New Books in the Library

Diet is an important part of overall health. This summer, the Tucker Medical Library Health Information Center has added several titles to help you make positive changes to your diet.

forks over knivesAlona Pulde and Matthew Lederman’s Forks over Knives Family provides recipes for plant based, whole food meals that are family friendly to help create healthy habits that last a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

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30 Minute Vegan: Soup’s On by Mark Reinfeld offers recipes for vegan soups that work for any occasion and any time of year.

 

 

 

 

 

gluten freeGluten Free: The Definitve Resource Guide offers advice for living gluten-free, from lists of foods to avoid and meal plans to tips for reading labels and an extensive directory of companies and products that offer gluten-free alternatives today.

 

 

 

acidAcid Reflux & Heartburn in 30 Minutes explains everything from stomach function, trigger foods, lifestyle changes, medications, and surgical options in a quick and easy read and has won a Gold Ben Franklin award.

 

 

 

 

Come check out these and dozens of additional new titles!

 

The Case for Open Access Preprints: Promoting and Facilitating the Sharing of Biomedical Research.

Open access preprints are research papers shared before peer review. Preprint services such as bioRxiv (Cold Spring Harbor) and MedRxiv (Yale) allow researchers to post preliminary versions of studies in order to:

  • Improve openness and accessibility of scientific findings
  • Increase speed of dissemination of knowledge
  • Enhance collaboration among researchers
  • Document provenance of ideas
  • Baseline, but otherwise uninteresting data, and negative results, are rarely published in peer-reviewed journals

The WHO encourages the use of preprint data for public health emergencies, and the NIH provides Guidance on Citing Interim Research Products in NIH Grant Applications. 2018 saw a leap in preprint server uploads and usage, and are increasingly embraced by publishers as complementary to traditional journal publishing. Browse a list of academic journals by preprint policies.

 

Drug Spending in the U.S.

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This Pew Charitable Trusts fact sheet was updated on Aug. 28, 2018, to reflect newly published data. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/fact-sheets/2018/02/a-look-at-drug-spending-in-the-us

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States is on the rise and is projected to outpace growth in other parts of the health care sector in 2018. A number of public and private organizations have published drug spending estimates over the past several years, including the share of health spending attributable to drugs. Historical estimates and spending projections from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA), the Altarum Institute, and IQVIA are presented in this report.

 

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From AHRQ, these MEPS summary tables provide statistics on total expenditures, total purchases, and number of persons with purchases for prescription medicines or therapeutic class groups. https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepstrends/hc_pmed/

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2030

The public comment period for Healthy People 2030 is open.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives. The public comment period will be open from December 3, 2018, through January 17, 2019. In this public comment period, input is needed on the proposed Core, Developmental, and Research objectives. Please read the objective selection criteria.

Healthy People 2030 will have three types of objectives: Core, Developmental, and Research. Proposed objectives are organized by Healthy People 2020 topic areas, except for objectives related to opioids, which can be found in the new Opioids topic area. The final objectives may be organized differently in Healthy People 2030.

For questions about public comment, please email HP2030@hhs.gov

When your patient needs a PCP

Find a Doctor at SCLHealth Find doctors and other providers in Colorado who accept new patients.

Doctor Finder – American Medical Association Find a doctor in the United States.

Health First Colorado Find doctors and others providers in your area who accept new Medicaid patients.

Physician Compare – Medicare.gov Find a doctor who accepts Medicare payments (Medicaid programs vary by state and each state Medicaid agency maintains their own list of professionals who accept Medicaid.

Health Sciences Library at AMC

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has named the Health Sciences Library in honor of 1951 pharmacy alumnus and philanthropist Henry L. Strauss, a significant supporter of the library and the university more broadly.

CU Anschutz Medical Campus Chancellor Donald M. Elliman, Jr., said, “Through his partnership, Henry Strauss has helped enrich the educational experience of future health care leaders who go on to serve individuals and communities across Colorado and beyond. We are pleased to recognize Henry in this way, and to see his name associated with the library for generations.” More