Safety in the Summer Sun

Summer is finally here, and with the summer comes the warmth of the summer sun!  What a wonderful sensation to feel the rays of the sun after a long winter; however, the sun can be very dangerous to our skin if we do not take proper precautions.  The CDC recommends providing your skin with appropriate cover in order to shield it from the dangerous rays of the sun, also do not forget to cover your head and eyes!  Simply using sun screen is not enough protection even though sun screen products have improved over the years.




April — National Autism Awareness Month

During the month of April, the IHSL will be displaying some of the library’s resources on the subject of Autism. IHSL also has information on one of the most renown researchers in the field, Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Dr. Grandin has a unique outlook concerning this disease, as she suffers from Autism. She has published multiple books on the subject and is in high demand as a lecturer. Stop by the IHSL or check out the website for the National Autism Association at

March — National Nutrition Month

Proper nutrition is the corner stone of good health, and during the month of March the IHSL is providing a display that illustrates information provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  A few years ago, the USDA replaced the well known food pyramid with a more simplified concept — My Plate. This simple graphic takes a plate and divides it into proper portions of nutritious food, emphasizing the importance of portion control.  Stop by the IHSL and find out some important nutritional tips, and browse the various books available at your library.


National Heart Month

January has been designated as “National Heart Month” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services along with the American Heart Association.  It is important for everyone to know and understand the symptoms of heart attack and stroke because these symptoms can vary from men to women.  During the month of February, the IHSL  will have a display consisting of information on the topic of Women’s Heart Health.  Stop by the 3rd floor of Oboler Library and learn about Heart Health.


New Year — New Semester

Welcome!  Remember to stop by the Idaho Health Sciences Library if you have a health related question or assignment.  Review our display on the 3rd floor of the library which features the newest in health related research information.  Contact our staff in person or through phone or email.  208-282-4686, — Have a great semester!