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Social bias affected by Sleep

May 29 2015

Sleep may help the brain “unlearn” strongly ingrained biases (such as stereotypes), and sleep deprivation may make those biases more resistant to unlearning. A recent study reported in Science concludes that memory reactivation during sleep enhances counter stereotype training and that maintaining a bias reduction is sleep-dependent.

Read article on our Science subscription, here:

http://ezproxy.sjsm.org:2070/content/348/6238/1013.full

DynaMed App

Mar 12 2015

Free DynaMed app for SJSM students

SJSM Students can use the clinical reference tool, DynaMed™ from EBSCO. You can now access the valuable, evidence-based content anywhere with the new DynaMed mobile app. The new app has been redesigned to make it easier and faster for physicians to find answers to clinical questions.
See directions for installation, here:

More Medical apps

Feb 4 2015

JAMA launches free medical quiz app.
Available for the Iphone, not ready yet for Android. It is a type of medical game that may improve your diagnosis skills.

see: itunes

APP from the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland

The UMEM Pearls App brings informative and useful emergency medicine educational pearls to your mobile device. Since 2007, the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland has developed pearls of knowledge in the field of emergency medicine and made them available to the broader medical community.

iPhone/iPad:

Android:

Please give me bran with whole grain

Jan 9 2015

A study involving 74,000 women and 43,000 men
shows that eating a diet rich in whole grains was
found to be associated with lower total mortality and
deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), but not cancer.
Read more here:

Is Vitamin D Overrated?

Jan 9 2015

In 2012 alone, there were more than 3,600 publications in PubMed on vitamin D: opinion articles, small studies, large studies, evidence reviews, and meta-analyses. What are the conclusions?
Read more here:

Graphic Medicine

Nov 21 2014

Graphic Medicine is a site that explores the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. You’ll find a growing collection of comic reviews, articles, podcasts, links, and coverage of international Comics and Medicine Conferences.

http://www.graphicmedicine.org/

Resource of the month:(surgery videos)

Oct 6 2014

Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) is a medical video journal for attending surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students, and patients that seeks to positively impact healthcare by publishing the highest quality videos of surgical procedures performed by top teaching physicians.

https://www.jomi.com/articles/

Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine jobs not filled in 2013

Oct 6 2014

The percentage of primary care positions that go unfilled every year “continues to be a problem,” says an Association of Staff Physician Recruiters executive. Read more here.

Got Brown Fat?

Jul 31 2014

A new study in 12 men, with and without brown fat, has shown that when activated by mild exposure to cold, brown fat increases blood glucose disposal and insulin sensitivity. Perhaps turning the thermostat down at night may expand brown fat tissue mass and activity, which could lead to a metabolic boost.
Read more here.

Skin Cancer – Indoor Tanning

Jul 31 2014

There have been increases in melanoma cases – almost a tripling over the last 30 years.Is this caused by  ultraviolet exposure? Increased outdoor activities? indoor tanning maybe?
Read more here.