Yelp Partnering with Libraries to Improve Online Information

OCLC, in an effort to give libraries better online presence, is partnering with Yelp to increase the information about libraries in Yelp records. To do this, Yelp is pulling data from OCLC Library Spotlight program to supplement existing information about libraries.  Anything missing from a record, like hours, phone numbers, addresses and much more, has … Continue reading Yelp Partnering with Libraries to Improve Online Information

A novel public health app – Plague Inc.

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.

Emergent research conversation – Alex daSilva & PainTrek

Alex DaSilva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, and Director of the Headache & Orofacial Pain Effort (H.O.P.E.) at University of Michigan School of Dentistry, will share his methods and innovations in the area of chronic pain disorders. Research such as efforts in collecting fMRI data during a migraine attack to … Continue reading Emergent research conversation – Alex daSilva & PainTrek

#mHealth: Mobile Apps & Sites

You know a trend has caught on when Mashable posts about it. Mobile health (or #mHealth, for the Twitterati out there), whether in the form of mobile sites, apps, or technologies is becoming increasingly prevalent among both consumers and health practitioners. Keeping up with reputable sources, however, can be a challenge. Fortunately, the National Library of Medicine … Continue reading #mHealth: Mobile Apps & Sites

Consumer Health Apps – The Travel Edition

Here at the Taubman Health Sciences Library, one of our most popular research guides is our Health Sciences Mobile Resources guide. While these resources are mainly geared for the people we serve - the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy as well as the University of Michigan Health System - the popularity of the guide … Continue reading Consumer Health Apps – The Travel Edition

WISER for iPhone/iPod touch 2.0 now available

WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) for iPhone/iPod touch 2.0 is now available. WISER's popular Help Identify Chemicalcapability is now available on the iOS platform. Identify and validate an unknown chemical based on the following criteria: physical properties of the substance gathered by observation or sensors signs and symptoms of victims of exposure the ability … Continue reading WISER for iPhone/iPod touch 2.0 now available