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Between fatalism and denial: living with a genetic diagnosis

In the recent NEJM essay p53 and me, Shekinah N.C. Elmore describes the experience of living with a genetic diagnosis as “flying between fatalism and denial”.  Dr. Elmore was diagnosed with Li–Fraumeni syndrome during her 1st year of medical school having already survived childhood rhabdomyosarcoma and … Continue reading

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Gene therapy for transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia patients?

Can gene therapy eliminate the need for blood transfusions for patients with transfusion-dependent β thalassemia? This article reports the results of two phase 1-2 studies studied on the use of a gene therapy.  In these studies, patients with transfusion-depenent β-thalassemia received gene … Continue reading

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What’s happening in May? Flowers, embassies…and a parade!

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PolicyMap now available @ Himmelfarb!

PolicyMap is now available via Himmelarb Library! PolicyMap allows users to create maps by combing access to a data library with mapping and reporting tools.  PolicyMap provides access to more that 150 data sources and also allows users to upload their own data.  Users can then … Continue reading

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Is multimedia part of your clinical knowledge plan?

Himmelfarb Library provides access to the latest clinical information via sources such as DynaMed Plus, ClinicalKey, and Lexicomp which complement our extensive journal collection.   To enhance learning, users can also take advantage of multimedia content designed to help clinicians, residents … Continue reading

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Clinical info app: DynaMed Plus

Download the DynaMed Plus app to your phone to have up-to-the-minute access to clinical and drug information.    DynaMed Plus is available as an app as well as online, featuring both desktop and mobile-optimized interfaces.     To download the DynaMed Plus … Continue reading

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Update time: Lexicomp app

It’s time to renew (or install) your Lexicomp app! Lexicomp is a comprehensive clinical drug information app  including Lexi-Drugs, a drug interaction tool, and an extensive library of clinical calculators.  Lexicomp is available both via web access and as an app that you can install … Continue reading

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