Public Health

September New Books Display

This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator.  If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.

These books and many more are available for online access.

Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:

sciencedirectThe ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.

Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
logoEhostEBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.

 

Featured E-books from Ovid: Books@Ovid

 

Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicineAccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.

These are just some of the latest additions to our E-Book collection.  E-Books can be accessed through our catalog and also through the various database links on our webpage.

$15 Million Grant to LSUHealthNO to Help Reduce Cancer in Louisiana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health $15 million over five years for its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control and registry programs. The funding will support the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health and Comprehensive Cancer Control programs, as well as the Louisiana Tumor Registry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health.

CDC Challenge

The CDC has created a challenge that will optimize the usage of The Tracking Network. The CDC explains, “[t]he goal of this Challenge is to receive innovative uses for the Tracking Network data from CDC’s application programming interface to explore the connections between the environment and health”.

The submission period is open now and closes June 23, 2017.

The time line for the rest of the challenge is:

  • Evaluation Period: June 27- July 29
  • Notify Screening Participants: July 20
  • Final Evaluation Period: August 15-29
  • Winners Announcement: By September  1, 2017

The Judges for the contest are

  • Jeff Markwell, Senior Firmware Engineer of Fitbit
  • Kishore Hari, Director of Bay Area Science Festival
  • Grant Pezeshki, Director of Public Portals
  • CK Kochukoshy Cheruvettolil, Senior Financial Manager of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Pat Breysse, PhD, Director of NCEH/ATSDR

Award Prizes:

  •  1st place – $20,000
  • 2nd place – $7,000
  • 3rd place – $3,000

For more information on this challenge and how to enter, please visit the CDC website. http://www.envirohealthchallenge.com

 

May Health Observances Display

The Isché Library is featuring books about subjects related to upcoming health observances in the Month of May! Information about these health observances as well as the featured books are in the New Books display. The display is located near the 3rd floor elevator. Subjects include Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, Environmental Public Health, and Immunology.

These books and many more are available for checkout and/or online access. If you have questions about checking out a book, do not hesitate to ask a library staff member.

 

May 26 is Heat Safety Awareness Day.
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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

 

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ®.

 

May 22 – 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.

 

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

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New Blood Test Could Spot Autism in Children

Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism.

“The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study co-author Juergen Hahn in the MedlinePlus article. The test was also able to indicate the severity of the autism-related condition with good accuracy.

This new test is a stark contrast to the current approach of diagnosing autism, which entails a consensus from a group of medical professionals. The blood test, on the other hand, looks for key metabolism markers in the child.

The study was small, with less than 200 participants, so more research is planned to follow-up on the claims.

To read more about the study, please visit “Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?”

Reblogged from Blogadillo on March 23, 2017 from the NNLM/SCR. Like them on Facebook and like us on Twitter.

FEMA event, April 8th, in New Orleans East

Our friends with the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program would like you to know that FEMA is hosting a Disaster Resource Fair this Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH) located at 5620 Read Blvd from 9am-3pm.  This event is for those residents affected by the 2016 Flood and the 2017 tornado.

The EPHT Program is part of the the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Section of Epidemiology & Toxicology Resources (SEET).  EPHT operates and maintains Louisiana’s Health Data Portal where users can view and analyze environmental health data.  Louisiana is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.

LGBT Symposium – April 10th

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will present LGBT Health Care Symposium: Insight on Current Affairs and the Future of LGBT Health Care on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on campus at the Medical Education Building, 1901 Perdido Street, in Lecture Room A (first floor). Parking will be available in Student Lot #2, located on Perdido Street between South Prieur and Bolivar streets. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by ETHIKOS and LGBT+Allies Organization for the Cultural Understanding in the Health Sciences (LOCUS), the ethics and LGBT student interest groups at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.

Louisiana’s Health Data Portal

The Louisiana Department of Health has an interactive map that allows state “health, environmental, population and exposure information and data” to be viewed and compared in a single place.

New fields and more information will be added in the near future, updating the tool continually.

http://healthdata.dhh.la.gov/

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction

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On November 29th, the US Surgeon General‘s Office released the office’s first ever comprehensive report on addiction. The full report, Facing Addiction in America: the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, is over 400 pages long. There is an Executive Summary which is 36 pages in length.

CDC: VetoViolence

The Centers for Disease Control has launched a new resource, VetoViolence. This website offers “free, online, interactive, and engaging violence prevention tools, trainings, and resources based on the best available evidence and research. The tools, trainings, and resources provide practical knowledge and skills to assist and enhance the work of violence prevention practitioners.” The aim of the website is to create safer communities for everyone.

Cancer Moonshot Summit on 6/29/16

MoonshotLogoThe LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit on June 29 from noon to 4pm at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave. Augusto Ochoa, MD, director of the Cancer Center is hosting the summit. He is the only Louisiana expert on the Blue Ribbon Panel and one of 28 nationwide.

This meeting will be open to the public and is free. It will cover clinical trials, treatment, philanthropy and advocacy. Registration is preferred: www.surveymonkey.com/r/L87SPTV.

“The White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force’s mission is to double the rate of progress in cancer research and treatment, striving to accelerate what could be achieved in ten years in just five. The goals of the Cancer Moonshot cannot be achieved by one person, one organization, one discipline, or even one collective approach. Rather, solving the complexities of cancer requires the formation of new alliances to defy the bounds of innovation and accelerate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and – ultimately – the curing of cancer.” Summits will be happening nationwide on June 29th.

NLM exhibit “From DNA to Beer” now at Dental Library!

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The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry” is now at the LSU School of Dentistry Library!  Come explore the history of biotechnology, and peruse our selection of related books and articles.  The Dental Library is located on the third floor of the Administration Building, and the exhibit will be there from June 20th-July 8th.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  Additional information about this exhibit can be found online:  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/fromdnatobeer.html.

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NLM display at Dental Library

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Supplemental Materials Display

MICROBES—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages.

Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

A glimpse into the past reveals a history of human enterprise that has adapted these tiny organisms for health and profit. This exhibition explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.

Libraries hosting NLM exhibit “From DNA to Beer”

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The LSUHSC-NO Libraries are happy to host the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.” Come explore the history of biotechnology, and peruse our selection of related books and articles.  The exhibit will be available at the Isché Library on the third floor of the Resource Center from May 30th-June 17th, and then at the Dental Library on the third floor of the Administration Building from June 20th-July 8th.

 

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  Additional information about this exhibit can be found online:  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/fromdnatobeer.html.

in the Library Commons downtown

in the Library Commons downtown

Supplemental Materials Display

Supplemental Materials Display

MICROBES—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages.

Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

A glimpse into the past reveals a history of human enterprise that has adapted these tiny organisms for health and profit. This exhibition explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.

LSUHSC Zika Virus Forum Information

The LSUHSC Emergency Preparedness tab has been updated to include links about Zika Virus. You can now view the information discussed during the Zika Virus forum from Monday May 23, 2016.

The link includes:

  • Slideshow presentations from the event:
    • Diaz – “Epidemiology, Aedes Vector”
    • Dr, Lopez – “Clinical Picture”
    • England – “Neurological Complications”
    • Maupin – “Perinatal Review, Recommendations”
    • Gee – “Zika Update”
    • England – “Therapeutics and Research”
    • “Zika Take Home Messages”
  • Embedded Video
    • Entire Presentations from the Doctors listed above
    • Full panel Q&A session with all of the Doctors who presented

More information about Zika Virus from LSUHSC.