Crawford Library of the Health Sciences, UIC at Rockford

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02/07/2024

February is Vegan Cuisine Month and you can participate in the Rockford Vegan Chef Challenge. https://veganchefchallenge.org/rockford/ Go out, try some new dishes, and vote, comment, or share pictures of dishes you try. If you want to cook your own vegan cuisine, check out the display of cookbooks in the library.

Styling for mental health 01/25/2024

The “Barbershop Project” provides stylists with training to help them support their clients’ mental wellbeing.

Styling for mental health A nationwide initiative has inspired a new movement in Rockford. The kickoff event took place on Monday at Comprehensive Community Solutions.

ChatGPT struggles to answer medical questions, new research finds | CNN 12/11/2023

Researchers at Long Island University's College of Pharmacy posed medication-related queries to to the chatbot. They received accurate responses to only about 25% of the questions. ChatGPT provided incorrect information and false citations.

ChatGPT struggles to answer medical questions, new research finds | CNN ChatGPT might not be a cure-all for answers to medical questions, a new study suggests.

Feeling lonely? Your brain may process the world differently : Short Wave 12/08/2023

A study found that "while non-lonely people were all similar in their neural responses, lonely people had responses that were really different – not just from the non-lonely group, but also from each other."

Feeling lonely? Your brain may process the world differently : Short Wave The U.S. is in the midst of a loneliness epidemic. And for a lot of people, the feeling is even more pronounced during the holidays. In addition to its emotional impact, chronic loneliness and social isolation have some dramatic health consequences: increased risk of heart disease and stroke, infect...

Doctors on (Video) Call: Rural Medics Get Long-Distance Help in Treating Man Gored by Bison - KFF Health News 12/05/2023

"'Rural medics often have less training and experience than their urban counterparts,' Konechne said. Speaking with a more experienced provider via video gives him peace of mind, especially in uncommon situations."

Doctors on (Video) Call: Rural Medics Get Long-Distance Help in Treating Man Gored by Bison - KFF Health News A rural South Dakota medic said using an ambulance video system to communicate with a doctor gave him peace of mind as he treated a patient who was seriously injured when gored by a bison.

Black Americans expect to face racism in the doctor's office, survey finds 12/05/2023

"Black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian and Alaska native adults were much more likely than their white counterparts to report having negative interactions during health care visits."

Black Americans expect to face racism in the doctor's office, survey finds For many people of color in this country, a visit to the doctor means being extra careful about their appearance in the hope to be treated fairly during the appointment.

That Lingering ‘Meh’ Feeling Has a Name 12/04/2023

'P.D.D. is diagnosed in adults who report feeling depressed for “most of the day, for more days than not,” for at least two years, Dr. Appelbaum said. And if they do find relief from their symptoms, he added, it does not last longer than two months.'

That Lingering ‘Meh’ Feeling Has a Name Persistent depressive disorder is underdiagnosed, and many who suffer from it have never heard of it.

Can Certain Foods Really Reduce Your Cancer Risk? 11/28/2023

"No single food can prevent cancer on its own, but following a healthy diet does seem to reduce the risk."

Can Certain Foods Really Reduce Your Cancer Risk? You won’t find a silver bullet in a single food, experts say, but there are some that may help you build the best defense.

For Health, More Nuts, Beans and Whole Grains 11/20/2023

"Eating less red meat “can be good for cardiovascular health, and can help you have a more balanced, higher overall diet quality that’s also good for the environment."

For Health, More Nuts, Beans and Whole Grains Plant-based foods are linked to a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study shows.

Pulse oximeters' inaccuracies in darker-skinned people require urgent action, AGs tell FDA 11/13/2023

"Pulse oximeters’ overestimation of oxygen levels in patients with darker skin has, in a slew of recent research studies, been linked to poorer outcomes for many patients because of delayed diagnosis, delayed hospital admissions, and delayed access to treatment, including for severe Covid-19 infections."

Pulse oximeters' inaccuracies in darker-skinned people require urgent action, AGs tell FDA Twenty-five AGs called on the FDA to take urgent action on pulse oximeters' inaccuracies when used on people with darker skin.

'Dr. Google' meets its match in Dr. ChatGPT 09/18/2023

"For many medical professionals, AI chatbots are an invitation to trouble: They cite a host of issues relating to privacy, safety, bias, liability, transparency, and the current absence of regulatory oversight."

'Dr. Google' meets its match in Dr. ChatGPT In recent research AI has done a credible job at diagnosing health complaints. But should consumers trust unregulated bots with their health care? Doctors see trouble brewing.

04/28/2023

As National Library Week comes to a close, please join us in thanking our dedicated Library employees for all they do for the UIC and Rockford communities!

Photo: Left to right - Felicia Barrett, Associate Professor, Interim Associate University Librarian, Regional Head Librarian, Rockford; Radha Ramaswamy, Senior Library Specialist, Head of Circulation; Cynthia Reynolds, Instructor, Regional Health Sciences Librarian

04/28/2023
The Most Creative Bookmobiles from Around the World 04/26/2023

Today is National Library Outreach Day, and while the Library of the Health Sciences does not have a bookmobile, we do go out in the community to teach about health misinformation and finding credible resources.

The Most Creative Bookmobiles from Around the World The most unique bookmobiles from around the world utilize everything from bicycles to garbage trucks to spread the love of reading.

04/25/2023

Today is National Library Workers Day. Thank your favorite Library Staff for all they do.

04/24/2023

Kicking off National Library Week with Right to Read Day. Read a banned book!

Prediabetes: A window of opportunity - Harvard Health 04/12/2023

One in three American adults has prediabetes. Check out these subtle signs that should not be ignored.

Prediabetes: A window of opportunity - Harvard Health About 96 million Americans have prediabetes, defined by elevated blood sugar levels that don’t qualify as diabetes. Prediabetes may produce mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Exercise i...

The Wild World Inside Your Gut 03/07/2023

Answers to the top 15 questions people have about what is going on inside their guts.

The Wild World Inside Your Gut Your trickiest digestive-health questions, answered by experts.

Virtual or In Person: Which Kind of Doctor’s Visit Is Better, And When It Matters 03/06/2023

"How do you gauge when to opt for a telehealth visit versus seeing your doctor in person? There are no hard-and-fast rules, but here’s some guidance about when it may make more sense to choose one or the other."

Virtual or In Person: Which Kind of Doctor’s Visit Is Better, And When It Matters While there are no hard-and-fast rules about when to opt for a telehealth visit versus seeing a doctor face-to-face, physicians offer guidance about when it may make more sense to choose one or the…

What happens when a drug goes viral? - Harvard Health 02/28/2023

"The current shortage of semaglutide (Ozempic), an important diabetes drug, has an unusual origin: too many people without diabetes are taking it. Here’s how that happened, and how we might course-correct to help ensure that those with the greatest need for this medicine can get it."

What happens when a drug goes viral? - Harvard Health A medication that helps people with diabetes keep blood sugar under control has an unintended side effect of weight loss. Rebranded as a weight-loss drug, it got attention from its use by ce...

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