Author Archives: Laura Abate

Himmelfarb Library blog: New Location!

Himmelfarb Library‘s blog has moved to a new location!  Please access this site for the latest news and information from GW’s Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

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TOXNet Retired!

The TOXNET database is retiring on December 16, 2019.  Much of TOXNET’s information will remain accessible and will be incorporated into other resources including PubChem, PubMed, and NCBI’s Bookshelf: PubChem will incorporate the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), ChemIDPlus, and the Chemical Carcinogenesis Research … Continue reading

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Auscultation, FDA Approvals & Best Minds in Medicine!

AccessMedicine has introduced several new features to support learning across the continuum of medical education – from undergraduate to continuing medical education.  AccessMedicine features nearly 150 full-text books including key titles such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine (20th ed), Basic & Clinical Biostatistics (4th ed.), … Continue reading

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How to talk about vaccines – and save lives!

How can you talk with patients about vaccines?  How can you address vaccine hesitancy, combat myths and misinformation, and save lives? Himmelfarb Library recently added Let’s Talk Vaccines: A Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives to our online and … Continue reading

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Clinical Apps: DynaMed, Lexicomp, Epocrates

Himmelfarb Library provides clinical apps for free download!  DynaMed, Lexicomp and Epocrates Plus (premium) provide clinical information including up to the minute disease and drug information.  All three apps provide access to information whether or not you have WiFi or … Continue reading

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Promoting Health on Social Media: Way Forward

The question of how digital technologies can promote health is explored in an editorial by GW faculty Lorien C. Abroms recently published in Health Education and Behavior.  Dr. Abroms and her co-authors discuss the dominance of social media in current culture … Continue reading

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How can the systematic review process be streamlined?

On Tuesday, November 12 from 10-11 a.m., Himmelfarb Library will provide a training session in Covidence, an online tool that manages and facilitates much of the systematic review process.  Covidence is a not-for-profit service working in partnership with the Cochrane Library to improve … Continue reading

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JAMAevidence: learn, teach, apply

Are you learning or teaching evidence-based medicine concepts?   JAMAevidence can help with full-text access to  Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature : A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice as well as The Rational Clinical Examination : Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis and Care at the Close of Life … Continue reading

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Take a DC Study Break in November!

Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb has put together a calendar of free and affordable DC events for November.  So, take a study break and get out and see DC via a yoga brunch, the Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the GW Fall … Continue reading

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Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism ?

Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism From the JAMA archives just in time for Halloween, check out The Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism which presents a new theory for what caused temporary blindness, skin lesions, convulsions, and hallucinations and eventually led to the Salem witch … Continue reading

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