Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Holiday Closing Reminder & Upcoming Class and Events


Photo Credit: Donna Doyle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In observance of the University of Tennessee’s Spring Holiday administrative closing, Preston Medical Library will be closed April 18-20.

Email and voice mail will be monitored for patient care related information requests.

We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, April 21.

On Wednesday, we hope you will take a therapeutic break and visit the library's H.A.B.I.T. dog.

On Thursday, come learn handy PubMed Quick Tips with Martha Earl. 
 
Also, on Thursday come celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day. Stop by the display at the reference desk and pick up free poems selected by the library's poet-in-residence, Donna Doyle.

April 23
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Come relieve stress with Sam - the library’s H.A.B.I.T. dog!

April 24
Event: National Poem in Your Pocket Day
Time: 8:30am-9:00pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Free poems!

Class: PubMed Quick Tips
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Location: Preston Medical Library Training Room
Instructor: Martha Earl
Description: Follow a tip sheet that will help you learn how to get started on a basic PubMed search.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FASS Approach to Eating Well During Cancer Treatment



Cancer patients often lose their appetite because chemotherapy can cause nausea. A lesser known side effect of treatment is that it may cause dysgeusia – a change in the sense of tastes and textures of foods. 

Due to strong memories and associations, many patients discover that food eaten during chemotherapy becomes nearly impossible to consume when treatment ends. As a result, some patients choose not to eat their favorite foods during treatment. 

In addition to mealy textures and cardboard taste, chemotherapy patients frequently report a near chronic taste of metal.

This occurs when the chemo drugs that target fast growing cells attack taste buds in addition to cancer cells. The bitter tasting drugs are secreted in the saliva and leave a metal taste in the mouth that makes eating undesirable. 

Chef Rebecca Katz works with cancer patients and helps them learn how to eat and enjoy food during treatment. By introducing new flavors, she helps excite taste buds again. 

For food that tastes like metal, adding something acidic like citrus can help. For food that tastes like cardboard, adding sea salt helps bring out the flavors. If foods taste bitter or harsh, a small drop of Grade B organic maple syrup will make it taste better.

Because fats are natural flavor carriers, Katz encourages consuming healthy ones like olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds.

She calls this approach her "culinary pharmacy," with the acronym FASS standing for fat, acid, salt and sweet.

Katz has written two books – The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen and One Bite at a Time. Both provide useful suggestions to help patients eat well and stay strong during chemo.



Sources: 

NPR


Nutrition for People With Cancer



Cancer and Taste Changes

 

Post by Donna Doyle & Deborah Higdon

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This Week @ Preston Medical Library: Creating Posters in PowerPoint Class, H.A.B.I.T. Dog Visit, and Spring Holiday


April 16
Class: Creating Posters in PowerPoint
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Location: Preston Medical Library Training Room
Instructor: Cynthia Vaughn
Description: Are you presenting a poster at a conference? Perhaps you just want to make a poster for your office. This class will cover the basics of poster design within PowerPoint. General PowerPoint Q & A will be available, time permitting.

Time: 3pm-4pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Come relieve stress with Nash!

April 18-20
Preston Medical Library will be closed in observance of the University of Tennessee’s Spring Holiday administrative closing.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

This Week @ Preston: Data Management Basics Class, Sam the H.A.B.I.T. Dog, and Literary Rounds with the Library's Poet in Residence, Donna Doyle




Photo credit: Donna Doyle




















April 9

Class: Data Management Basics

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Preston Medical Library Training Room

Instructor(s): Eric Altmyer/Martha Earl

Description: Learn just what is data management is and how it can help you in your work.





Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: Library-wide

Description: Come relieve stress with Sam - the library’s H.A.B.I.T. dog!




Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Preston Medical Library Conference Room

Description: Donna Doyle, poet in residence at Preston Medical Library, Attention is Holy: Poetry as a Compass for Sacred Discovery. Donna will read related poems from her own body of work and discuss how poetry can be a tool for discovery. Free & open to the public.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Classes & Events @ Preston Medical Library


Photo Credit: Donna Doyle
































April 2
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Come relieve stress with Sam - the library’s H.A.B.I.T. dog!

April 9
Class: Data Management Basics
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Preston Medical Library Training Room
Instructor(s): Eric Altmyer/Martha Earl
Description: Learn just what is data management is and how it can help you in your work.

Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Come relieve stress with Sam - the library’s H.A.B.I.T. dog!

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Preston Medical Library Conference Room
Description: Donna Doyle, poet in residence at Preston Medical Library, Attention is Holy: Poetry as a Compass for Sacred Discovery. Donna will read related poems from her own body of work and discuss how poetry can be a tool for discovery. Free & open to the public.

April 16
Class: Creating Posters in PowerPoint
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Location: Preston Medical Library Training Room
Instructor: Cynthia Vaughn
Description: Are you presenting a poster at a conference? Perhaps you just want to make a poster for your office. This class will cover the basics of poster design within PowerPoint. General PowerPoint Q & A will be available, time permitting.

Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Come relieve stress with Sam - the library’s H.A.B.I.T. dog!

April 18-20
Preston Medical Library will be closed in observance of the University of Tennessee’s Spring Holiday administrative closing.

April 23
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Come relieve stress with Sam - the library’s H.A.B.I.T. dog!

April 24
Event: National Poem in Your Pocket Day
Time: 8:30am-9:00pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Free poems!

Class: PubMed Quick Tips
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Location: Preston Medical Library Training Room
Instructor: Martha Earl
Description: Follow a tip sheet that will help you learn how to get started on a basic PubMed search.

April 29
Class: EndNote Basics
Time: 1:00-1:30pm
Location: Preston Medical Library Training Room
Instructor: Michael Lindsay
Description: EndNote is bibliographic management software that allows users to manage citations in personal libraries and create bibliographies based on a number of available journal or writing styles.

April 30
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Library-wide
Description: Come relieve stress with Sam - the library’s H.A.B.I.T. dog!