Thursday, April 22, 2010

Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals -- a Free CE Offering from the CDC

Do you need health literacy training? The CDC now offers a free online CE course called Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals.

This online course should take under 2 hours to complete and has already been approved for CE credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and certified health education specialists. Course Number: WB1285

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dietary Supplements Database from NLM

Need to find out information about a dietary supplement such as a vitamin or herb? Check the Dietary Supplements Labels Database from the National Library of Medicine. There you can search in a number of ways and see answers to questions.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

POSNA Archive Grand Opening

The POSNA Archive was celebrated with a grand opening gathering on Friday morning, April 16, 2010. Dr. Matt Bueche told the group of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons about the development of the project and welcomed them. See the press release and photos via the hospital website.

This link will take you to my photos and the earlier entry on the development of the display.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

POSNA Archive Creation

The POSNA Archive is about to open. Here you can view a slideshow of the development of the room.

POSNA Archive Development

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Healthcare 411 and Healthcare 411 en Español

Healthcare 411 and Healthcare 411 en Español

Consumer health you can listen to! Healthcare 411 offers informative, evidence-based health care news and research topics in 60-second audio segments, available as podcasts, many in Spanish. The programs, including longer versions on some topics, are available on the website, and transcripts are also available if you prefer to read them. The producer, AHRQ, is a government agency with a mission to improve health care for all Americans.

Use the "browse" button on the site to see the variety of topics, including blood pressure concerns, diabetes, talking with your doctor, and health literacy.

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Red and Blue Line DART customers - no Union Station service April 12 - May 26

Notice to anyone who uses or passes through Union Station on the Red or Blue lines.

Red and Blue Line trains WILL NOT BE STOPPING at Union Station during the period April 12 - May 26. They will be doing construction on the rails.

The TRE will continue to stop at Union Station, but will board using the Amtrak platforms.

"Shuttle buses will be provided between Union Station and both West End and Convention Center stations, where passengers can board regularly scheduled northbound and southbound Red and Blue Line trains. TRE customers will have the option of using the bus shuttles or transferring to the DART Rail Green Line at Victory Station for connections to the Red or Blue lines at any downtown station.

Bus shuttles board at the RED BUS STOP located near each station. At Union Station, the stop is in front of the building on Houston Street. At West End Station, it is at the southbound bus stop on Lamar Street, and the Convention Center Station stop is adjacent to the northbound platform on Memorial Drive."

For more details see the rider alert at