Banned Books Week

Every year libraries around the country spotlight freedom of information by shining a light on Banned Books. Books are banned regularly within public libraries, bookstores and schools. They are banned for sexual content, violence, religious reasons, racism, and much more. To learn more see the American Library Association website or see the challenged . . . → Read More: Banned Books Week

The Freakonomics of Bad Medicine

Freakonomics Radio is an award-winning weekly podcast with Stephen J. Dubner and Steve Levitt. The radio hosts base this podcast on their best-selling 2009 book, Freakonomics. The book is a fascinating look into the economic consequences and incentives of everything around us.

Listen to this highly recommended broadcast of their Bad Medicine series . . . → Read More: The Freakonomics of Bad Medicine

Staying Healthy in Medical School

I exercise. I am a runner, hiker, dog walker and enjoy the great outdoors. I also work. And the good news is, I like what I do. The bad news is I used to get so lost in my work that I found myself sitting for hours. That was until I read a column by . . . → Read More: Staying Healthy in Medical School

How to Identify a Questionable OA Journal

We are at a crossroads in scholarly communications. The scholarly journal as we know it is possibly an outmoded format. We are no longer reliant on the mail to deliver print copies of discrete issues to be housed in libraries or in academics’ offices. Most academic libraries don’t purchase print journals anymore. Articles are . . . → Read More: How to Identify a Questionable OA Journal

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week…

but the whole month of September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Did you know that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for residents—and the leading cause for male residents according to a July 2017 paper in Academic Medicine. Be sure to talk to a health care professional if you experience any of the . . . → Read More: This week is National Suicide Prevention Week…