CAPHIS | Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust Updated September 2013 The purpose of the CAPHIS Top 100 List is to provide CAPHIS members and other librarians with a resource to use in their daily practice and teaching. Secondly, it is our contribution to the Medical Library Association so that the headquarters staff can refer individuals to a list of quality health web sites. Our goal is to have a limited number of resources that meet the quality criteria for currency, credibility, content, audience, etc., as described on our website. pdf of complete Top 100 List No direct recommendation or sponsorship by CAPHIS or MLA of these listed web resources is implied. The Medical Library Association and CAPHIS endorse the Criteria for Assessing the Quality of Health Information on the Internet of the Health Summit Working Group.
How the kidney works Each kidney contains about a million tiny structures called nephrons. A nephron has a cup-shaped Bowman's capsule leading into the renal tubule. The two sections of each nephron extend across the two different regions of the kidney: the Bowman's capsules are found within the outer cortex regionthe renal tubules run from the cortex into the darker medulla How does the kidney balance the blood? Placed end to end, the nephrons of one kidney would stretch about 8 km. A branch of the renal artery supplies the nephrons with blood. Healthcare Professionals Homepage HCPlive Cell Membrane Structure and Function The Plasma Membrane fluid mosaic model, semi-permeable (selectively permeable), double layer of phospholipids with embedded proteins Jobs of the cell membrane Isolate the cytoplasm from the external environment Regulate the exchange of substances Communicate with other cells Identification Phospholipids (fats) contain a hydrophilic head and a nonpolar hydrophobic tail, which creates a barrier. Cholesterol - stiffens the membrane by connecting phospholipids Glycolipids - signal molecules Glycoproteins - have an attached chain of sugar (antibodies) Proteins embedded in membrane serve different functions 1. Transport Across Membrane -The membrane is selectively permeable (also called semipermeable ) - Small particles, or particles with no charge can pass through the bilayer (carbon dioxide and oxygen) - Water has a charge, does not easily cross the membrane - a channel protein, Aquaporin helps water across Passive Transport Osmosis - diffusion of water Solutions: Hypertonic | Isotonic | Hypotonic
The Health 2.0 Blog Elevating Community Health with Innovation and Engagement The Health 2.0 movement strives to inspire innovative action in digital health, aiming to improve health at the individual, community, population, and global level. Our work as a company will continue to contribute to the growing determination and dialog on April 3rd at Health 2.0’s second annual Healthy Communities Data Summit on the UCLA campus. In working with the Calfornia Health Care Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, and the Lucille Packard Foundation, Health 2.0 expects a perserverant group of speakers, demoers, and leaders to identify the community health needs in California, and to jumpstart the ways in which we can all work to fix them. The second annual Healthy Communities Data Summit inspired productive conversation and data discussion, demonstrating new data sets and resources focused on understanding underserved populations, childrens health networks, and larger patient population profiles. News & Updates
Anatomy and Physiology BIOL132 and BIOL232: Anatomy and Physiology I & IISpringfield Technical Community CollegeSpringfield, Massachusetts Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology on the internet! The pages here are meant to be used as a lecture supplement for anatomy and physiology students. Many students have told me that these pages have been helpful to them, so I encourage you to go through them and learn from them as well. These web pages were originally written for a partial-distance education course, but that is no longer offered. From this home page, you can link to any topic, listed as a Unit page. Please note: I have written these pages as an academic scientist.
The Future of Health Care Is Social Health care is a personal issue that has become wholly public--as the national debate over reforming our system makes painfully clear. But what's often lost in the gun-toting Town Hall debates about the issue is a clear vision about how medicine could work in the future. In this feature article, frog design uses its people-centered design discipline to show how elegant health and life science technology solutions will one day become a natural part of our behavior and lifestyle. What you see here is the result of frog's ongoing collaboration with health-care providers, insurers, employers, consumers, governments, and technology companies. You can join the conversation too: this Thursday October 8 at noon eastern, frog will hold a discussion about the future of health care on Twitter (follow the hash tag #futureofhealthcare). Too busy to be healthy Susan's life is full. Susan is not alone. Networked devices + connected people = healthier communities Written by: More health care coverage
Writing in Psychology: Experimental Report Writing Summary: Written for undergraduate students and new graduate students in psychology (experimental), this handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing. Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Aleksandra KasztalskaLast Edited: 2013-03-11 09:54:55 Experimental reports (also known as "lab reports") are reports of empirical research conducted by their authors. You should think of an experimental report as a "story" of your research in which you lead your readers through your experiment. As you are telling this story, you are crafting an argument about both the validity and reliability of your research, what your results mean, and how they fit into other previous work. These next two sections provide an overview of the experimental report in APA format. General-specific-general format Experimental reports follow a general to specific to general pattern. Title page Experimental reports in APA format have a title page. Crafting your story
iPhone Medical Apps: news, reviews, trends - iPhone Medical Soft How do you cite website material that has no author, no year, and no page numbers? Because the material does not include page numbers, you can include any of the following in the text to cite the quotation (from pp. 170–171 of the Publication Manual): A paragraph number, if provided; alternatively, you could count paragraphs down from the beginning of the document. An overarching heading plus a paragraph number within that section. A short title in quotation marks, in cases in which the heading is too unwieldy to cite in full. Because there is no date and no author, your text citation would include the title (or short title) "n.d." for no date, and paragraph number (e.g., "Heuristic," n.d., para. 1). The entry in the reference list might look something like this: Heuristic. (adapted from the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, © 2010) Because the material does not include page numbers, you can include any of the following in the text to cite the quotation (from pp. 170–171 of the Publication Manual): Heuristic. Heuristic.
Europe edges US in social media for health info, says study - Me March 25, 2010 Europeans – physicians and consumers alike – are much more receptive to the use of social media for health information than are their American counterparts, a Digitas Health study suggests. For the study, Kantar Health surveyed 1,000 physicians and consumers in the US and Europe on their use of social media. Among the findings: Sixty-seven percent of European consumers said they trust the information they find in social-media venues. Only 45% of American consumers agreed. “While the Internet has been changing the nature of the patient/physician relationship for years, social media is starting to play an interesting role in the delivery of emotional support, with people suffering chronic and sometimes stigmatized conditions,” said June Dawson, managing director of Digitas Health in London. Social media is also being used by general practitioners to help identify resources for patients, the survey found.
How does caffeine affect the body? Biologist Neal J. Smatresk--Dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington--offers this explanation: Caffeine--the drug that gives coffee and cola its kick--has a number of physiological effects. Historically, cAMP was the first second messenger ever described. Thus, when caffeine stops the breakdown of cAMP, its effects are prolonged, and the response throughout the body is effectively amplified. Caffeine would be expected to have this effect on any animals that used these neurotransmitters to regulate their heartbeat. Health Record Resources Background: After President George W. Bush’s announcement in 2004 which set a goal of having universal electronic medical records by the year 2015, the process of using health information technology to establish electronic record systems began to accelerate. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 Americans witnessed just how fragile paper based health record systems really were. Benefits of PHRs: Personal health records are known to benefit patients in a number of ways including: Empowerment of patients. Improved patient-provider relationships. Increased patient safety. Improved quality of care. More efficient delivery of care. Better safeguards on health information privacy. Greater cost savings. Barriers to PHR adoption: Even with all of the benefits to patients and health care providers there are still problems that prevent more widespread adoption of PHRs. Some of the recent comments addressing the barriers to PHR adoption have been directed at the patient. PHR Solutions: