Through a unique publishing collaboration, the University of Michigan and BioMed Central have launched a new open access journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, which is now seeking submissions and set to begin publishing in the first quarter of 2015. The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Meng H. Tan, Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division … Continue reading Open Access Journal on Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
If you could save a life, would you? Most people would say “Yes!” without hesitation. One of the simplest ways to save and improve lives is by supporting organ, tissue and eye donation. For the past four years, libraries across Michigan have participated in a simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about donation … Continue reading Michigan Libraries for Life 2014 – An Invitation to All Libraries in Michigan!
For the last three years, libraries across Michigan have participated in a simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and encouraged them to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. The campaign is called Michigan Libraries for Life. This effort was originally spearheaded in 2010 by the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library, but has expanded to include public, academic, special, and hospital libraries across the state. This collaborative effort has inspired 1348 people to sign up as donors!
More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. In Michigan, only 39% of adults have joined the state’s donor registry, far lower than the 45% average nationwide. That discrepancy is largely due to state residents not knowing how to properly join the Registry. Michigan Libraries for Life helps to address that informational need.
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Today marks the 6th annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139, tabled by the State of Qatar, which declares April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity. WAAD is one of only three official health related United Nations Days and will bring the world’s attention to autism, a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millions.
The goal of this day is to raise awareness about autism throughout society and to encourage early diagnosis and early intervention. It further expresses deep concern at the prevalence and high rate of autism in children in all regions of the world and the consequent developmental challenges. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and looks towards a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.
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The Taubman Health Sciences Library will be CLOSED Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will reopen Saturday, November 24th at 1:00pm and will resume regular hours on Sunday, November 25th. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday!!
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Where can I find reliable health information available in Chinese?
What steps can I take to control diabetes?
How can I keep healthy?
Do you have these questions and want to find the answers in Chinese? From our work at outreach events, such as the Annual Asian American Health Fair, we know that many people do. The place to go is MedlinePlus, a website created by the National Library of Medicine. It contains reliable, up-to-date health information that’s easy to understand, for patients and health professionals alike. The Taubman Health Sciences Library has created a new video to show you how to find health information that is available in Chinese.
Medical Library Association's 11 minute video, "Join the Health Care Team: Become a Medical Librarian," explores the roles and environment of today's health information professionals.
Your Best Return on Investment: Medical librarians are the best and most cost effective way to obtain quality health information. The Medical Library Association has designated October as National Medical Librarians Month to raise awareness of the important role of the health information professional. Patients and those in the health care community need the specialized … Continue reading Happy National Medical Librarians Month!
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Last year libraries across Michigan participated in a simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and offer the opportunity to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, Michigan Libraries for Life. This effort was originally spearheaded in 2010 by the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library, but has expanded to include libraries on several university campuses across the state; University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, along with libraries at Eastern Michigan University, and Grand Valley State University. This collaborative effort resulted in registering 414 new organ donors, reaching over 1500 visitors with information on organ donation and registration information!
More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. In Michigan, only 34% of adults have joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, far lower than the 43% average…
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Public health is what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. It takes a society to practice public health - Healthy People 2010, 2nd ed., With Understanding and Improving Health and Objectives for Improving Health. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2001. The … Continue reading IOM Report: Integrating Primary Care and Public Health