ERF Update – October 2011

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October 26th Sacramento Instruction: EndNote X5 Basics Hands on

RSVP by Monday, October 24th to Judy Bolstad at or (510) 642-2510.

* Do you have the EndNote program but are not sure what it can do for you?

* Do you write journal articles or reports and need to cite literature you’ve read or referenced?

* Are you already using EndNote and have some burning questions?

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can learn and practice using EndNote?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s EndNote X5 Basics Hands On class! This class will be held at 1500 Capitol Ave, in Computer Training room 72.169.

Topics covered will include:
1. What’s new in EndNote X5
2. How to add citations from PubMed and elsewhere into EndNote
3. EndNote X5 features: display, search, groups, etc.
4. How to use “Cite While You Write” with Microsoft Word
5. How to get help

Class: EndNote X5 Basics Hands On
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2010, 10:30-12 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento, 1500 Capitol Ave, Computer Training Room 72.169

This class is intended for CDPH staff who wish to gain a basic understanding of the EndNote X5 software program and how to use its features.  Users of older versions of EndNote are welcome to attend. The EndNote X5 software will not be distributed at this class; in order for you to use this software for your work, your CDPH unit must purchase or already own a copy. 

Please note: This class is limited to 12 participants. A waiting list will be created if necessary for an additional class.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, October 24 to Judy Bolstad at or (510) 642-2510.

These hands on training sessions are free to CDPH employees.  Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

Public Health Newswire (APHA)

“A portal for public health news, opinion and exchange brought to you by APHA, Public Health Newswire features public health news and profiles the work of professionals and practitioners who are protecting the health of our communities every day.” Check out this resource, from our Electronic Newspapers and News Sources and Keeping Up-to-date on Public Health web pages.

Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries

Find details on the Healthy People 2020 objectives by topic and/or run a PubMed preformulated search. Sample topics are:

– Access to Health Services
– Diabetes
– Food Safety
– Healthcare-Associated Infections
– Preparedness

and more. Take a look at this resource, from our Health Care Planning, Organization, and Evaluation Resources web page.

The Contribution of Epigenetics in Pediatric Environmental Health

This upcoming conference highlights the role of epigenetics in determining the impact of the environment on pediatric disease and children’s current and future health.

For those of you who may be interested in attending:

Dates: May 30-June 1, 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Conference web site:

Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed an Electronic Prevention Services Selector (ePSS) tool, which indicates the clinical prevention services (screening, counseling and preventive medications). The ePSS provides access to the latest evidence-based recommendations from the AHRQ-sponsored U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. You can search by sex, age, and risk factors, as well as on the web, your PDA, or other mobile devices such as iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android. Check out this new resource, available from our Consumer Health Resources web page.

LactMed Now Includes CAM Products

“The National Library of Medicine Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) has added complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products. CAM products generally consist of dietary supplements derived from botanicals (herbals), “nutraceuticals” (natural and synthetic nonherbals, such as coenzyme Q10), and related products. The LactMed CAM product records bring together research on these products relevant to breastfeeding. Special emphasis is placed on potential side effects in mothers and infants and on other problems associated with the products. The CAM product records feature a new field for the products’ scientific genus and species names.

LactMed currently contains 19 of an expected 100 CAM products (cabbage, comfrey, lecithin, milk thistle, blessed thistle, stinging nettle, St. John’s wort, garlic, fenugreek, blue cohosh, black cohosh, raspberry leaf, ginger, coenzyme Q10, borage, caraway, coriander, fennel, anise). These records focus on supplements that are frequently used by nursing mothers, including those claiming to stimulate lactation. Future products will include the most common supplements sold in the United States. A complete list of CAM records in the database can be found by using the search term “complementary therapies” in the main LactMed search box.”

Access LactMed at:

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Sick building syndrome and related illness: prevention and remediation of mold contamination. By Walter E Goldstein, et al. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2011. Call number: RA577.5.S517 2011.

2. Herbal supplements: efficacy, toxicity, interactions with western drugs, and effects on clinical laboratory tests. By Amitava Dasgupta, et al. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2011. Call number: RA1250.H47 2011.

3. AIDS: science and society. 6th ed. By Hung Fan, et al. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2011. Call number: RA643.8.F36 2011.

4. Violence in context: current evidence on risk, protection, and prevention. By Todd Ian Herrenkohl, et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Call number: HQ799.2.V56 V55 2011.

5. Diabetes public health: from data to policy. By K M Venkat Narayan, et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Call number: RA645.D5 D546 2011.

Please note that these books are only a small selection of what is newly available. If you are interested in checking out any book(s), submit a request using our online form and we will mail the book(s) to you. You may also log into your web portal account to request book(s).

If you do not currently possess a UC Berkeley library card, you will need to apply for one before we can check out a book to you.