The Doctor of Physical Therapy students, Class of 2013 will host the 5th Annual LSUHSC Health and Wellness Event on October 21, 2011. They want to find out what you, the LSUHSC community, would like to get out of the event this year. They will use the responses we obtain from the survey to formulate our event. They would like the opinions of everyone in order to maximize the experience for those attending.
Please click on the survey link below and complete a short survey. Your feedback is important and will contribute to the success of the event.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Rehabilitation Reference Center is a wide-ranging collection of evidence-based rehabilitation resources for rehabilitation clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists to personalize and print at the point-of-care.
Users can locate information by doing a simply keyword search or by browsing through pre-determined topics such as “Diseases & Conditions,” “Drug Information,” “Patient Education,” “Exercise Images” and “Practice Resources.” Users will also find Key Features and up-to-date Health News from on the homepage.
LSUHSC faculty, staff and students can access RCC off campus with use of a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find a link to this resource from the Library’s Online Resource page.
On January 11, 2011, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new design and organization for its Main Web site. Added features are navigation to popular links, social sharing functionality so users can share content to people through Facebook, Twitter, and social bookmarking services.
America’s Health Rankings® has been tracking the state of our nation’s health for over 20 years. This analysis provides a comprehensive perspective on our national health issues, state by state.
America’s Health Rankings®-2010 Edition shows Vermont at the top of the list of healthiest states again this year. Massachusetts is ranked second this year, an improvement from ranking third last year. New Hampshire is number three, followed by Connecticut and Hawaii. However, although Mississippi is 50th and the least healthy state, Louisiana is 49th. Arkansas, Nevada and Oklahoma complete the bottom five states.
Louisiana dropped two spots from last year due to several factors including a high rate of obesity and smoking. On the positive side, Louisiana has a high ranking for access to prenatal care and childhood immunizations. Stay Healthy, Louisiana has a great summary of the state’s ranking.
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities.
Healthy People 2020 continues in this tradition with the launch on December 2, 2010 of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.
New topic areas for 2020 include:
Blood Disorders and Blood Safety
Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
Early and Middle Childhood
Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
Social Determinants of Health
Stay connected to Healthy People 2020 by signing up for e-mail, following on Twitter, connecting on LinkedIn, or joining the Consortium to stay up-to-date with the latest Healthy People information and events.
Money Magazine came out with it’s list The 50 Best Jobs in America in the November issue. LSUHSC New Orleans is preparing its students for many of these.
#4 Physical Therapist
#13 Nurse Anesthetist
#19 Occupational Therapist
#25 Emergency Room Physician
#27 Director of Nursing
#34 Primary Care Physician
#44 Speech-Language Pathologist
#46 Physical Therapy Director
If you have an interest in Forensic Sciences, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field. The workshop will include luncheon speakers Orleans Parish Coroner, Dr. Frank Minyard, and crime writer, forensic anthropologist, and academic, Kathy Reichs (of Bones fame.)
The 13th Annual Investigation for Identification: Forensic Sciences Enter a New Decade
Sponsored by LSU Continuing Dental Education.
Friday, August 27 – Saturday, August 28, 2010
14 hrs CDE (non-clinical, lecture) – 14 hrs CME Cat. 2 – 14 hrs CLE
Philip J. Levine, DDS, MS, MSM — Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD — Robert B. Brannon, DDS, MS
Michael Baden, MD — Henry C. Lee, PhD — Sam Brothers — Mary Manhein, MA — Tommy Martin — Robert B. J. Dorion, DDS — Christopher G. Fielding, COL, DC, USA — Joe Navarro, BS, MA
Check out the brochure or the schedule.
Welcome (& welcome back), School of Allied Health students! Here are some library tips as you (re)orient yourself to campus:
1. The Registrar’s office is on the fourth floor of the library. Students get their IDs here. After getting your ID, stop by the Circulation desk for a library barcode.
2. You need a library barcode for off campus access.
3. Your ID can also store money for printing, books and food purchases. Get it formatted in the LSUHSC Bookstore on the 2nd floor of the Resource Center Building to access this feature. More info about PayPaw.
4. Computers are available in the Library Commons and the open access lab on the library’s 4th floor. Simply log in with your lsuhsc user id and password.
5. Wireless access and laptop ports are available throughout campus. Wireless instructions.
6. More questions? The library is here to help.
Changes coming to PubMed in early February include:
Advanced search page streamlined
link to Clipboard will be added to the homepage, if applicable
new Limits page with additional limits for dates and search field tags
Not to be missed is tomorrow’s 3rd Annual LSUHSC Health & Wellness Event, hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy and the DPT Class of 2011.
Join them Friday, October 23rd in Seminar Room 4 on the third floor of the Medical Education Building (across from the cafeteria) for a number of health and wellness activities. I attended last year and discovered my flexibility range, BMI, and other health information, and got advice on posture exercises and how to lift a heavy box properly.
If you plan to attend there’s also a LSUHSC Health & Wellness Event 2009 Demographic Survey. See you tomorrow!
October is National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM)! This year’s celebration will center on the family-focused theme “A Healthy Smile Lasts a Lifetime.”
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is encouraging dental hygienists and other dental professionals and supporters across the country to get involved with NDHM this October to increase public awareness of the oral health-total health connection and the importance of educating the entire family on situations which impact their oral health. It is imperative to start early with a daily oral care routine to help prevent cavities and periodontal disease. NDHM is the perfect time to spread that message even more—while celebrating the profession of dental hygiene!
National Physician Assistant Week is celebrated each year from October 6-12. It is “intended to support, celebrate, highlight, and recognize the significant impact PAs have made and continue to make in health care. It is an opportunity to promote public awareness of the physician assistant profession and to salute the outstanding growth of the PA workforce.” LSUHSC Shreveport will be admitting students to its PA program next fall. The School of Allied Health Professions in New Orleans has a PA program in its strategic plan as well.
The LSUHSC Libraries have access to almost 200 databases so how do you decide which one to start searching in? The Reference Librarians have created 6 E-Resources at a Glance sheets for each of the school of LSUHSC.
Electronic Resources at a Glance: Allied Health
Electronic Resources at a Glance: Dentistry
Electronic Resources at a Glance: Graduate Studies
Electronic Resources at a Glance: Medicine
Electronic Resources at a Glance: Nursing
Electronic Resources at a Glance: Public Health
Let us know what you think.
LSUHSC Occupational Therapy faculty and students will be providing a Fall Prevention Workshop on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 2700 Canal St. Other participants include the LSUHSC Departments of Physical Therapy, Medicine, Community Nursing, as well as the Louisiana Fall Prevention Coalition and the Office of Public Health Injury Research and Prevention Program. For more information, see the official LSUHSC press release.
Just in time for fall semester, we’ve created a brand spankin’ new guide for you allied health folks. Whether you’re a cardiopulmonary-specialist-to-be or a long time OT faculty member, we’ve got you covered.
Find all the databases for your specialty, plus lists of selected journals, online books, and websites, all in one place:
ALLIED HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE