There were many Twitter tags and events last week that I really wanted to profile (and I hope there is time in the future to come back to some of the others!). The reason this topic won out over the others is because I participated in TWO events that focused on this question! One was … Continue reading What if your patient is a self-tracker? — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 17, 2014)
Signing up for a gym membership, losing weight, and being healthier are some of the most common New Year's resolutions. The University of Michigan Health System has compiled a list of fitness apps for your smartphone to help you achieve these goals. For those of you looking for the newest trends in healthy living, UMHS … Continue reading Healthy New Year’s Resolutions
One of our most-beloved resources has been a table we hand out to students that points them to the type of resource that would be best-suited to answer specific clinical questions. That table has been turned into an interactive portion of our website! Step 1: From the drop-down menu, select the type of clinical question … Continue reading New Online Decision Aid for EBM Answers to Clinical Questions
The University Library is running a trial of a new technology called BrowZine - a tablet app that allows you to browse, read and monitor some of the library’s best journals (including a wide range of health sciences journals!), all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced … Continue reading Limited Trial! BrowZine for your iPad
From the CDC's Public Health Matters blog: Plague Inc., an app created by James Vaughan, of Ndemic Creationslayers, allows players to select a pathogen and strategize how to evolve symptoms, transmit the disease, and counter actions taken by world governments and scientists. If the interventions don't work and the disease is successful, players can watch as governments fall … Continue reading A novel public health app – Plague Inc.
Did you know that as part of the University of Michigan, you have access to Thieme Medical Publishers' collection of 69 full-color medical textbooks and atlases? You can find the collection through the library catalog and clicking on the "Thieme E-Book Library" result, pictured below: Now you can ALSO download these books to an iPad or … Continue reading Thieme’s eBook Library – now downloadable!
The National Library of Medicine's WISER for iOS 3.1, a universal app for Apple iOS devices, is now available. Here’s what’s new: WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) website. This integration includes: New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles Acute care guidelines for 6 known mass casualty agents/agent classes The addition of … Continue reading New version of NLM’s WISER for iOS 3.1 released
Ever have a headache or facial pain that seemingly comes and goes without warning? Ever been diagnosed with migraines, TMD or facial neuralgias but feel that your ability to explain your pain is limited? PainTrek is a novel app that was developed to make it easier to track, analyze, and talk about pain. Using an … Continue reading PainTrek – A new app from the UM
The next talk in this new series from the University of Michigan Library will take place this coming Monday, February 25, 2013, from 10 am - 11:30 am in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Lab. Alex DaSilva from the Department of Biologic and Materials Science, and the Headache & Orofacial Pain Effort (HOPE) with the … Continue reading Check it out: The Emergent Research Conversation Series
Along the same lines of last Monday's post. From iMedical Apps: Last year I gave my brother an iPad for his birthday since he was starting his rotations as a 3rd year medical student and I knew he would be doing more mobile learning since most of his time would be spent in the wards. … Continue reading Stigma associated with mobile device use?