Remember the Earth!

April 22nd marks the 48th year of Earth Day! Earth Day began in 1970, as a reaction to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring publication. Carson’s book exposed the hazards of pollution on health and the environment and catapulted the environmental movement.

This year’s campaign focuses on the reduction of plastic waste in our ecosystem. Though . . . → Read More: Remember the Earth!

JoVE – Immunology and Infection (New Subscription!)

The Health Sciences Library now subscribes to the Journal of Visualized Experiments – Immunology and Infection. This section of JoVE “includes content from a variety of fields working toward a shared initiative of improving global health. Techniques evaluating the biological response to pathogens from the molecular to organismal level are presented as well as therapeutic . . . → Read More: JoVE – Immunology and Infection (New Subscription!)

Healthy People 2020 Released

On December 2, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the new Healthy People 2020 objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Visit the Healthy People 2020 site and see the entire list of objectives, measures and other associated resources at http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx . . . → Read More: Healthy People 2020 Released

Sources of H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Information on the Web

Here are some regularly updated sources of swine flu information on the web:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Swine Influenza Page: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ April 24 press briefing transcript: http://www.cdc.gov/media/transcripts/2009/t090424.htm?s_cid=tw_epr_53 RSS Feed: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/rss/?s_cid=tw_epr_54 Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/cdcemergency

Department of Health and Human Services: http://PandemicFlu.gov

DynaMed’s Swine Influenza Page: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/swineflu/.

Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/googlemapswine

MedlinePlus Swine Flu Page . . . → Read More: Sources of H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Information on the Web