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University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Join us for this Living HealthySeries presentation on April 3 at Jump Simulation featuring medical geneticist Dr. Val Sheffield.


University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Opening Doors runs today through April 11 at the U of I Library of the Health Sciences at 1 Illini Drive in Peoria.


The Library of the Health Sciences - Peoria will be closed Tuesday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday, and will resume regular summer hours on Wednesday, July 5th.


The Library’s website at is down for network maintenance this morning, Wednesday, June 21. Once maintenance is complete, some users may experience temporary difficulty accessing the site.

During the downtime, users can still access the Library's popular resources directly by following the links below:

Email a librarian:

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience!


A tribute to nurses

Happy National Nurses Week to our students, faculty, and staff at the UIC College of Nursing at Peoria! Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation's biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front line...


UICOMP Fourth Year Students React to 'Match Day' Reveal

Congratulations to the UICOMP M4 students on a successful match day last Friday! Fourth year medical students anxiously ripped into envelopes during Match Day in Peoria and across the country on Fri. It’s a hallmark stop on their


Today, March 7th, stop into the Library for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Enjoy a light snack. All courtesy of the Library Staff as we host a "Break the Rules Day" on this sun-filled Tuesday.


National Library of Medicine (NLM)

February is American Heart Month. For more than a decade, The Heart Truth has untied women across the world in the fight against heart disease. With a healthy lifestyle and increased awareness of risk factors, you have the power to take healthy steps to reduce your risk. Start by assessing your 10-year heart attack risk with this nifty tool from the National Institute on Heart, Lung and Blood:


Women's Health Resources

Cancer affects women in many different ways, but there are steps women can take toward staying healthy with early detection. Get the facts for .


Welcome to the Library's Break the Rules Day!

If you are onsite today (January 31st), please stop by the Library and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. While you are here, also grab a granola bar, cookie, or mandarin orange, all compliments of the Library Staff.

Enjoy your day!


The Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria is closed during the winter holiday break, December 23, 2016 through January 2, 2017.

The Library will re-open Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 a.m.


Season's Greetings 2016

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year from the Library of the Health Sciences at Peoria


National Library of Medicine (NLM)

In the movie The Graduate, Benjamin receives one word, whispered in hushed tones, as guidance to a successful future: “plastics.” Today, the National Library of Medicine, and the NIH as a whole, would whisper “data.” The future of health and health care rests on data—genomic data, environmental sensor-generated data, electronic health records data, patient-generated data, research collected data. Why is data worth our attention now? [ 286 more words ]


Surviving & Thriving student discussion event this Friday, December 9th from 6-7 p.m. in the Library. The discussion gathering will be facilitated by Dr. David Slagle with Positive Health Solutions and Mr. Chris Wade with Central Illinois Friends of People with AIDS. Come, listen to Chris' personal story, learn about local HIV & AIDS statistics and local community-based initiatives, and discuss how this chronic disease will affect your future medical practice. Beverages will be provided. We look forward to seeing you Friday at 6 p.m.


In honor of World AIDs Day, please join the Library, Positive Health Solutions, and UICOMP, for the program Surviving and Thriving tonight at 5:30 in the UICOMP Lobby.


Public Health Thank You Day

The Library of the Health Sciences - Peoria sends great thanks to all of the clinicians, nurses, community health workers, etc. working in Public Health for improving health outcomes for all people! On the Monday before Thanksgiving, APHA, Research!America and leading public health organizations take time to recognize public health professionals who work tirelessly every day to protect the health of all people and all communities.


In celebration of National Rural Health Day, the IL Rural Health Association is offering free student memberships!

To join, simply go to and select the "student" membership category. Membership will entitle you to stay abreast of the latest rural health news and be invited to our webinars, regional educational and legislative forums as well as our Annual Educational Conference which is being held August 9-10th in Champaign, Illinois.


We have an epidemic of deeply flawed meta-analyses, says John Ioannidis - Retraction Watch

Not all systematic reviews and meta-analyses are equal; they depend on sound methodology and ethical reporting just as much as any primary research study. Take a look at John Ioannidis's interview with Retraction Watch on his latest paper "The Mass Production of Redundant, Misleading, and Conflicted Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses." John Ioannidis, a professor at Stanford University and one of the most highly cited researchers in the world, has come up with some startling figures about meta-analyses. His new paper, published today in Milbank Quarterly (accompanied by this commentary), suggests that the number of systematic revi...


The Library has extended hours this weekend. We will be open until Midnight on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (September 9th-11th.)



Healthcare providers: New CDC Vital Signs report shows that 7 in 10 patients with sepsis had recently used health care services or had chronic diseases requiring frequent medical care. You play a critical role. Learn what you can do to save lives:


NNLM Greater Midwest Region

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. An important goal of this web site is to provide easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.


Illinois Rural Health Association - Home

The IL Rural Health Association is offering scholarships for students and recent grads to attend their Annual Educational Conference Aug. 10-11th in Effingham. Visit their website for details. Application deadline is July 15th.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Americans spent $30.2 billion — $28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children — out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a nationwide survey. Read more:


Winners of the 2016 Essay Contest | The Lasker Foundation

Congratulations Tess! The Lasker Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Lasker Essay Contest! Participants in this year's contest were asked to consider which fundamental discoveries in basic medical research have not been clinically explored and translated into better human health.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration

May 29, 1911: The Supreme Court rules that the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act does not prohibit false therapeutic claims but only false and misleading statements about the ingredients or identity of a drug. Find out what happened next:


There are more doctors in Peoria, but still not enough across the country

In case you missed this story...

PEORIA, Ill.- Fifty students graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria on Saturday.This comes at a time when our country is seeing a shortage of physcians in the U.S.


Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and heal...


Google's DeepMind getting data on 1.6 million UK patients

New Big Data initiative from Google to build an advanced decision support for patient care. DeepMind, Google's artificial intelligence and machine learning division, is getting a treasure trove of patient data to build advanced decision support.


National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Did you know that 90% of people diagnosed with lupus are women? May is Lupus Awareness Month. Find out if you're at risk and what the symptoms of lupus are from NLM's MedlinePlus at:


Ever since we started iMedicalApps, we've been finding health apps that make dubious claims and even put patients at risk. Going back to 2010, we came across several popular apps that claimed to treat acne using the flash on your phone; developers of those apps were later fined by the Federal Trade Commission. More recently, Dr. Husain identified a very popular blood pressure app - … [ 518 more words. ]


Women's Health Resources

We’ve created an Outreach Toolkit—complete with examples and case studies—to help researchers engage diverse populations of women to participate in .


National Public Health Week 2015

Interested in Public Health? This is the week to show your self! Check out this Twitter chat hosted by the CDC tomorrow at 1PM to engage with your fellow . Share CDC's NPHW graphics on your social networks during National Public Health Week


For additional study spaces, please take advantage of the Library's extended hours this weekend. The Library will be open until Midnight on Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27.

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