Stress Reliever Tips [Resource of the Week]

Need some stress reliever tips that do not require much time?
The UT Library Guide Mindfulness, Stress and Burnout just might have what will work for you.**

For example

  • Take some deep breaths
  • Exercise  –  Aim for 30 minutes/day
  • Eat well – Minimize sugars, refined carbs, caffeine, chemical preservatives,hormonesEat more Omega-3 fatty acids to give your mood a boost –
    fatty fish(salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, sardines), seaweed, flaxseed, and walnuts

  • Listen to guided practices as breathing and bell sounds

**Is stress and/or burnout overpowering? We encourage you to contact the UT Counseling Center for information on their services and/or referrals.

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US Government Resources for Researchers [Resource of the Week]

US Government Agencies, largely NIH offices, have free online resources for researchers at many stages of their studies. Here is a short select list.

 

Research Methods Resources

Includes resources on

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Resources for Researchers
Search a library of federal tools and resources to help you develop and conduct prevention research projects. You’ll find data instruments, research findings, clinical practice guidelines, and examples of translating research into practice through public health programs, policies, and interventions.


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Training in Prevention Research Methods
Federal courses, webinars, online tutorials, and more in prevention research methodology, focusing on study and intervention design, data analysis, and measurement methods.

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–Also search “research methods” (in quotes) at https://www.nih.gov/ for other related resources and Pubmed articles.

–Consider searching PubMed@UT  with a  search phrase as –>
“Research Design/methods”[Mesh] OR “Research Design/standards”[Mesh]
Use limits in left hand column, as dates and reviews/systematic reviews

–Consider searching OhioLINK books with the Medical Subject Heading (under Subject)  Research Design
Use the Limit/Sort option at the top of the page to narrow results

 

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Healthy Recipes on a Budget [Resource of the Week]

Have you heard of our library’s Spring Into Better Habits Week starting Sunday, April 7th? It includes fitness activities, mindfulness exercises, therapy dogs, and a community walk! And don’t forget the challenge (with prizes).

Better habits do include an eye towards better nutrition. These two Web sites may have just the inspiration needed.

Cook It Quick — University of Nebraska with links to recipes covering Beverages & Smoothies, Salads, Sides, Fruit & Vegetable Dishes, and more (even Desserts & Sweets!)
Related links include Time-Saving Tips and Preparing Foods Ahead

 

Food Hero — University of Oregon with Ingredient based recipes,
30 minute or less recipes, Video and picture recipes, and much more.

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Finding and Evaluating Health and Medical Apps

Health and medical apps can be great tools for healthcare professionals and consumers/patients alike. However it is good to ask questions before downloading.

Abbreviated selections from
                the NIH Web page Finding and Evaluating Online Resources

  • Who runs or created the site or app? Can you trust them?
  • What is the site or app promising or offering? Do its claims seem too good to be true?
  • When was its information written or reviewed? Is it up-to-date?
  • Where does the information come from? Is it based on scientific research?
  • Why does the site or app exist? Is it selling something?

Among the additional questions

  • How do you know if the information is accurate?
  • How does the site collect and handle personal information? ***Is the site secure?
  • What’s the site’s policy about linking to other sites?

*** This “[s]tudy shows how sensitive data from health apps is finding its way to corporations

Editorials
Commercial health apps: in the user’s interest?
BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1280 (Published 21 March 2019)

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NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – Resource of the Week

Looking for reliable information on complementary/integrative medicine for both professionals and patients/consumers? A great place to start is with a US government agency.

The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

Among the contents

  • Herbs at a Glance – a series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information
    Photos of chamomile, lavender, cranberries, and ginkgo

  • Lecture series that can be watched online or at a later date through the archives.
    This spring features 3 lectures on “Microbes in Our Gut: Emerging Insights on Health and Disease”|
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Other Resources for Healthcare Professionals include

  • PubMed@UT – Consider using the Complementary Medicine 
    Topic-Specific Query

  • Nursing Reference Center Plus with nursing guides, quick lessons, Nursing Practice and Skill CEUs, evidence-based care sheets, and more
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As always, please do not hesitate to contact a Mulford reference librarian with your information and research needs. We provide personal professional service to save you time and lead you to relevant results.

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New Clinical Practice Guideline Source (and other useful reliables) — [Resource of the Week]

The US National Guideline Clearinghouse, a “go to” for years, is no longer being updated because of lack of funding.

The nonprofit ECRI Trust is a good alternative. It has 20+ years of experience as the sole prime contractor for the National Guideline ClearinghouseTM.
To access guideline content, users must sign
up for a free account:
  https://guidelines.ecri.org/register

Why does ECRI trust as of March 2019 only have 300 of the 1,400 NGC guidelines?

Read here for the ECRI response, which includes details about their standards.

No one source is 100% complete, here are additional great places to start

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-3.pngU.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations
Provided by an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention who systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops
recommendations for clinical preventive services

 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-4.pngWorld Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines
The development of global guidelines ensuring the appropriate use of evidence represents one of the core functions of WHO. Recommendations that can impact upon health policies or clinical interventions are considered
guidelines for WHO purposes

 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-5.pngAmerican College of Physicians Clinical Guidelines & Recommendations

 

ACP develops several different types of clinical recommendations:

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines – systematic review based
  • Clinical Guidance Statements – review and methodological critique based
  • Best Practice Advice – address value of diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is cdc.jpgCDC Medical Guidelines and Recommendations

 

This collection is a one-stop shop for guidelines or recommendations developed by CDC, CDC working in collaboration with other organizations or agencies, or by CDC federal advisory committees. These documents contain statements that include recommendations, strategies, and/or information that assists decision makers (such as healthcare providers, federal, state or private agencies, employers, public health officials, or the public) in choosing between alternative courses of action in specific situations.

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APA Publication (aka Style) Manual to Electronic Sources – Full online access & option to print one copy [Resource of the Week]

DYK as a UT affiliate you have access to the full text of the latest APA Publication (aka Style) Manual to Electronic Resources?

The access is restricted because of the license, here are the steps.

Looking for the Full APA style guide?

The latest edition is at the Service Desk,
just ask for it by call number – WZ345 P976 2010

 

 

 


Only need an abbreviated APA style guide?
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Go to OWL (Purdue Univ Online Writing Lab), specifically
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html   

Mulford Librarians are happy to find examples in style guides, as APA. However we cannot interpret the guidelines.  If you have specific questions on interpretations of the guidelines, it is best to contact your instructor, advisor, or supervisor.

 

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US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – Resource of the Week

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AHRQ strives to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

Among its products and services

Doctor and elderly female patientPrograms for Clinicians to reduce patient adverse effects, support clinical decision making, publish clinical guidelines/recommendations and a patient safety mode

 

Search EPC Reports

Research Tools and Data including evidence based reports, statistical briefs on cost/use of health care, and quality & disparity report

Stethoscope on a printed health care infographic

Data Resources including infographics on health care data, state snapshots, and how to make care safer

 

 

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Rehabdata – A great disability related resource

Looking for disability related articles, reports, and multimedia? Have searched Google? Also searched resources as CINAHL and others listed at the UT related LibGuides Physical Therapy – Find Articles and Occupational  Therapy – Find Articles? But still are not finding what you need?

Other useful resources through the above LibGuides include

If the University Libraries do not carry a needed item, the item may be requested through ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan).
Also, please do not forget to consult with a Mulford Librarian with any research/information need!

 

 

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Cardiovascular Topics in UT Libraries LibGuides – Resource of the Week

February is American Heart Month. Carlson and Mulford Librarians have links to related resources through UT Library LibGuides. 
These resources not fitting your needs?  Consult with a Mulford Librarian for courteous, professional service as well as timely results!

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