Archive Posts

Archive for the ‘ Items of Potential Interest’ Category July Book of the Month

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

PsychOnline Book of the Month: July 2016

Title: Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses

Edited by Laura G. Leahy, M.S.N., P.M.H.-A.P.R.N., and Christian G. Kohler, M.D.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page at

The core philosophy of the advanced practice nursing field is that health care should be individualized, focusing not only on patients’ conditions but also on the effects those conditions have on patients’ lives and the lives of their families. Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses offers this holistic approach as well as the most current information on psychopharmacological prescribing from a nursing perspective in an accessible, easy-to-use format.

The only text designed especially for Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, the Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses is grounded in the belief that given their nursing background and their personalized approach to the individual, these nurses are uniquely qualified to offer symptom-based treatment within the context of an individual’s medical and psychological care.

You’ll have access to Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses as a PDF download for the month of July at

Pathway to Wellness – July Events

Friday, July 1st, 2016


Want some wellness just a tip at a time?   You can get a tip of the day sent to your email box by registering at    or you can go to and there is a new tip everyday on the webpage in a green banner.   Lastly, you can “like” for tips, recipes and articles on wellness.


If you work in Oswego, Binghamton or over at Joslin you can still participate in Wellness programs online or on Facebook.  The NYS Well Everyday Challenges are online and the Eat Right, Move, Lose weight management group has a Facebook group option. These are just 2 examples of wellness and how you can get involved with wellness at any location.


Tell your coworkers to “like” .   There will be a drawing for a Corporate Challenge T- Shirt for NEW page “likes” from now until we reach 210 “likes”.  Chances are 1 out of 18 of winning that orange t-Shirt!   I want to  thank Debra Buchan for her generous spirit and making this possible.


Everyone wants Wellness.   Med Best employees can participate in programs right along with everyone else.  So get signed up for the Olympic Experience today or July Monthly challenge today.  Med Best employees are always welcome at Monday Mile walks and or Eat Right, Move, Lose. Why not celebrate this news by having a healthy Salad Bar activity?


The NYS Well Every Day challenge for July is to be physically active for 20 minutes outdoors. Register on July 1st at


Registration for Olympic Experience 2016 starts on July 1st at   Family members can join in the fun challenges such as hydrate; move your body, dress for success and more.  Olympic Experience offers 16 days of challenges from; Aug 5- Aug 21.   Everyone can participate including Med Best employees or family members. Gold, Silver and Bronze for the Olympians who complete the challenge.


NYS Welleveryday encourages you to participate in your first or complete your next 5k walk/race. After completing your 5k, go to:  and register to receive your magnet.  Everyone can participate!  Medbest Members, Family members!  Have fun!


Get active this summer on any of Onondaga Counties 17 Monday Mile trails.  Walk, stroll or jog.  Have your family join you.   Register at      Pick up a passport or download on online.  Walk any time that fits your schedule and get rewarded!   Challenge goes to August 1st so get walking.  Prizes!

MONDAY  MILE  JULY 11, 18 and 25

Monday Mile walkers will meet Monday at noon in the lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus for a one-mile walk. The Upstate community is welcome to participate. list indoor and outdoor trails at both campus locations.


Choose healthy on Monday with meatless options at all 4 Morrision locations and also at Espress Oasis.


The Quit Smoking Café will be held Thursday, July 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center. The Quit Smoking Café will feature tips on how to quit smoking and smoking cessation support. The Quit Smoking Café is held on the first Thursday of each month at Upstate Cancer Center and is open to all employees, patients and family members. For more information, visit


Research Foundation Employees will be starting a challenge soon.   Watch for an email from Mark Miller or join the Upstate Pulsers on Virgin Pulse website to find out more ways to earn points.


Walking programs and exercise program offered by the Syracuse Parks and Recreation featuring walking events and exercise classes on Wednesday.  6:30am Yoga, 12:15 Zumba and 5:30 Hula Hoops all in Clinton Square. Walks start at different times/locations.  Contact the Syracuse City Parks and Recreation website for more information.   This is open to all!


Syracuse City will offer bike tours of Syracuse.  The next one is on July 17.   They are monthly on Sundays.   Contact the City of Syracuse for more information

PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

Friday, July 1st, 2016




PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the website in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed.

Read the full history of changes and updates over the past decade at

UptoDate Anywhere now available- classes next week

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
UpToDate Anywhere, an electronic clinical resource tool, is a key resource in assisting physicians and patients with evidence-based research. Users with an established account can download the UpToDate mobile app to gain unlimited access, and earn free CME/CPD credits while researching clinical questions.
UpToDateAnywhere provides you with:
  • UptoDate Mobile App for your iOS, Android or Windows 8 devices
  • Free CME/CE/CPD when you research a clinical question using UpToDate onsite or remotely (including on mobile)

UpToDate Mobile CME and EHR EMR integration


Users can search a variety of topics in multiple languages, and filter their results as needed. Clinical newsletters, demo videos, and online chat support make UpToDate a convenient tool for clinical reference. For more information, go to

Expert Trainers from Uptodate will be at Upstate June 28th and June 29th to introduce Uptodate Anywhere. Trainers will focus on the Uptodate App, and the enhanced CME interface. Classes are open to all.

Downtown Campus Training Schedule 6/28
8am-9am Class in ET12405a
11am-1pm Table
3:30pm-4:30pm Class in Lib 220

Community Campus Training Schedule 6/29
9-10am Class in the Computer Lab/Library
11am-1pm Table in Cafeteria
2pm-3pm Class in the Computer Lab/Library

Please contact Olivia Tsistinas tsistijo@upstate if you would like to schedule a training outside of the schedule above. June Book of the Month

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

PsychOnline Book of the Month: June 2016

Edited by Thomas N. Wise, M.D., Massimo Biondi, M.D., and Anna Costantini, Ph.D.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page at

As cancer treatment has improved, the number of patients deemed “cancer survivors” has grown, along with their more complex, long-term mental health issues. Psycho-Oncology assists care providers in meeting the challenge presented by this population.

Concise and clinically focused, yet addressing the broad issues as well, Psycho-Oncology offers cutting-edge information and invaluable assistance to physicians and mental health professionals responsible for managing patients, and the families of patients, with neoplastic disorders.

You’ll have access to Psycho-Oncology as a PDF download for the month of June at

Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War now at the HSL

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

At the library till July 14th, we are proud to present the exhibition Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and the soldiers who fought in the war, the exhibition Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of disabled veterans and their role as symbols of the fractured nation.

More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of these veterans, who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.


Search Health Event June 30th

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Finding Quality Health Information 

Date: Thursday, June 30
Time: 5 to 6 pm
Where: HealthLink, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse (google maps)
Presenter: Clinical Outreach Coordinator Olivia Tsistinas

Join us to learn about researching the internet for reliable resources for health information, especially prostate cancer. Held in collaboration with the Upstate Men to Men Prostate Cancer support group.


See full schedule of Upstate’s HealthLink Seminar Series.

TED Talk Speaker: Daniel Goleman

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Psychologist and lecturer Daniel Goleman discusses the psychology behind our will to help others and why sometimes we don’t always practice what we preach. Despite the fact that the default wiring in our brain is to help and empathize with others, Goleman says we tend to be so focused on ourselves first, that we often don’t notice when there is someone in need. His talk goes on to explain that as a society we all have a “collective blind spot” and he urges us take notice. Goleman uses the classic tale of the Good Samaritan presented in modern day terms; an unconscious man slumped over on the sidewalk of NYC. Due to something he dubbed as “the urban trance,” everyone kept stepping over the man in need of help without one person extending a hand out.  It was not until Goleman himself stopped to acknowledge the man that a number of other people jumped in to help. The act of one person noticing was enough for other people to notice too and want to help, and that is why Daniel Goleman remains optimistic.

Hear the Talk    

To watch Goleman’s 2007 TED Talk, “Why aren’t we More Compassionate” click here!

Read the Book

Goleman has written numerous books on emotional intelligence. Check out his #1 bestseller, Emotional Intelligence: Why it can Matter More than IQ, which you can find along with other books written by Daniel Goleman in the Health Sciences Library today!

Learning from cats & dogs- checking skin for signs of skin cancer

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Because May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, skincare company La-Roche Posay released a new #SkinChecker campaign to remind everyone to check their body for signs of the deadly disease.

In the 52-second clip, a tiny kitten scans her (laughably larger) dog friend for sun spots and other tell-tale signs of cancer:


“Even just 10 minutes of skin-scanning can lead to the detection of a cancer, this is one case where cuteness will seriously come in handy.”

See full article at

Updates to Scopus interface, submitting ILL requests

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

We have updated our Scopus interface to remove some features that were not functioning properly and causing confusion for our customers. Scopus included it’s own ILL button and a catalog button, both of which were not communicating properly with our systems. We have updated the interface to remove these buttons. Going forward, if Scopus lacks the article you need, please follow these steps to request from ILL:


1) Click the “Owned By Upstate” text:
















2)  The next screen is our holdings screen. It’s possible we hold this article in a different journal, in which case, follow the link to the article/journal. Otherwise, click the “Request this item via interlibrary loan” link, sign in and submit your request.














Learn more about ILL & Document Delivery.
Need assistance? Contact a Reference Librarian, 315-464-7091 or