Friday, February 25, 2011

Natural Standard Database from HSLIB

Natural Standard
Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. A grading scale is used to indicate the level of scientific evidence available for a given therapy or indication. Written in varying reading levels to accommodate professionals and consumers in making informed therapeutic decisions.

This resource is available thanks to the JABSOM Health Sciences Library.
Licensed for UHM use only

Friday, February 18, 2011

ScienceDirect Outage on Sat, Feb 26

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance Saturday, Feb. 26, starting at 3 a.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 3 p.m. HST. The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.

Health, United States, 2010 from the CDC

Health, United States presents national trends in health statistics on such topics [PDF - 10.5 MB] as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and other health topics.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Library Closed Sat, Feb 19 - Mon, Feb 21

The Health Sciences Library, along with the Medical Education Building, will be closed for the Presidents' Day Weekend -- Saturday, February 19 through Monday, February 21, 2011.

This closure is part of the Kakaako Green Days Initiative. For more information on the Kakaako Green Days Initiative, see

The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

Have a happy holiday weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Public Health Film Goes To War

The Public Health Film Goes To War
Public health and war have long been close companions, and maybe strange bedfellows. Starting with the Crimean War, and then the first terrible round of "modern wars" -- the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War and World War I -- military officials and civilian leaders called on health professionals and volunteers to help mobilize and protect military forces and civilian populations. Health professionals and volunteers, in turn, viewed war as an opportunity to test and implement their theories, as an opportunity to use newly discovered knowledge and newly invented technologies -- and eagerly jumped on war bandwagons to advance their professional, scientific, political and ideological goals. Not surprisingly then, public health and military establishments have come to share a common vocabulary (campaigns, mobilizations, officers, enemies, containments, crusades, surveillance, evacuation, battles, wars, victories, tactics, strategies, logistics), a common obsession with scientific and technological innovation, and a common organizational model: the disciplined, deployable, hierarchical service; command and control.


Friday, February 11, 2011

FDA clears first diagnostic radiology application for mobile devices

FDA clears first diagnostic radiology application for mobile devices
Provides wireless access to medical images for iPhone, iPad users

A new mobile radiology application cleared today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow physicians to view medical images on the iPhone and iPad manufactured by Apple Inc.

The application is the first cleared by the FDA for viewing images and making medical diagnoses based on computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine technology, such as positron emission tomography (PET). It is not intended to replace full workstations and is indicated for use only when there is no access to a workstation.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Hawai'i, Alaska joined by health-care partnering agreement

Representatives of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and the College of Social Sciences, and the Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership (AFHCP), signed an agreement in Honolulu this afternoon to cooperate in the development and fielding of telehealth technology throughout the Pacific region.
The medical school’s Telehealth Research Institute and AFHCP will strive to bring better health care to more people at a lower cost through telehealth, which is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Telehealth is an expansion of telemedicine—encompassing preventive, promotive and curative aspects of health-care delivery as well a myriad of technology solutions.
Beneficiaries of the agreement, which was signed this afternoon at the medical school in Kakaako, will be the residents of Hawai‘i and Alaska, including federal health-care beneficiaries, those living in remote areas, and other Pacific Island native peoples.

Friday, February 04, 2011

AccessMedicine Clerkship Corner

Clerkship Corner
Curated by AccessMedicine Advisory Board member Anderson Spickard, III, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P., and developed by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jessica Rose Adams, the ACM Clerkship Corner provides students rotating through Internal Medicine with a targeted set of readings built around key topics. For administrators, it offers a quick and easy set of readings to be assigned as part of the AccessMedicine Custom Curriculum.