The Wall street Journal had an interesting article yesterday in the Personal Journal section. What’s your heart age? Use this new free web-based risk assessment tool to find out: the Heart Age calculator.
What’s exciting is that the calculator can help people understand their risk in a way that is personally relevant and motivates lifestyle change. The tool was developed in collaboration with Boston University using research from the Framingham Heart Study.
I like the evidence on their site and the ease of use. Join 6 million people who have taken the test. Hey, make that 6 million plus one.
Here’s to your health and positive lifestyle changes.
The HUBNET folks report that certain resources present problems related to EZ proxy issues. They are working on the problem and project that a permanent fix should be in place by the end of this week. Apologies for this inconvenience.
For detailed information, please contact HUBENT at hubnet @ Buffalo.edu or 716.829.5700.
The University Libraries are interested in helping you navigate the changing landscape in scholarly publishing.
Issues affecting scholarly input include:
- Open Access
- Scholarly Impact & Metrics
- Online Books
- Data Management
- Preserving Your Scholarship
- Authors’ Rights/Copyright
- Citation Management
Visit Transforming Scholarly Communication & Publishing at http://library.buffalo.edu/scholarly/ . The tabs at the top might be illuminating for you.
Also browse Scholarly Publishing Support Center for the Health Sciences http://library.buffalo.edu/hsl/services/spsc.html
My colleagues and I are always happy to help provide further information in a format you can use – brown bag, print, workshop… Stop and
see me in the CNR on Mondays from 10- 12 Noon to talk more, or call or email anytime.
Here is the link to the EndNote video for PC that I created for one of the Nursing Courses.
It is 47 minutes – sorry for the length! I also did not have a branding screen, but the video comes up after a moment.
The Cochrane Collaboration has announced a new partnership with Wikiproject Medicine, to improve the reliability and accessibility of Wikipedia medical information online.
As noted in Cochrane’s press release dated 11 Feb 2014, “Articles relating to medicine are viewed more than 180 million times per month on Wikipedia, yet, less than 1 per cent of these have passed a formal peer review process. This opens up a unique opportunity for Cochrane, the independent, global healthcare research network, to share expertise and work with Wikipedia editors to transform the quality and content of health evidence available online.”
Here’s to increasing access to trusted, evidence based research to help people make informed decisions about their personal healthcare.
UB users, use our PsychiatryOnline database to access the Spanish Edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5™ – Guia de consulta de los criterios diagnósticos del DSM-5™.
Bookmark alert: We also provide online access to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders : DSM-5 here: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003531791 and here: http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/pdp/index.asp?ID=580
We have a month-long trial to PEP Web: Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing.
PEP-Web contains the complete text and illustrations of 56 premier journals in psychoanalysis, 96 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and Editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the 19 volume German Freud Standard Edition Gesammelte Werke. It spans over 143 publication years and contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1871 through 2014.
To access database, please use this link:
The trial will run through March 3, 2014.
Please Note: Trial databases are available from on campus only.
Questions on copyright are as perennial as the grass.
I like this concise, clear Fair Use Check List. It is based on a document created by Professor Kenneth Crews and the staff of the Copyright Management Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. It addresses four factors of fair use:
Now that Spring semester is underway, I have resumed my office hours in Wende 201 at the School of Nursing.
Find me from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon on Mondays in the Center for Nursing Research. The phone number there is 716-829-6027. Drop-ins welcome!
Otherwise, I am in my office in the Health Sciences Library at 716-829-5750. I encourage appointments as I like to reserve uninterrupted time for you.
Welcome back and I look forward to working with you.
Did you know? Western New York is the third largest resettlement location for refugees in the United States.
Learn more at the UB Office of Global Initiatives 2014 Seminar Series and Save the date:
April 24, 2014 | Refugee Health Summit | Buffalo, NY
Participants will include faculty, staff, and students from UB IPE Schools, UB Offices of Global Health Initiatives, Interprofessional Education, and Public Health Practice; community agencies working with or providing services for refugee communities, health care providers, Buffalo public schools, policy makers, and representatives from refugee communities. The Summit will provide a platform to identify barriers and explore solutions to culturally engaged health care provision for refugees in Buffalo, NY.