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The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out About Heart Disease: The Best Print and Electronic Resources
Jeanette de Richemond and Terry Paula Hoffman
Item Number: 978-1-55570-750-7
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $92.00
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480 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-750-7
Year Published: 2014

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Heart disease affects millions of people every year. The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out About Heart Disease organizes and offers evaluated print and online resources to help readers develop a collection or research specific medical options, incorporating important data and key concepts about risk factors and symptoms of heart disease. Each resource is annotated to provide librarians with essential information needed to determine if that resource is the right one to answer a given question. Readers and researchers can:
  • Review heart disease reference interviews
  • Explore the resources available on a specific condition
  • Research resources for caregivers
With nearly 1,000 annotated entries, this is the most comprehensive book on heart disease resources available today.
About the Authors

Founded in 1898, the Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and 3,600 individual members in the health sciences information field, committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to the world's health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.

Jeanette de Richemond, MLIS, AHIP, is completing her doctoral dissertation on the concept of having “enough information” to make a clinical diagnosis. She has immersed herself in learning how doctors come to conclusions so that they can act to help patients. She hopes that what she learns about “enough information” can be applied in practice to improve the speed with which such needed information is distributed in many fields. She has been a journalist, a public relations consultant, and an expert medical researcher. She is also a mother and grandmother with dogs and cats and a husband to care for. In writing this book de Richemond used, and added to, a lifetime of knowledge on heart disease collected from various projects in which she has been involved: as a reporter for a newspaper, as a public relations consultant for many heart health care clients, and as an expert medical researcher for a nonprofit organization. Basic knowledge about the heart and heart disease is fairly well known by nurses and physicians but much less so by the general public. This is despite the multitude of pamphlets, books, journals, webpages, medical device information, drug information, heart treatment center outreach programs, and many other private, nonprofit, and governmental information sources. She learned much from these sources and hopes the reader will too through this book.

Terry Paula Hoffman, BS, ME, has been a professional medical literature researcher for a nonprofit health care organization (ECRI Institute), for the pharmaceutical industry (Merck and Co., Inc.), and as an independent consultant. Hoffman searches medical databases, the Internet, and libraries for answers across all medical product lines, therapeutic areas, and diseases for evidence- based medicine for the professional and consumer. At Merck, Hoffman received an award of excellence in recognition for outstanding technical assistance in bringing the Women’s Health on CD program to completion. As a product development chemist (Quaker Chemical Corporation and E. F. Houghton Corporation) Hoffman created new and revised currently used chemical products to lessen the need for oil for manufacturing metal and paper products. Hoffman also developed a chemical product that received a U.S. patent for a permanent- wave treatment for hair, along with a related abstract published in the professional journal Soap/Cosmetics/Chemical Specialties. Hoffman, who has a permanent teaching certificate in Pennsylvania, was a secondary science teacher in chemistry, physics, and biology. She participated in a special project to include her students’ help in an ongoing research study through the Temple University Medical School Pharmacology Department (Philadelphia, PA), which involved the practical and beneficial use of guppies in developing anesthetic drugs. Hoffman graduated from Temple University, where she studied toward undergraduate and graduate degrees in secondary science education, majoring in chemistry. She is also a wife and mom who loves photography, organic gardening, creating and baking delicious healthy treats, and doggy- sitting “Teddy Hacker” and “Peppi Koman.”

”Contains a wealth of good information and will be extremely useful as a guide to finding reliable resources on heart disease."
— Reference Reviews

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