photographer)/ Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

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.

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The DSM-5 is now available

dsm-5-released-big-changes-dsm5The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was recently released and is available for Touro Library patrons’ use.  The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association and is the standard resource used to diagnose mental disorders by clinicians.  Health Science students also use the Manual in their study of Mental Health care.  The previous edition, DSM-IV-TR was published in 2000.  Several of the Touro campus libraries will have the print edition of the DSM-5 available in the reference section.  The e-book version of the DSM-5 is available free for all Touro patrons through our subscription to the database Psychiatry Online http://psychiatryonline.org/

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