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 nationalautismassociation.org/

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, ihsl@isu.edu — Have a great semester!


Most Horrible and Shocking Murders

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many of us.  Here at the IHSL we decided to go with a theme for our current display that connects with this Holiday!  With the help of the National Library of Medicine’s “History of Medicine” website, we gleaned some “shocking” material for this display.  We then added books on similar subject matters. .  Stop by to see for yourself some of the interesting material available at your library!  You may also like to visit the NLM’s website on this topic!  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/murderpamphlets/index.html