Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Check out mobileMICROMEDEX 2.0!

Micromedex is an evidence-based clinical drug reference.
Learn More about Micromedex 2.0 by watching a brief tutorial video

The new Micromedex® Drug Interactions app for iPhone/iTouch and iPad is NOW AVAILABLE for FREE to all Micromedex users. With the Drug Interactions app, clinicians can check a patient's entire list of medications for potentially harmful interactions. Warnings include severity, onset, evidence, adverse effects, and more. Micromedex customers can activate the app using the password included with the instructions on the MOBILE webpage. (Scroll down until you see the "Simple instructions for installation")


The Therapeutic Use section within our in-depth drug content is a wealth of valuable information. Within each drug monograph, this section includes a complete list of FDA-labeled indications, as well as an extensive list of off-label indications. Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse?

There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example.
That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e.
Get A Kit,    Make A Plan, Be Prepared. emergency.cdc.gov

You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.

June 1st marks the official first day of the 2011 hurricane season. Its time to make a plan on how to prepare for a huurricane and possible evacuation.

Disaster Management (A Matas Library Subject Guide):



Friday, May 13, 2011

A Matas Library Exhibit on The Bogalusa Heart Study and Gerald S. Berenson, MD.

Finding the answers to fundamental questions about heredity, diet, and environmental aspects of early coronary artery disease and essential hypertension became the life work of Tulane alumnus and cardiologist, Dr. Gerald S. Berenson. This exhibit highlights the Bogalusa Heart Study, featuring the Health Ahead/Heart Smart curriculum, a few of Dr. Berenson's many awards, newspaper articles, books, and other ephemera.

Visit the library to view the exhibit, The Bogalusa Heart Study: Gerald S. Berenson, MD. - Comprehensive—and ahead of his time, which will remain open through the summer.

Dr. Gerald Berenson started the Bogalusa Heart study in 1973 and continued his research for the next 39 years. Watch a video about this groundbreaking research study.

A PubMed Search for "The Bogalusa Heart Study".