The following statement was issued on Thursday, March 8th by John Ball, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Property & Facilities regarding weekend changes in the Roman Street Garage:
“From Friday, March 9th at 6:00 PM, until Monday, March 12th at 6:30 AM,
the left exit lane, closest to the booth in the Roman St. Garage, will
be closed to allow repair work to the drive surface. Faculty, students
and staff using the garage after 6:00 pm on Friday should enter the
garage using the regular weekday garage entrance that is closer to
Tulane Avenue. That entrance will remain open all weekend during these
Today is the fifth International Rare Disease Day which will be recognized and celebrated in over 40 countries worldwide.
Started on February 29, 2008 by EUROIDS (The European Organisation for Rare Diseases) this day is used for gaining individual hope and political awareness for those who suffer with rare diseases around the globe.
Events scheduled for this year focus on “solidarity” with the slogan “rare but strong together.” To learn more click here.
Below is a list of Rare Disease Communities that exist (found on http://www.rarediseasecommunities.org/en), but others can be found through an available search engine.
- Alkaptonuria (AKU)
- Alternating Hemiplegia
- Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syn.
- Behçet’s Syndrome
- Dravet syndrome
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)
- Epidermolysis Bullosa
- Familial Mediterranean Fever
- Glut1 DS
- Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
- Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Moebius syndrome
- Paraneoplastic Neurological Syn.
- Von Hippel-Lindau
Ever wonder why fashion models and fitness buffs are perpetually dining on fish and veggies?
Because Seafood is healthy!
Not only is it full of protein, Omega 3s, vitamins and minerals- it typically contains fewer calories and fat grams than other protein sources (i.e. poultry and eggs).
With all of this positive information let’s take a minute to ponder how lucky we are to live in New Orleans, Louisiana- a veritable wonderland of seafood!
OK. Minute is up.
Now it’s time to take action and join the Louisiana Seafood Fitness Challenge!
Started by Bobby Hebert (former New Orleans Saints Quarterback) and his WWWL Sport’s Talk co-host (Deke Bellavia), Louisiana Seafood Fitness Challenge will follow these men as they see who can lose the most weight in 40 days simply by incorporating more seafood into their diet. The best part? Anyone can join this challenge.
Take the pledge, submit your healthiest seafood recipe and share your inspirational seafood success story all in the name of encouraging all of Louisiana to eat their way to health . . . with Louisiana Seafood of course!
The Carnival Hours for the Isché Library are listed below. Have a safe (and fun!) Mardi Gras.
|Friday, February 17th
||8 am – 6 pm
|Saturday, February 18th
||9:30 am – 3 pm
|Sunday, February 19th
||12 noon – 5:30 pm
|Monday, February 20th
||8 am – 5 pm
|Tuesday, February 21st
|Wednesday, February 22nd
||8 am – 10 pm
Walkscore.com is a website that designates a number ranging from 0-100 to any address based on its “walkability.”
According to the website “Walk Score uses a patent-pending system to measure the walkability of an address. The Walk Score algorithm awards points based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within .25 miles receive maximum points and no points are awarded for amenities further than one mile.”
The Walk Score for LSUHSC is 75. When compared against the rating chart (below)we see that LSUHSC is Very Walkable.
90–100 Walker’s Paradise — Daily errands do not require a car.
70–89 Very Walkable — Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
50–69 Somewhat Walkable — Some amenities within walking distance.
25–49 Car-Dependent — A few amenities within walking distance.
0–24 Car-Dependent — Almost all errands require a car.
What is the Walk Score of your home? Find out here!
The Isché Library Thanksgiving Holiday Hours are as follows:
Tuesday, November 22nd 8 am – 10 pm
Wednesday, November 23rd 8 am – 6 pm
Thursday, November 24th CLOSED
Friday, November 25th CLOSED
Saturday, November 26th CLOSED
We will reopen on Sunday, November 27th 1:30 – 10 pm for Regular Hours.
The Dental Library remains closed for HVAC repairs.
Have you ever considered that your hair stylist might be one of your greatest advocates in the battled against skin cancer?
Probably not, but according to an article published by amednews.com (published by the American Medical Association), “Nearly 60% of 203 hair professionals surveyed at 17 salons in the Houston area said they already had recommended at least once that a customer see a health professional for an abnormal mole.”
The article goes on to suggest the benefits of training Hair professionals on how to detect the early signs and appearances of scalp, neck and face cancer. Good to know there is one more benefit to taking a little time
Read the full article here.
If you have ever visited the library commons, more likely than not you have noticed the collection of antique medical equipment on display. The display cases boast a wide and interesting array of Old & Rare inventory . . . so interesting in fact many wonder what these items were used for. And when.
In order to solve these mysteries the Isché Library plans to give brief history lessons about items in the display case via our blog.
First up is Davis & Kidder’s Patent Magneto Electric Machine for Nervous Disorders.
This particular machine is dated August 1, 1854 and like each Magneto Electric Machine created, the label inside the box lid provides detailed instructions for proper treatment.
“Directions: Connect two Metallic Cords or wires with the socket in the ends of the box, and apply the handles connected with the other ends of the metallic cords or wires to any part of the person through which it is desirable to pass the current of electricity.” For the full instructions (trust me, they are interesting and a bit scary) click here.
What purpose did this machine serve? The best description is found at Dr. Olgierd Lindan’s Collection of Unusual Medical Devices & Antique Electronics explains in simplest form that and electric current passed through the patient’s body “generated by a pair of solenoids that spin against the poles of a large horseshoe magnet.” The electricity was believed to stimulate a healing reaction within the human nervous system.
Did it work? According to the above mentioned website, the treatment of this device is questionable. “The therapeutic value of the treatment, if any, was likely due to the placebo effect. With the electric shocks coursing through his body as he gripped the hand electrodes, the patient definitely felt that ‘something was being done’ about his complaint. Electricity was a new and novel force in the 1800′s and most patients had no prior exposure to it, adding to its curative mystique.”
Fun facts- each Patent Magneto Electric Machine was signed by the production company to ensure genuine authenticity of this machine. Testimonials were also printed on the inside lid delighting in the marvel of this machine.
Yesterday i09, a blog that focuses on the fascinating world of futurism, shed light on a medical marvel- Poloxmer 407.
According to the blog post (information pulled from the full-text article in Nature Medicine) doctors and engineers at Stanford have developed the use of Poloxmer 407 as a way to join blood vessels after surgery- all without the need for sutures.
It seems Poloxmer 407 starts off in liquid form but once heated to a few degrees above body temperature the liquid becomes a cohesive solid.
Pretty awesome right?
To read more visit the full article in Nature Medicine.
Link to the pdf of the article is available to LSUHSC faculty, staff & students. It can be accessed off-campus with a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find more information at our remote access webpage.
The Labor Day Holiday Hours for John P. Isché Library are as follows:
Friday, Septermber 2nd 8am-6pm Regular Hours
Saturday, September 3rd 9:30 am – 6 pm Regular Hours
Sunday, September 4th CLOSED
Monday, September 5th CLOSED University Holiday
Tuesday, September 6th 8 am – 10 pm Regular Hours
Have a safe and dry Labor Day weekend!
Need to know where Health Services is located? Or who to contact for computer support? Hopefully, we can help you find the answer
On top of being super helpful in the world of research (hint, hint) the Library website now provides a link to answer your most common campus-related questions.
Go the Library homepage and click on Q&A under Isché Library Information. In this printable PDF users will find a master-document listing our most frequently-asked questions with a concise answer.
Still can’t find what you need? Give us a call and we will do our best to help point you in the right direction!
An obituary for Dr. Ruth Aleman, a revered New Orleans pediatrician, was recently added to the LOUISana Digital Library. Dr. Aleman made amazing strides for women in medicine in the early 1900’s, most noted is her status of being the only woman to head staff at Hotel Dieu.
Over a span of many years Dr. Aleman served as nurse during World War I, graduated from Medical School and worked as an instructor of pediatrics at the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing and Tulane University. For sixteen years she participated in private practice and between 1930 and 1945 she remained a visiting physician at Charity Hospital.
To read more about her accomplishments before her death on November 11, 1958 visit the LOUISiana Digital Library Collection or click here.
Interestingly enough, Dr. Aleman is also a relative of one of the circulation associates at the John P. Isché Library.
The Pay Paw Value Transfer Station (VTS) located on the 3rd Floor of the John P. Isché Library is finally back in business.
Students, Faculty and Staff may resume depositing money onto their Pay Paw Cards or purchasing a guest card as necessary.
Reminder for new students: If you would like to learn how to format your LSUHSCID for easier printing, CLICK HERE.
The John P. Isché Library will close Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th in observation of Independce Day, a scheduled University Holiday. The Dental Library will also be closed.
The Library will reopen on Tuesday July, 5th at 8am for standard hours of operations.
We hope everyone has a fun and safe Independence Day!
The PayPaw Machine in the John P. Isché Library is currently out of order. Until the repairs are complete the LSUHSC bookstore will allow PayPaw users to add less than the usually required $20 minimum.
We will keep you posted on this matter. . . until then, thank you for your patience!