February study breaks: diverse DC

Washington, DC offers a huge range of events and activities – a few of which are featured in Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s February calendar of events.  Get out of the library for a study break and check out some of what DC has to offer.

Healthy Living Feb 2018 Events Guide (2)

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Snap your Snack! Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb

IMG_0090Do you eat healthy? Do you want ideas for eating healthier?

Do you know about an awesome snack available in Foggy Bottom? Or, do you make your healthy study break snack at home?

Share your best healthy snacks on Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s snap your snack thread on Instagram (#snapyoursnackgw #healthyhimmelfarb #bewellgw).   Post a pic – or recipe!

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Ice Skating with Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb

Skating at Washington HarborIt’s cold out anyway, so why not enjoy winter? Join Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb for ice skating at Georgetown’s Washington Harbour on Friday, February 9th at 8 pm.

This ice skating rink is a short walk from GW and is right on the Georgetown waterfront. It’s the largest outdoor rink in the DC area and is even larger than the rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. As you skate, you can enjoy Georgetown’s beautiful winter lights; after you skate, you might enjoy one of the many nearby restaurants.

When: Friday, February 9th 8-10 p.m.
Where: Georgetown’s Washington Harbour Ice Skating Rink
Directions from GW: walk north on Virginia Ave and cross Rock Creek Parkway, veer left toward the Potomac and walk a short distance to the rink.
Cost: $12 includes entry fee and skate rental
RSVP: Register now to reserve your space! GW affiliates should register and may bring non-GW affiliates (please include all participants in registration).

If you have questions, please contact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu).


Image Citation: Flood, J. (2013). Skating at Washington Harbor. [Image]. Available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeflood/11457745464/

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What happens when good info…isn’t

RECALLWhat happens when good info…isn’t

Last week, Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th ed) was removed from ClinicalKey due to several drug dosage errors.  So what happens when errors appear in published works?

Here’s how we’re managing this issue at Himmelfarb Library:

  • Links to the 9th edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine now connect to the 8th edition which was made available online once again by the publisher, Elsevier inc.
  • Catalog and e-book links to Rosen’s Emergency Medicine now include a note describing the issue and pointing users to the 8th edition.
  • Print copies of the 9th edition were pulled from our stacks, but remain available upon request.  If you would like access, please contact Travis Nace (tnace@gwu.edu).  Corrected print copies will be returned to the shelf as soon as they are received from the publisher
While authors, editors, and publishers make every effort to ensure that accurate information is published, mistakes do sometimes occur.  For insight into how these errors are handled check out:


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Chill out in January!

Chill out in January – check out fun things to do on Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s January calendar of events around town!


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Is a cure for hemophilia within reach?

 That is the question now being considered in light of a new research article in the New England Journal of Medicine in which a new gene therapy drug was given to men with hemophilia B.  After receiving the new drug, the patients were able to stop using clotting factors to treat their hemophilia.  Patients rates of bleeding also fell – from about 11 bleeding events per year to less than one bleeding event per year.  Learn more about the research here:

Explore genetics topics via the Genetics Journal Club and Himmelfarb Library’s genetics collection by checking out:

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Ross Hall Construction, December 20-30

Air Handler Replacement Project

Facilities has entered the phase of the Air Handler Replacement project where they have to demolish the existing concrete foundational pads. This work will be conducted internally to Ross Hall within the 3rd Floor mechanical space.

There will be very loud noises (jack hammering) and some vibrations felt throughout Ross Hall during this work period.

The work schedule will be 7:00AM to 6:00PM each of the following days: December 20-22, 2017 and December 26-29, 2017.

I-Street Mall Concrete Replacement Project

Facilities will resume the I Street Mall Concrete Replacement project.

There will be very loud noises (jack hammering) and some vibrations felt throughout Ross Hall during this work period.

The work schedule will be 7:00AM to 4:00PM each of the following days: December 20-23, 2017 and December 26-30, 2017 weather permitting.

We apologize for the inconvenience during this period.

Finally, if you have any questions or concerns please contact facilities at 202-994-5755.

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