ISU Library Staff are supporting Portneuf Valley Bike to Work Month by participating in the Team Challenge!! Team members must bike to work more than 60% of the time to meet the Challenge — “biking to work” includes: bicycling, walking, carpooling or taking public transit.
New this year is an additional opportunity to participate! Team members who cannot participate in the “biking to work” category may substitute 20 minutes of “other” exercise as their means of participating.
Whether you participate in this fun activity or just get motivated to get additional exercise, you will be on your way to a more healthful lifestyle!!!
Stop by the IHSL, located on the 3rd floor of the Oboler Library, and check out our display for information on bicycle safety and rules of the road.
IHSL has a display highlighting some important nutrition information. The US government site ChooseMyPlate.gov has additional nutrition information and also addresses portion size. Stop by the 3rd floor of Oboler Library or visit our website.
IHSL has changed some aspects of its homepage and added new links. Prominently displayed front and center are the main search tabs that appear on the Main Library homepage. Searching the catalog, an article database and the A to Z list is now available directly from the IHSL homepage.
You will also notice new icons on the bottom left of the page. The “NIH” icon links directly to the home page of the National Library of Medicine, a department within the National Institutes of Health. The National Library of Medicine offers healthcare providers and the general public many helpful databases with current health related information. The “NN/LM” icon links to the homepage of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library (RML). The IHSL is designated as Idaho’s NNLM Resource Library. As a resource library for Idaho, the IHSL assists the NLM and the RML with improving access to health information for Idaho residents and healthcare providers.
IHSL has added a new link to our homepage on the column to the left. This new link, Healthcare Provider Resources, connects directly to the LiLI.org webpage that offers multiple free resources for healthcare providers in the state of Idaho. These resources are available due to state funding through the Idaho Commission for Libraries. For access, a City and Zip Code are required. Once you supply your information, you can complete searches.
Beginning October 1, 2013 until March 31, 2014 those Idahoans who do not have health insurance through their employer or through a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid may sign up for health insurance through the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange now called “Your Health Idaho”. At this website, yourhealthidaho.org, there will be several plans offered. Idahoans can shop and compare to determine the plan that most suits their needs. Stop by the IHSL on the 3rd floor of ISU Library where there are informational handouts to help with this new program being implemented by the Affordable Care Act.