LSUHSC-NO Libraries News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a feature this week in anticipation of Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week. This feature, Ways to Help Make Mother’s Day Healthy, offers advice on how Moms can keep themselves healthy for their families.
They also created a feature, Celebrate Moms who Protect Children’s Health, so Mom’s who don’t smoke deserve extra love!
The LSUHSC Libraries News blog turns 6 today. We have published over 1200 posts over the last 6 years.
Unfortunately, we’ve run out of traditional/modern gifts to discuss…at least until we make it to 10 years.
Please let us know if there is a subject you’d like to see covered that we’ve been missing.
Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will close at 8 pm on Thursday, March 28th and remain closed through Sunday, March 31st. Both Libraries will re-open at 8 am on Monday morning.
Just in case you missed this all faculty, staff, and students email from Facilities yesterday afternoon; road work in front of the Roman Street garage is starting on Monday morning early:
The construction on the new hospital project continues with the installation of underground utility piping along South Roman Street. A contractor will commence installation of this piping on the St. Joseph’s Church side of South Roman Street between Tulane Avenue and Gravier Street at 6:00 AM on Monday, February 25th until Friday, March 22nd. Consequently, South Roman Street will be converted to one way traffic from Tulane Avenue towards Gravier Street for the duration of this construction. Signs will be posted clearly showing the new traffic patterns. The sidewalk along South Roman Street adjacent to St. Joseph’s Church will also be closed to pedestrian traffic. A map illustrating the street and sidewalk closure can be viewed here:
Future phases of this utility piping installation will further change traffic patterns in this area. Another mass email will be sent to describe those changes when the contractor is closer to commencement.
The Centers for Disease Control have released 2013 Vaccine Recommendations for adults. Changes include new recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine and Tdap/ Td Vaccines. There is also a simple quiz to help patients figure out what vaccines may be necessary. For more complete information, see the complete report, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years and Older — United States, 2013.
Both Libraries are closed today in celebration of carnival day! We will re-open at 8 am on Wednesday, February 13th.
The Isché Library will be open regular hours (8 am to 6 pm) on Friday, February 8th. The Library will be open on Saturday and Sunday (February 9th and 10th) for abbreviated hours. Saturday the hours will be 9:30 am to 3 pm and on Sunday the hours will be 12 noon to 5:30 pm. On Lundi Gras, February 11th the Isché Library will be open 8 am to 5 pm and will be closed on Mardi Gras, February 12th. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, February 13th.
The Library was hearing reports that Windows 8 computers were having difficulty connecting to the LSUHSC-Secure WiFi network. Word today is that the wireless controllers on campus have been updated and the problem should be solved! Contact your local supporter if you continue to have issues.
Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. Both Libraries will be open regular hours on Sunday, January 20th (Dental 11:30-8 andIsché 1:30-10) and will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, January 22nd.
Would you trust a medicine that’s been under water for a couple of millennia? An early edition article (and a link straight to the PDF) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzes tablets found in a sealed container that was part of the material recovered from the a wreck in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Tuscany in Italy. The abstract for the article states, “The composition and the form of the Pozzino tablets seem to indicate that they were used for ophthalmic purposes.”
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.
Our colleagues at the Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane Univerity uploaded 6 minutes of footage from 1937, filmed by Richard G. Holcombe when he was an intern, of the fifth Charity Hospital’s demolition. It was constructed in 1833 and was in use for over 100 years until the construction of “Big Charity.”
The footage was conserved in 2004 and does not include audio.