Author Archives: cshannon

Primary care telemonitoring to support diabetes management

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): According to a new study supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), adding telemonitoring to the routine care diabetes patients receive did not significantly change outcomes. “Effect of … Continue reading

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The need for a smart approach to big health care data

From the Health Affairs Blog: Today, academic medicine and health policy research resemble the automobile industry of the early 20th century — a large number of small shops developing unique products at high cost with no one achieving significant economies … Continue reading

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Public Health blog is ending–Last day today!

The Public Health blog will end today & will merge with the THL blog.  The archives will be ported over, so yes, you can re-read your favorite posts. For news from the Taubman Health Sciences Library, follow the THL blog … Continue reading

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Library on the Road cancelled today

Because the university has cancelled classes, Library on the Road, where library informationists come to the School of Public Health, will be cancelled today.  Look for us again next Tuesday in 1629 Crossroads. If you need help using library resources … Continue reading

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Tips for saving your fingertips

In case you haven’t seen them, here are some tips from a UMHS physician from a story in the University Record on staying safe in extremely cold weather, including a helpful chart from the CDC.

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Scopus interface changing February 1

Changes are coming to the interface of Scopus that will streamline your workflow by optimizing the interface for core uses. One important change is that the interface becomes more action driven:  when you select certain results to work with (e.g. … Continue reading

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Upcycling: Bringing new life to existing health data

From the Health Affairs Blog: By now, most of us are familiar with recycling. Items with reclaimable value are collected; then base materials are salvaged to create new products—often of lesser quality. Fewer people are familiar with the term upcycling, … Continue reading

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Open workshops on publishing for graduate students

The University Library is presenting a series of free workshops on publishing for graduate students.  Register for each workshop by clicking on the hot link of the title. Tips on Publishing a Scholarly Book Thursday, 2/6, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm This … Continue reading

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Public health and internationalism

A new website had been created, based at Birkbeck, University of London: The Reluctant Internationalists: A History of Public Health and International Organisations, Movements and Experts in Twentieth Century Europe.  A central concern of The Reluctant Internationalists is the role … Continue reading

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First-ever quantitative data about the toll of BPA exposure

From Health Affairs: The risks of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) have been well-known for some time. While exposure to BPA in the United States affects an estimated 92.6 percent of Americans over the age of five, there are gaps … Continue reading

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