UpToDate, the evidence based, peer reviewed information resource for clinicians, now features The Basics, short (1-3 page) patient education articles written at a 5th-6th grade reading level. These easy-to-read guides are designed to answer the most important questions a person might have about a medical condition. You can find an information page on asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and more. At present available in English only.
If your patients can read and assimilate information written at a high-school level, choose from the Beyond the Basics collection.
How to access:
- Start at the library homepage – http://library.villanova.edu
- At Databases A-Z, choose UpToDate
- Log in with your Villanova LDAP (email) ID and password.
- Click “Begin New Search”
(If you haven’t searched UpToDate in awhile, you may have to confirm your agreement to the usage license.)
- At the search screen, click the Patient Info tab.
- Then choose The Basics.
Looking for professional-level and patient materials in Spanish? Try the Spanish-language version of NLM’s MedlinePlus:
Sí, se habla español con Mango!
Brush up on your Spanish (or French or German or Italian, or any of the 12 languages offered) with Mango. Access at the Falvey homepage. Click Databases, A-Z, and choose Mango. Create a profile to start learning at your own pace and track your progress.
The new health care reform legislation – 10 steps to successful implementation in your health care organization
Learn how the new Health Care Affordability Act will affect your organization. Discover the 10 steps to success and get tips on designing an effective community needs assessment. The workshop will be held at the headquarters of the Public Health Management Corporation (producers of the Community Health Data Base) on January 26, 2011, 9:00am- 11:00am. PHMC is located at 260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Admission is free and includes a continental breakfast. If you wish to attend, contact Johanna Towbridge at 215-731-2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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