Tag Archives: Medicine

Can Electronic Health Records Lower Health Disparities?

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. A newly-released study indicates that switching to electronic health records might help close health gaps between black and white Americans. The  study is based on a survey of doctors across the U.S. It includes … Continue reading

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Think Cultural Health

Think Cultural Health (TCH) is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact. With growing concerns about health inequities and the need for health care systems to reach increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and … Continue reading

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Care for Cultural Competency? Check Out the Office of Minority Health’s New Web Site

If you think cultural health, have we got a site for you!  Check out the Office of Minority Health’s enhanced cultural competency web portal, a one-stop shop for all cultural competency resources and training opportunities.  The web portal is called … Continue reading

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Change in NLM Customer Service

posted on the BHIC Blog. by Cheryl Rowan “Beginning November 1st, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will no longer answer customer service questions in foreign languages, including Spanish.  A stock reply will be delivered to customers who contact NLM in languages other … Continue reading

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Online Education and Training for Health Professionals

Now Easily Accessible on Cancer.govThe National Cancer Institute (NCI) has organized its online tutorials, web-based tools, and video casts into one convenient location on the Education and Training for Health Professionals web page. Learn about critical topics including clinical trials, translational … Continue reading

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Lock it Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home

The following was posted by the FDA. Lock it Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home (Video) Every year thousands of children are hospitalized and some die after taking medicine not meant for them. FDA pharmacist Connie Jung explains in this … Continue reading

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Infant Mortality Awareness Month

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://1.usa.gov/90IRAo September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and in 2011, the Office of Minority Health decided to partner with local communities, and focus on the role of the health care provider. The … Continue reading

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National Library of Medicine Has Developed a “Preformulated” Search of PubMed in Health Literacy

As always, Siobhan Champ Blackwell has great information to share regarding health information literacy.    She recently posted the following on The Health and Literacy Discussion List.    She shared how she has adopted this strategy to receive weekly updates on … Continue reading

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Articles on Health Care

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Don’t Come Back, Hospitals Say http://on.wsj.com/raOro7 The Wall Street Journal THE INFORMED PATIENT JUNE 7, 2011 Can a virtual nurse named Louise help keep patients from landing back in the hospital after … Continue reading

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Harry Potter in PubMed

The following was posted on the MCR-MCMLA [mcmla-l@listserv.kumc.edu] by Siobhan Champ Blackwell. http://lat.ms/qLRK2J latimes.com Harry Potter And The Well Of Medical Research: World of Hogwarts Frequently Mined For Studies By WILLIAM WEIR, bweir@courant.com The Hartford Courant July 8, 2011 Who … Continue reading

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