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Archive for June, 2010

Tracking the Obesity Epidemic

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Obesity is the topic of an annual report from the Trust for America’s Health, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.   The 2010 report issued this month – F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America‘s Future 2010 – is freely available online as a PDF, but is also accompanied by a graphical display of […]

BioMed Central Announces New Subject Gateways

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

BioMed Central has added two new gateways to its growing collection.  The Endocrinology and Gastroenterology gateways provide a useful resource to researchers in these disciplines where up-to-the minute information including relevant research, recent news and research highlights can easily be accessed. Each gateway features an item about a renowned author in the field, as well as a “News […]

Watch for Journal Migrations This Summer

Monday, June 28th, 2010

No, the journals aren’t headed north for cooler weather.  But many of them ARE moving around on the web .  Publishers Wiley, Sage, Ovid and NEJM have all notified Scott Memorial Library of changes in their interfaces and delivery software that may entail some down time and URL changes.  Hundreds of journal titles will be […]

Earn CME Credit By Reading BMJ

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Is BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) a regular part of your reading?  Now you can earn certified CME credits for it, thanks to a collaboration between BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic. The program goal is to support better decision-making by doctors.  The research articles chosen for CME credit focus on important and clinically relevant questions, whose […]

Journal Citation Data Released for 2009

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Thomas Reuters, the publisher of  Journal Citation Reports (JCR), has just released data covering 2009.   You’ll find the JCR on the JEFFLINE homepage (under Quick Links), or on the Databases A-Z list. Launch the JCR and choose the 2009 dataset. Excerpted from the press release: JCR claims to be the most widely used tool for […]

$250 Million to Boost Primary Care Workforce

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  has announced new investments worth $250 million to increase the number of health care providers and strengthen the primary care workforce. Made possible by the Affordable Care Act, the money will be used to boost the supply of primary care providers in this country by: Creating additional […]

Surgery Videos from MedlinePlus

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Did you know?   MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, offers a collection of videos devoted to surgical procedures. Filmed at various participating hospitals, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, these videos have been produced by ORLive to be a standard 1 hour in length.   Over 200 videos have been collected since the program […]

Looking for Relevant Journals for Publication?

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The National Library of Medicine has launched a demonstration site for researchers who want to find journals relevant to their field. The simple search engine accepts journal name, abbreviation or ISSN, or you may browse by subject.   If you choose the subject search, the search result displays the top 20 journals in the chosen discipline by popularity […]

Chronicle of Higher Education Expands Services

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education has announced a number of new features for its online edition. News coverage, analysis, and commentary about universities and colleges outside the United States has been expanded.  You now have a choice of views (using a toggle link at the top of the homepage) allowing you to switch back and forth between the […]

Google Now Fully Caffeinated

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Google, the dominant search Internet search engine in the market, has completely revamped its search indexing technology.  Known as “Caffeine,” the new indexing system is supposed to provide 50 percent fresher results for web searches than the company’s previous index.  You should also now find links to relevant content much sooner after it’s published than was possible before. […]

New Report Available: Chronic Health Conditions in Pennsylvania

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released its latest report,  Chronic Health Conditions in Pennsylvania. This new report focuses on four common and costly chronic conditions – diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heart failure – and covers the period from 2004 to 2008. The report includes in-depth information on […]

NIH to Create Genetic Testing Registry

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The National Institutes of Health has announced that it is creating a public database for researchers, consumers, health care providers, and others to search for information submitted voluntarily by genetic test providers.   The  Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) will collect information about the availability, validity, and usefulness of genetic tests from test developers and manufacturers.   Of course, the main […]

RefWorks Releases New Output Styles

Monday, June 7th, 2010

RefWorks has updated its output options for bibliographies and reference lists.   The software has been updated automatically so you don’t have to do anything to receive the new styles — they’ll just be waiting for you the next time you log in.  In addition to the hundreds of existing profiles, Jeffersonians now have access to: American […]

Room Change for Bookclub June 10th

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The Jefferson Book Club June meeting has been changed to a new location.  Please join us to discuss Lisa Scottoline’s “Think Twice.”  Thursday, June 10th Noon – 1:00 p.m. 224/225 Hamilton  There will be sandwiches and sodas from Jimmy Johns for this year-end meeting.    RSVP to Joanne Gotto (215-955-8769 or  so we can plan the appropriate […]

FDA Announces Collaboration with

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

From the FDA press release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will collaborate with the Web site  in an effort to expand access to the FDA’s consumer health information. seeks to provide patients with information to better manage their own health care and to assist in the reduction of […]