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.





soups on

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.


This Pew Charitable Trusts fact sheet was updated on Aug. 28, 2018, to reflect newly published data.

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.



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.


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