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  • The Health Care Reform Act turmoil

    Opinions and concerns abound about this issue, sometimes to the point that the facts get obscured. Can I separate all the facts from the fiction? Nope, I can be duped and sucked in as easily as the next person. But I can tell you where to go to form your own opinions undiluted by anyone else with an...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 08-18-2009
  • Beat the Heat by Coming to EVPL!

    This is the second day of a Heat Advisory for this area. Sure, we all feel drained and listless, not to mention that any kind of physical movement makes a person break out into sweat. But especially in the Ohio River Valley heat can cause more problems than sticky underarms. People especially at risk...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by PotionsMaster@evpl on 06-23-2009
  • New Webzine Looks at Area Lifestyle Trends

    Evansville Intelligencer is a new webzine launched in April 2009 with content on area health, dining, society, natural and architectural sites, and politics. It's free, easy to use, and readers may comment on the posts.
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by potentate@evpl on 05-12-2009
  • The Best Medicine

    Every three weeks we have a Lobby Book Display at Central Library on a different theme or topic. Some topics are naturally more popular than others. However, "Laugh Out Loud" in the month of March was such a favorite that we found it difficult to keep books on the display. The books were fiction...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 05-07-2009
  • Swine flu information

    Most of what you need to know about the current swine flu situation can be found on two websites. The Centers for Disease Control manages this site , which has all the latest news, information about the disease's symptoms and prevention, and links to other sources. The Department of Health and Human...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 04-27-2009
  • Do Not Flush!

    You may remember a time when it was common practice to flush outdated/unused medications down the toilet. Well, that practice has caused some disturbing consequences resulting in the FDA promoting guidelines on proper disposal of drugs. There are still a few drugs that should be flushed, but the majority...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 04-20-2009
  • Natasha's lesson saves Ohio girl

    Natasha Richardson's recent death from a head injury may have you asking yourself, when does a head injury require medical attention? That's a very good question. This article , about a seven-year-old girl who experienced an epidural hematoma but had no symptoms for two days, gives a list of...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 03-26-2009
  • Peanut Butter Recall Information

    The Indiana State Department of Health is urging Hoosiers to routinely check the growing list of products and brands associated with the expanded Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) voluntary recall, which now has reached more than 2,000 items. A complete product listing is available here . State health...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 03-06-2009
  • America's Top Doctors

    Central Library Reference has several directories to identify physicians and their specialties: America's Top Doctors is a guide to doctors recognized by their peers for their excellence in providing care for specific diseases and problems, organized by metropolitan area. It includes details on each...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by T-ref@evpl on 10-25-2008
  • What's an "Ozone Alert" and how should you respond to one?

    A recent number of days where Evansville issued Ozone Alerts have resulted in questions about just what that means, what health risks there are, and how a person should take care of themselves during an Ozone Alert. The city of Evansville has a page on its web site explaining what events will result...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 07-23-2008
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