Dr. David Sackett, Who Proved Aspirin Helps Prevent Heart Attacks, Dies at 80

May 22, 2015

Dr. Sackett founded the department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine  at the University of Oxford in England. See the New York Times story.


Tips for Setting up an UpToDate Anywhere Account

April 27, 2015

For remote/mobile access and CME credit register for an individual account:

  • You must be on campus to register
  • Register with the name on your as it appears on your medical license to seamlessly submit CME credits.
  • Use the settings to select the type of CME credits you wish to complete.
  • A re-verification timer will turn off your remote/mobile access if you do not log in to your account for 30 days. Account can be reactivated on campus only.
  • Previous personal accounts with UTD can be rolled over into an NJH account – allowing your other subscription to lapse – and the CME log will be retained.

NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Responding to Earthquake in Nepal

April 27, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the earthquake in Nepal, please let them know of this service.

The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster. EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. EAI was activated four times in the past, including following the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic in Haiti, flooding in Pakistan, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Cambridge University Press, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.

Resources on Earthquakes

NLM has several other resources that will be helpful for people working on disaster response:

For questions regarding these resources, please e-mail custserv@nlm.nih.gov or call 1.888.346.3656 in the United States, or 301.594.5983 internationally.

The world’s largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

ClinicalKey is a great resource for images and videos

April 24, 2015

Drawing on content across 30+ medical specialties, ClinicalKey is a great resource for thousands of images and videos. You can use the Presentation Maker to export multimedia to PointPoint. The Presentation Maker will automatically insert citations.

To create a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation with ClinicalKey images:

  1. 1.  Find images by searching the Multimedia subset. Filter by specialty.
  2. Add all the images you want for your presentation to the Presentation Maker.
  3. Open the Presentation Maker. Select the preferred presentation under My Presentations.
  4. Click the Export button.
  5. ClinicalKey downloads the presentation file.
  6. View your presentation in PowerPoint, Keynote, or other application that supports PowerPoint files.

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NJH Formulary Available Through LexiComp

April 16, 2015

Access the formulary through LexiComp (available through Library’s homepage).



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CPR Interview Featuring NJH History

February 10, 2015

Nurse NJH

Colorado Public Radio interviewed Dr. Jeanne Abrams on the impact of tuberculosis on the growth of Colorado. National Jewish Health and its earlier iterations features prominently in this fascinating history. Dr. Abrams is a Professor of Jewish History at the University of Denver. She is also the Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives, where the institutional archives for National Jewish Health are held. For more information about National Jewish Health’s history, you can visit our patient and visitor resource page here.

Personalizing Medical Treatment

February 4, 2015

Kaiser, Jocelyn. “Obama precision medicine plan would create huge U.S. genetic biobank.” AAAS Science’s ScienceInsider. 29 Jan 2015. 

The term “precision medicine,” however, is relatively new. It comes from a 2011 report from the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC) that called for combining medical records and genetic and other molecular data for large groups of people into a single “knowledge network” that would be used for understanding diseases and tailoring treatments.

National Jewish Health’s COPD program is a perfect example of personalized, precision medicine.


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