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

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The Lancet May 30 2009: