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New Book Display: Stroke and Rehabilitation

Did you know that stoke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long term disability? Test your knowledge of brain health and stoke prevention. Come check out the Health Sciences new book display about stroke and rehabilitation. Learn about the different types of stroke, best treatment, prevention and rehabilitation.

 

Book Display Highlights:

In Nan Unklesbay’s book Swimming Against the Tide: Strong Recovery from Stroke, you can read a detailed account of a stroke survivors determination and persistence to overcome obstacles in recovery.  Unklesbay’s book is great for patients, educators and caregivers. It details the importance of occupational, physical and speech therapists in recovery and how vital the physician and nurse relationships are with the patient.

 

Lucky that way, by Pamela Gerhardt, is a daughters memoir of her father’s last days after a debilitating stroke. For anyone who deals with ageing parents, friends or patients this is an intriguing, humorous, and eye opening read about maneuvering the complexities of human emotions, rehabilitation and decision making.

 

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.

 

 

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits On Display at Ellis Library: Opening Lines to Keep You Reading

On Display at Ellis Library: Opening Lines to Keep You Reading

Everyone knows you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and everyone knows we all do it anyway. But it’s a lot easier not to do in academic libraries because many of our books don’t have illustrated book jackets.

One alternative is to judge a book by its opening line. Does that line make us feel curious, perplexed, sad, anxious? If it engages us, we keep reading.

Maybe one of these will encourage you to take the book home and find out what happens next.

We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.

Beatrice Quimby‘s biggest problem was her little sister Ramona.

124 was spiteful.

Why is the measure of love loss?

Check out even more intriguing opening lines on our book display near the Research Help and Information Desk at Ellis Library.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Resources and Services Visual Artists Who Inspire Eve L. Ewing: Book Display in Ellis Library

Visual Artists Who Inspire Eve L. Ewing: Book Display in Ellis Library

Dr. Eve L. Ewing, writer, artist, and scholar, will give a reading at Mizzou on Tuesday, February 27th as part of Black History Month 2018. On her Goodreads author page, she answers a question about her main influences with a list of writers and visual artists who have influenced her “in terms of not only style, but what it means to live as a writer in the world.”

On display now near the Research Help and Information Desk at Ellis Library are books about the five visual artists Ewing names as influences. Take a look at the work of photographer Carrie Mae Weems or Kerry James Marshall, known for his large paintings. If you enjoy installations, check out Glenn Ligon‘s neon works or Dan Flavin‘s work featuring fluorescent light bulbs. Perhaps you will be moved to learn about Kara Walker and other contemporary working artists.

 

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

American Heart Month Book Display

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. 

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits Book Display: Noms de Plume

Book Display: Noms de Plume

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.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits Good Reads Reviewed by Roxane Gay

Good Reads Reviewed by Roxane Gay

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.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Health Sciences Library Book Display: Thyroid Awareness Month

Health Sciences Library Book Display: Thyroid Awareness Month

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.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Health Sciences Library Book Display: Case Management

New Health Sciences Library Book Display: Case Management

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.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Health Sciences Library Book Display: Health Informatics

New Health Sciences Library Book Display: Health Informatics

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.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Health Sciences Library Book Display: Crime Fiction

Health Sciences Library Book Display: Crime Fiction

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!