In America, one of every four people will die from heart disease. In order to raise awareness and reduce the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association designated February American Heart Month. As the American Heart Association works to raise awareness, it is also important to increase understanding of heart diseases. Learn about good fats, and bad fats, how ethnicity factors into heart disease and the implications of alcohol and medications. Million Hearts has tools to assist in medication adherence. Another helpful tool is the American Heart Associations guidelines for care.
Book Display Highlights:
Heart Failure: A Colour Handbook by Michael Sosin and his associates gives a comprehensive review of heart failure. This book utilizes studies in evidence based medicine to examine causes, pathophysiology, investigation, diagnosis and treatment (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological) of heart failure. The dynamic colored illustrations, electrocardiograms, electrocardiograms and radiographic images assist in understanding and make this book an interesting read. With chapters on beta blockers, inotropes, channel blockers, antiarrhythmic therapy, and management of heart failure this book is educational and interesting.
In Recognizing and Surviving Heart Attacks and Strokes: Lifesaving Advice you Need Now by Glenn O Turner and Mark Bruce Rosin, the early warning signs of a heart attack are addressed. Turner addresses the need to educate patients on how to recognize a heart attack so they can get to a hospital in time. Further, Turner reviews methods of treatment that make the most impact when time is crucial.
Check out these books and many more at the Health Sciences Library. The book display is located across from the circulation desk, to the right of the main doors.
February 13th is “Get a Different Name Day.” Celebrate by checking out our book display near the Research Help and Information Desk at Ellis Library.
Take home a book penned by an author who used a pen name or a book about a musician or actor who used a stage name.
Looking for a book recommendation? Look no further than this display near the Research Help and Information Desk at Ellis Library.
Check out fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that merited four or five stars on Roxane Gay’s Goodreads account.
January is thyroid awareness month! The thyroid is vitally important to the overall function of the body. Thyroid diseases are often under-diagnosed so it is important to know the symptoms. Learn about the autoimmune diseases associated with the thyroid or check out how to treat hypo and hyperthyroidism. Read the American Thyroid Association’s clinical guidelines for treatment.
Book display highlights:
Depression and your Thyroid, written by Gary Ross and Peter Bieling, looks at the psychological connection between the thyroid gland and emotions. This book, written by a medical doctor and a psychologist, demonstrates the cycle of emotions impacting health and health impacting emotions. This book will help determine if a thyroid disease is at the root of psychological issues and, if so, what treatment options are best suited for you.
Diseases of the Thyroid in Childhood and Adolescence by Gerasimos Krassas, Scott Rivkees and Wieland Kiess examines both the scientific and clinical aspects of thyroid diseases in children and teens. This book looks at how thyroid disease in the mother affects fetal development and the development of thyroid conditions as an infant. Further, the connection between thyroid and autoimmune diseases is explored with an emphasis placed on type 1 diabetes. Overall this book covers pathophysiology, clinical presentation and treatment of thyroid disease.
Check out these books and others today at the book display located across from the circulation desk in the Health Sciences Library.
Are you looking to improve your skills as a case manager? Visit our new book display to learn the nuts and bolts of case management. Learn about the case managers role as a case consultant and problem solver. Ensure you understand the complexities of integrated case management and complexity assessment grids.
Come check out the books in the new book display located on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library across from the circulation desk.
Have you ever wondered about the ecosystem of healthcare informatics? How do informatics, biosurveillane and disease impact each other? Learn about application, management, retrieval and analysis of informatics in healthcare by checking out our new book display
The book display is located on the 2nd floor of the Health Sciences Library, across from the information desk.
Did you know reading crime fiction can be beneficial? The strong narrative becomes a distraction allowing patients to relate to events from a distance, with power and control over the situation. Check out Natasha Cooper’s story about a new mom whose obstetrician is murdered. Read about an ex-military sniper who becomes enthralled in the Kennedy shooting and unravels a huge conspiracy.
Visit the second floor of the Health Sciences Library to learn more about the health benefits of crime fiction or pick a Halloween read!
Did you know one of the biggest issues in health is nutrition? Ensure that you are advocating for patient health and make sure that you know how you should be eating by checking out our new book display today! How does the community perception of food affect community health? What impact does drinking coffee have on health?
Learn the answers to these questions and many more at our book display. Located on the second floor of the health sciences library across from the information desk.
Have you ever wondered how traditional medicine has altered itself to conform to consumer capitalism? Does the shift alter our medical ethics? What impact does the health industry have on the environment? How are psychoanalysts using rules, games and science to diagnose and treat patients?
Check out the answers to these questions and more at the libraries new book display 'Don't Get Left in the Dark. Read!' Health care is constantly adapting to new discoveries and philosophies. Come read about some of these changes at the Health Sciences Library.
Are you working or interested in the medical field? The library has numerous resources that can help you as you study medicine. Learn about the ethics of physician assisted suicide, assisted reproduction, medical error disclosure and discussing patient care. Ensure that you can communicate with all of your patients and learn basic health care phrases in common languages. Check out review books for boards or brush up on clinical procedures. Don't miss the health sciences library's new book display located on the second floor across from the information desk.
Need a break from studying medicine? Check out our Study Break guide.