Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Library Closed 12/21/2009 - 1/3/2010

The Health Sciences Library will be closed from Monday, Dec. 21- Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, because the entire Medical Education Building will be closed as a part of the UH Manoa Green Days Initiative. Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries will also be closed during this time, as all UH System libraries will be.

Access to Online Resources
During the interim access to online resources should be available. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the Voyager online catalog will be down while equipment is being moved but this should not affect e-journals, PubMed, MDConsult, etc.

Access to Study Space
Medical students will have access to the Ancillary Building Study space--normal MEB building hours are to be observed.

Hawaii Medical Library (547-4300) will be open Mon, 12/21-Thurs, 12/24/09, 9am - 4pm.

Checking Out Reserve Books for the Break:
Beginning at 12 noon on Friday, 12/18/09, we will allow the checking out of Reserve Books for the two week break. They will be due on Monday, Jan. 4, by 10 a.m. with no exceptions. If you misplace any library book during the break, you will be charged for a replacement copy. There will be the same three-book limit.

Online Journals Available while Library Catalog Down on 12/22

The previous message regarding the Library System outage on December 22, 2009 was erroneous.

The online journals and databases WILL BE available on December 22, 2009. Only the Voyager Library Catalog (where you search for books and journals on the library shelves) will be unavailable from approximately 6am to 6pm on 12/22.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, December 14, 2009

WHO Pandemic (H1N1) 2009

World Health Organization (WHO)
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Global Alert and Response

WHO continues to track the evolving infectious disease situation, sound the alarm when needed, share expertise, and mount the kind of response needed to protect populations from the consequences of epidemics, whatever and wherever might be their origin.


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Down Sat-Sun, 12/12-12/13

The Interlibrary Loan online ILLiad system will be unavailable 12/12 12pm to 12/13 12pm for document request and retrieval due to system maintenance, with apologies for inconveniences.

Urgent requests may be submitted via email to libill@hawaii.edu during that time.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Reporting on Cancer Research

Reporting on Cancer Research, a Web site for science writers and the public with definitions of terms and brief overviews of how things work in the world of oncology research.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Oxford Journals

Library Book Transfers Inactivated Until January

Because all UH System Libraries will be closed during the Winter Interim, book transfers and recalls have been temporarily turned off from December 7, 2009 until Jan 4, 2010. This is the online process within the Voyager Catalog that allows you to request a book to be transferred from one UH library to another.

This service was turned off now in order to allow sufficient time for books in transit to reach the destination library in a timely fashion. We wanted to be sure that the requester has enough time to pick up the book before the library closes.

Remember that that you can go directly to any UH library and check out books yourself between now and when the library closes for the break. Be sure to check the library hours before going.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Library Catalog & Online Journals Down on 12/22

The Voyager Library Catalog and access to online journals and databases will NOT be available on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from 6am until the evening.

The Library servers and other equipment are being moved from Sinclair Library (where they have been since the 2004 Flood) to the newly constructed server room in Hamilton Library.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. Since 1979, Healthy People has set and monitored national health objectives to meet a broad range of health needs, encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of our prevention activity. Currently, Healthy People 2010 is leading the way to achieve increased quality and years of healthy life and the elimination of health disparities.



Monday, November 23, 2009

"Expanded Access" in ClinicalTrials.gov

*NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2009, "Expanded Access" in ClinicalTrials.gov


Expanded access is a means by which manufacturers make investigational new drugs available, under certain circumstances, to treat a patient(s) with a serious disease or condition who cannot participate in a controlled clinical trial.

Friday, November 20, 2009

UH Voyager Library System Outage

UH Voyager Library System Outage - The Library catalog will be unavailable from November 25th (4pm) to November 27th (6pm).

Access to other resources should be available; however there is a chance that those will be down as well.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Health Sciences Library will be closed as follows over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend:

Wednesday, Nov. 25th the library will close at 5pm through Sunday, Nov. 29th. The Library will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30th

Monday, November 09, 2009

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Library Closed on Veterans' Day, 11/11/09

The Health Sciences Library will be closed to the public in observance of Veterans' Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Figuring out where to publish your paper


JANE-Journal/Author Name Estimator

JANE gives you a way to identify possible journals that have published on a specific topic. In addition to giving you a list of journals publishing on your topic, it will list the Article's Influence (based on Eigen Factor analysis).

Search by just the title or also include the abstract. JANE http://biosemantics.org/jane/ pulls its data from MEDLINE and gives you information on the 50 articles that are most similar to your article. JANE is a new(ish) tool from the Netherlands Bioinformatics Group, and provides
other finding tools like finding similar articles and authors who write on your topic. For more details, you check check out their FAQ page. http://biosemantics.org/jane/faq.php

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Find It" Button Down Friday, 9pm - Midnight (Oct 23)

Due to a system upgrade, the "Find It" button that you see in most Library databases will not function this Friday night, October 23, from approximately 9PM to Midnight.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Monday, October 19, 2009

USFDA Pillbox


Pillbox Beta Version Released

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), with support from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has released a beta version of Pillbox, a resource intended to enhance patient safety via an identification and reference system for solid dosage medications. http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov

Pillbox combines pharmaceutical data from the FDA and NLM with high resolution images, enabling rapid identification of unknown medications. This system is designed for use by emergency physicians, first responders, other health care providers, Poison Control Center staff, and concerned citizens.

Pillbox allows users to identify solid dosage medications based on several physical characteristics: imprint (characters or number printed on a medication), shape, color, size, and scoring. Users are shown thumbnail images of possible matches which are continually updated as additional information is entered. Once a medication has been identified, further information is provided, including brand/generic name, ingredients, and DEA schedule. Links to NLM drug information resources are also offered.

NLM has made a great effort to verify the authenticity of each image. However, the Pillbox images are not part of the Structured Product Label (FDA-approved drug label) and have not been verified by each manufacturer. For this reason, Pillbox is not currently intended for clinical use.

This fall, NLM and the FDA will initiate a pilot program working with manufacturers to have images submitted for inclusion with the FDA-approved drug label. This will increase the number of images in Pillbox and help to create a resource appropriate for clinical use.

Pillbox Beta has two versions: the Adobe Flex version is designed for rapid identification of an unknown medication; the Pillbox screen-reader version has advanced search functionality, including drug name.

Questions about Pillbox should be addressed to David Hale, Biomedical Files Implementation Branch, Division of Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine, david.hale@nih.gov

Monday, October 12, 2009

2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest

Public Service Announcements, YouTube Style

- In July of this year, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius invited all Americans to create videos about preventing the spread of seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus. Contestants were to post their entries on the video sharing site YouTube. This article highlights the winning entry and posits some interesting reasons why YouTube is a good vehicle for Public Service Announcements.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

JAMA Sees Drop in Industry Financed Research

Medical Journals See a Cost to Fighting Industry-Backed Research

The Journal of the American Medical Association saw a 21 percent drop in industry-financed research after it began requiring that data in company-sponsored medical trials be independently verified by university researchers, a study has concluded.

The study, by a team of medical researchers in England and Florida, found that two of JAMA’s competitors saw their proportions of industry-backed research grow after JAMA decided to impose the requirement in 2005 to deter companies from shading descriptions of medical-test results to favor their products.

The findings suggest JAMA could face significant financial pressure to abandon the policy, given the reliance of medical journals on corporate dollars, said one of the study’s authors, Benjamin Djulbegovic, a professor of medicine and oncology at the University of South Florida.


Search The Chronicle website using the Article Title:

Monday, September 21, 2009

*NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2009, Preview of PubMed Redesign Coming

*NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2009, Preview of PubMed Redesign Coming http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so09/so09_pm_update_on_redesign.html

September 11, 2009 [posted]

Preview of PubMed® Redesign Coming

The redesign of the PubMed interface was announced in May (see: PubMed® Redesign 2009). Very soon a link on the PubMed homepage will connect to a preview version. The preview version will enable users to try out the new interface and is expected to run for at least two weeks after which PubMed will exist in the redesigned version. No changes to URLs will be necessary.

One aspect of the redesign affects display formats. There will be three of interest to most users: Summary, Abstract, and MEDLINE. The AbstractPlus and Citation formats will be retired as the Abstract format will combine aspects of both, e.g., Related Articles titles and MeSH® vocabulary. Any saved searches or links that were created with the Citation or AbstractPlus formats will eventually default to the new Abstract format.

A number of changes will be made to Advanced Search and My NCBI as a result of the redesign.

Watch for an upcoming article with more information about the redesign.

By Annette M. Nahin
MEDLARS Management Section

Nahin AM. Preview of PubMed® Redesign Coming. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 Sep-Oct;(370):e9.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ScienceDirect Down - Sat., Sep. 19th

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 2 a.m. until 3 p.m. Hawaii time.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

University of California, San Francisco: Drug Industry Document Archive

Drug Industry Document Archive from University of California, San Francisco


This archive will be of particular importance to those with an interest in public health, public policy, and the general activities of pharmaceutical companies.

The Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA), created by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), contains over 1500 documents related to pharmaceutical industry clinical trials, publication of study results, pricing, marketing,and relations with physicians. Many of these documents were previously secret and were only made public as a result of lawsuits filed against a number of prominent pharmaceutical companies. First-time visitors may wish to start by clicking on "TheDocuments" link on the homepage. Here they can read about some of the crucial lawsuits that generated the documents featured in this archive.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Library Closed on Labor Day

The Health Sciences Library will be closed to the public and not staffed on Monday September 7, 2009 in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kakaako Green Days Initiative

Beginning next Tuesday, September 1st, the Medical Education Building will have new hours of operation. The purpose for closing the building during low use time is to save energy costs.

The new building hours will be:

M-F: 5 AM - Midnight
Sat: 7 AM - 8 PM
Sun: Noon - 8 PM

Around a year ago the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Green Days Initiative was introduced to UHM’s community. JABSOM, as member of UHM’s ohana, began its participation in UHM’s Green Days efforts in the Spring 2009, naming our initiative, Kakaako Green Days.

At least 60% of our buildings’ electricity and chilled water consumption costs are related to providing air conditioning for the Medical Education (MEB) and Basic Science (BSB) buildings. To start our initiative, the Facilities team raised the cooling temperatures in the MEB a few degrees (75° to 78°) in the evenings around 5 PM until 6 AM the next day. Further review, resulted in the discovery that the need for the MEB building to remain open dropped significantly around 10 PM Monday through Friday and around 5 to 8 PM on the weekends and holidays.

By aligning the MEB open hours with our faculty, staff and student occupancy needs, JABSOM has an opportunity to save approximately $400,000 on an annual basis. The impact of these savings equates to covering close to two months of JABSOM’s electric bills. Reducing the MEB hours from 24/7 to the new schedule will directly reduce JABSOM’s facilities expenses. Given JABSOM’s most recent State General Fund reductions, these savings will be used to continue to fund faculty who train and teach our JABSOM students and residents.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hawaii Health Information Corporation


This site provides answers to simple healthcare questions and“commonly asked questions”. Our focus is Hawaii, so where possible we provide links that are specific to Hawaii and Hawaii’s people.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Library Closed on Statehood Day

The Health Sciences Library will be closed to the public and not staffed on Friday, August 21, 2009 in observance of Statehood Day.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Health RSS Feeds

Health RSS Feeds
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of Web feed
formats used to publish frequently updated works—such
as blog entries, news headlines, audio and video—in a
standardized format.

APHA Public Health News


MedlinePlus Health News


Google Health News


New York Times Health


National Institutes of Health News Releases


White House on the Issues: Health Care

World Health Organization

Public Health News from Johns Hopkins University

Monday, August 03, 2009

What's On My Food?

What’s On My Food? is a searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Find It" button down Fri, 7/31, 3pm-9pm

Because of a systems upgrade, the "Find It" button, which you see in PubMed and other library databases, will not work on Friday, July 31 from 3pm to 9pm. You can use the Library's e-journal gateway to see if a journal is online. Please contact the Library if you need assistance or have questions.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


The National HIV/AIDS Atlas provides a powerful new tool to the public, health care professionals, policy makers and elected officials to access and map local, state and national data in order to see how HIV/AIDS is impacting their community.

The Atlas presents county-level prevalence rates (based on the reported number of people living with HIV (non-AIDS) and AIDS in 2006) in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, depicting the intensity of the disease, rather than the magnitude.

The Atlas allows users to focus on HIV/AIDS statistics by age, gender, and race/ethnicity, where available. It also allows users to see their congressional and state legislative districts overlaid on top of the county-level data.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Voyager Library Catalog Undergoing Upgrade This Week

To improve its services to the University of Hawai’i community, the Voyager Library online catalog for the libraries of the University of Hawai’i system will be in the process of upgrading the current system during the week of July 13-19, 2009.

During this time, some regular online services such as renewing items or requesting library materials for pick up and/or delivery through Voyager, will be unavailable. Account information will be a snapshot of the July 13 information. Until the update is completed on July 19, no additional transactions will be displayed during that time (holds, renewals, fines, fees, etc.).

If you need to renew a book or request an article, please contact the Health Sciences Library at 692-0810 or hslinfo@hawaii.edu.

The UH library system apologizes for any inconvenience at this time and looks forward to better serving you in the future.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

Cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States have declined overall, but the decrease is significantly less marked in poor women who live in rural areas, possibly due to differences in the use of hormone therapy (HT), a new study suggests.

For UHM use only:

Library Closed Independence Day Weekend

The Health Sciences Library will be closed to the public:

Friday, July 3rd
Saturday, July 4th,
Sunday, July 5th

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Health Literacy

Health literacy is a growing concern in the United States, especially given the increase in the age of the population and of people with limited English proficiency. The following resources are for health care practionaers, adult literacy teachers and health care consumers.

Harvard School of Public Health: Health Literacy Studies

Health Information Partners: Connect for Health

Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA): Health Literacy

Institute of Medicine (IOM): Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM): Health Literacy

Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Health Literacy

Monday, June 15, 2009

Federal Health Care Reform and Hawaii

Congressman Neil Abercrombie's Community Forum
Federal Health Care Reform and Hawaii
Date: July 1, 2009
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: The Queen's Conference Center - Mabel Smyth Auditorium
510 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


Health Sciences Library Summer Hours

Summer Hours for the public are as follows:

June 29 -July 10 2009-
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00 pm

Monday, June 08, 2009

Medical Mnemonics Database

Medical Mnemonics
A free, non-profit, online searchable database of medical mnemonics to help remember the important details.


Library will be closed to Public Patrons on Kamehameha Day June 11th

The Health Science Library will be closed and unstaffed to the public on Thursday Kamehameha Day June 11th.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Value of Taking Aspirin to Cut Heart Risk Varies

Value of Taking Aspirin to Cut Heart Risk Varies

Aspirin in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular disease: collaborative meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials

For UHM use only:

The Lancet May 30 2009:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer Parking Hours

Parking Lot C has changed it's hours for the summer. Effective May 27, 2009 through August 2009, Lot C hours will be:


Saturday & Sunday

Monday, May 18, 2009

Library Closed to Public Memorial Day, Monday May 25

The Library will be closed to the Public on Monday May 25, 2009 for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Library Closing Early on Mon, May 18th, 5pm

The Health Sciences Library will be closing at 5pm on Monday, May 18th, because of scheduled maintenance that will shut down the air-conditioning and Internet.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative

Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative


To help focus attention on the importance of family history, the Surgeon General, in cooperation with other agencies with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a national public health campaign, called the Surgeon General's Family History Initiative, to encourage all American families to learn more about their family health history.

My Family Health Portrait Tool
The Web-based tool helps users organize family history information and then print it out for presentation to their family doctor. In addition, the tool helps users save their family history information to their own computer and even share family history information with other family members. Access the My Family Health Portrait Web tool at https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/.

Health Sciences Library Closing Early Saturday May 16 2:00 pm

Health Sciences Library will be closed to the public on Saturday May 16 at 2:00 pm.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Consumer Health Information in Languages Other than English

The 24 Languages Project
Consumer Health Brochures in Multiple Languages
Sound recordings also available.

Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages

Health Information in Multiple Languages

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources

Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu MedlinePlus

Swine flu is a type of virus. It's named for a virus that pigs can get. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. The virus is contagious and can spread from human to human. Symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.


CDC Swine Flu

World Health Organization Swine Flu

CDC Twitter Updates on Swine Flu:

RSS feed on Swine Flu :

UH Emergency Information: Swine Flu

Monday, April 20, 2009


ScanGrants is a public service listing of grants and other funding types to support health research, programs and scholarship.

Monday, April 13, 2009

DDX Generators

The Health Sciences Library has the following differential diagnosis resources available to you:

Online Resources

(Licensed for UHM use only)

Access Medicine


First Consult

On the Shelves

Differential diagnosis in internal medicine : from symptom to diagnosis / [edited by] Walter Siegenthaler
UHM: School of Medicine Reserve
Call Number:
WB 141.5 S571 2007a

Differential diagnosis of common complaints, 5th ed. / Robert Seller
UHM: School of Medicine Reserve
Call Number:
WB 141.5 S467d 2007

French’s index of differential diagnosis., 14th ed. / edited by Mark T. Kinirons and Harold Ellis.
UHM: School of Medicine Reserve
Call Number:
WB 141.5 F8742 2005

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bill in Legislature pushes to put Hawaii medical records online

State lawmakers want to tap stimulus aid for electronic records plan

A system linking all hospital, patient and physician records via an online database would cut medical costs in Hawai'i and improve patient care by giving doctors immediate access to key information.


Friday, March 20, 2009

JABSOM Researchers find New Use for Clofazimine

An old anti-leprosy drug might provide an effective treatment for three devastating autoimmune diseases -- multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and type 1 diabetes -- say two Hawaii researchers and mainland colleagues.

The finding is reported in the Public Library of Science by Drs. Reinhold Penner and Andrea Fleig of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Queen's Medical Center, and researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern University.

Clofazimine Inhibits Human Kv1.3 Potassium Channel by Perturbing Calcium Oscillation in T Lymphocytes

Star Bulletin Article 2/23/2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009-Grant Opportunities

*American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at the National Library of Medicine (NIH/HHS)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will invest more than $84 million from the Recovery Act, by September 2010, into basic and applied research in biomedical informatics through grants. Click the link below to learn about these grant opportunities.


JABSOM has created its own website to help its researchers with this new funding opportunity: http://jabsom.hawaii.edu/JABSOM/research/arra2009/

Monday, March 09, 2009

USMLE QBank for Step1 and Step 2 Exams

Founded by students at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, WikiTestPrep has served tens of thousands of medical students worldwide.


Monday, March 02, 2009

Medical Applications on the iPhone

Some Uses for Mobile Phones in Medicine
While Palm Pilot and Pocket PC are the more common handheld devices, the iPhone is gaining in popularity. To find medical applications for the iPhone, simply browse the "medical" category of the iTunes app store.

Medical Student Education-Over the next two years, each Ohio State College of Medicine student will receive a standard iPod Touch, equipped with specific medical software programs planned by the OSU College of Medicine.

Drug Information-Lexi-Comp is available on BlackBerry, Window Mobile and iPhone. Epocrates and many other drug information resources are available on various smartphone platforms.

Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring- iPhone Telemedicine Application which allows physicians to monitor vital signs of ambulant and home care patients at any time from their phone. Patients are given a small device which transmits their vitals to a secure server. Physicians can connect to the server with their iPhone to monitor the vital signs.

Medical Imaging-Well IBM and Merge Healthcare have decided to join together to provide a method to deliver medical images to an iPhone or iPod Touch.
Several articles have been written about radiology using iPods as a portable storage and viewing device.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Global Shortage of Medical Isotopes

For UHM use only

Global shortage of medical isotopes threatens nuclear medicine services


Reactor Shutdown Causing Medical Isotope Shortage from New York Times (Dec 2007)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

PubMed Tutorial - Redesigned

The National Library of Medicine® is pleased to announce a new look for the PubMed Tutorial. The tutorial was reorganized to give searchers a better understanding of what is in PubMed and the controlled vocabulary before going on to build a search and manage the results. The tutorial is available from the PubMed homepage sidebar from the Tutorials link.

The tutorial update includes changes to PubMed through October 2008 including the My NCBI redesign released in September. A version incorporating the latest changes including the Advanced Search page and revised Summary display is in process.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Formation of American Board of Hospital Medicine

American Board of Physician Specialties

Announces Formation of

American Board of Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine Recognized as a Growing Medical Specialty


Thursday, January 08, 2009

Community Health Fair - Fri, Jan 9th, 12p-3p

Medical students have assembled health screenings and information from all over O'ahu to offer at this year's "Celebrate Health" Community Health Fair from 12-3 p.m. this Friday, January 9.

Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and Hawai'i Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona have accepted invitations to speak as the health fair kicks off at 12 p.m., in the school's Medical Education Building Lobby.

New to the islands, food retailer WHOLE FOODS will offer nutritional samples, VITAMIN SHOPPE will have its experts on hand.

A blood drive will be held simultaneously. At the fair's self-help corner, you can receive free screenings for:
  • blood pressure
  • glucose
  • body mass index
  • flu shots
Other planned activities include featured motivational speaker, Dr. Terry Shintani, Associate Professor of Medicine at UH's medical school and author of "The Hawaii Diet," and "Eat More, Weigh Less Cookbook". Shintani is also a trained healer in Native Hawaiian medicine.

Specialists from the on campus "Wellness Center" will discuss treatments in complementary and alternative medicine which are offered to the public by appointment at the Center. Those services include acupuncture, massage therapy and ayuverdic (traditional Indian) medicine.

The "Celebrate Health" community health fair is open to everyone, and will run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday January 9, at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Library computers will be unavailable for public use.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Origin of the 1918 Spanish influenza virus

Origin of the 1918 Spanish influenza virus: a comparative genomic analysis.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008 Jun;47(3):1100-10. Epub 2008 Feb 14.

For UHM use only

Title: The devil’s flu : the world’s deadliest influenza epidemic and the scientific hunt for the virus that caused it / Pete Davies.
New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2000
UH Manoa: Hamilton
Call Number: RA644.I6 D38 2000