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Snow Safety and Injury Prevention for Pedestrians and Cyclists

February 13, 2014 - 11:26am

 The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Warning in NYC in effect until 6am EST Friday.  During this time its important to stay safe, warm, and dry in heavy snow and sleet, especially if walking or riding a bike is part of your daily commute.  Here are some tips on safe travel for pedestrians and cyclists.

Your Heart, Tobacco, and CVS's Decision to Kick the Habit

February 5, 2014 - 4:22pm


February is American Heart Month, so CVS Caremark's decision to stop selling tobacco at their stores couldn't have come at a better time!  Quitting smoking isn't just good for your lungs, it also has many heart-healthy benefits too...


Need Flashcards? Want to Master Unfamiliar Concepts? Get Grasp(TM) for your Mobile Device!

October 23, 2013 - 9:49am

Grasp™ Now In uCentral™

Grasp is an exclusive mobile and web study solution available in uCentral. It allows you to create flashcards and apply a proven learning method to master unfamiliar concepts. Follow these steps to sync your device to access.

How Does the Government Shutdown Affect Access to Healthcare Websites?

October 1, 2013 - 11:29am

Due to the lapse in government funding, some government health websites will be unavailable, while others might not be kept up to date.

Access to VisualDX now available through November 30th, 2013

September 13, 2013 - 2:20pm

The Health Sciences Libraries would like to announce its newest "trial" resource, VisualDX, now available through November 30th, 2013.

VisualDX is a web-based clinical decision support tool that relies on images to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. Check it out at... http://www.visualdx.com.ezproxy.med.nyu.edu/visualdx

Tell us what you think at... https://nyumc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5u7a8jiWtFrZIHz  

New Videos Available from Alexander Street Press

September 6, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Health Sciences Libraries is pleased to provide access to a series of high-qualoity video collections from Alexander Street Press.  These tutorial video collections include hundreds of hours of technical procedures, patient interaction, treatment, and more; featuring instruction from world-renown clinicians and educators.  

Video Collections include:

Nursing Education in Video

Dental Education in Video

Sports Medicine & Excercise Science in Video

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video 

These individual sets can be found in our eResources "search" box from our homepage.  All videos can be cross-searched at http://video.alexanderstreet.com.  For general help, including navigation instructions and search tips, please visit http://rtiv.alexanderstreet.com/help for more information.


CDC Updates Guidlines for Vaccine Storage and Handling

October 24, 2012 - 1:14pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventation (CDC) has updated their interim vaccine storage and handling equipment guidelines. Several important changes have been made to previous recommendations issued by the CDC, including:

Get Your NEJM Clinical Practice Companion - Free!

May 27, 2011 - 1:55pm

For a limited time only you can access the Clinical Practice Companion from the New England Journal of Medicine; a multimedia resource collection offering some of the most current, relevant information on patient care for the practicing physician.  Sign into or create your personal "My NEJM" account and learn more about:

  • Disease diagnosing and management
  • The latest in clinical care
  • Guidance on medication, devices, and procedures

Your "My NEJM" account lets you:

Help Celebrate Earth Week (April 18-22)

April 19, 2011 - 10:16am

April 18-22 is Earth Week! Learn how you can make a difference at NYU with this handy Student Sustainability Checklist. For more information on NYU sustainability and Earth Week events, please visit Sustainability at NYU.

NLM Clinical Alert

April 18, 2011 - 11:54am

Clinical Alert from the National Library of Medicine: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has stopped enrollment in a clinical trial that is evaluating whether intracranial angioplasty combined with stenting adds benefit to aggressive medical therapy alone for preventing stroke in patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis.

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