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On February 24th, Lauren Mulcahy from Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom gave a session featuring nutritious smoothie recipes. Enjoy them below!

Pineapple Kale Coconut Smoothie
2 cups fresh pineapple
1 frozen ripe banana
1 cup coconut milk
3 tbsp shredded coconut
1 cup kale

Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
2 frozen bananas
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp raisins

Immunity Smoothie
2 oranges, peeled
1/2 lime, peeled
1 ripe banana
1 inch of ginger root
1/2 cup parsley
1 cup leafy greens
1/2 bell pepper
Water for blending

Ginger Pear Smoothie (From Thrive)
1 banana
1/2 pear
1.5 cups water plus 1 cup ice
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp hemp protein
1 tbsp grated ginger

Shamrock Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract
1 cup almond milk
Several handfuls of baby spinach

The 2014 Art Show will take place from April 3rd to May 2nd on the first floor of the library. We will have an opening reception (with refreshments!) on April 3rd from 4pm-5:30pm.

We encourage all Students, Faculty & Staff of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Services, and the School of Nursing to submit artwork.


Prior submissions have included paintings, drawings, photography, weavings, sculptures, pottery, and craft work.


Submissions will also have the option to be displayed in the virtual art show.

We will accept submissions (maximum of five) at the reference desk from March 3rd to March 28th. (Monday-Friday: 8:30am-8:00pm; Saturday: 12pm-4pm).

Please contact Kelly Knight at or 202-994-2963 with any questions.

Lemon berry smoothie remixSmoothies are the perfect treat!  Learn how to make yummy smoothies that are not only healthy but tasty, fast and convenient. Join Lauren Mulcahy from Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom as she makes smoothies and celebrates National Frozen Food month. Samples will be provided! Registration for this FREE  Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb event is limited. Register online at

Spring Smoothies with Whole Foods Market
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Himmelfarb Library, first floor alcove
Register Online:

Image: terrieseesthings (2007).  Lemon berry smoothie remix [Image]. Retrieved from

BrowniesOn February 10, Lauren Mulcahy from Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom gave a session on healthy ways to incorporate chocolate into your diet and demonstrated how to prepare the following recipes.

Enjoy the following recipes!

Black Bean Brownies


2 c. cooked or 'no salt added' black beans, drained

10 pitted medjool dates (or 1 1/4 c.domestic dates)

2 T. raw almond butter

1 t. vanilla

1/2 c. natural, non-alkalized cocoa powder

1 T. ground chia seeds


Preheat oven to 200 degrees

Combine black beans, dates, almond butter and vanilla in a food processor or high-powered blender.  Blend until smooth.

Add the cocoa powder and chia seeds, then blend again.

Spread evenly in a lightly oiled 8x8" baking pan.  Bake for 90 minutes.

Cool completely.


Cocoa Nib Fruit Salad


1 banana, peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces

3 medium kiwis, peeled and diced

1 medium mango, peeled and diced

1/4 c. hazelnuts, toasted, skins removed, and coarsely chopped (optional)

2 T. cacoa nibs

2 T. freshly squeezed lime juice


Ginger Chocolate Sauce


1 c. Vegan Chocolate Ganache

1 c. unsweetened almond milk

1 t. ground ginger

1/2 t. ground cinammon


Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.  Puree until smooth.  Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Vegan Chocolate Ganache


3/4 c. pitted dates, soaked in warm water to cover for 10 minutes; reserve liquid

1/2 c. almond butter

1.2 T. pure vanilla extract

3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder


Places dates in high-speed blender or food processor with 2 tablespoons of the reserved soaking liquid.  Add almond butter, vanilla, and cocoa powder then puree until smooth, adding 1 or 2 more tablespoons of teh soaking liquid until the mixture becomes thick and smooth.  Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 weeks.


Blender Hot Chocolate


1/2 c. cashews, soaked 1-2 hours

3 medjool dates, pitted

2 T. cocoa powder

1/2 t. vanilla extract

1 c. water or plant-based milk


Place everything into a high-speed blender and blend until it is smooth and warm (about 2 minutes).

Image: Kimber, E. (2008).  Brownies [Image]. Retrieved from

BrowZine, Himmelfarb Library‘s e-journals app, now features easy iPad access to over 300 additional journals.  The newly available titles are published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW) and expand Browzine’s journal holdings which already included journals published by Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Nature, and more.

BrowZine is a new technology which allows GbrowzineW affiliates to read their favorite Himmelfarb Library journals on their iPads. BrowZine allows users to select their favorite titles and track issues and articles via a single app.

With the addition of the LWW titles, it will be easier than ever to read journals such as Academic Medicine, American Journal of Nursing, Circulation, Epidemiology, Journal of Nursing Administration, and Journal of Public Health Management & Practice on the iPad. You can download BrowZine to your iPad through the Library’s new App Shelf.

Dripping faucetBecause of a building-wide water outage due to construction work, Himmelfarb Library will close at 11:30 pm on Friday February 14 and will reopen on Saturday February 15th at 6pm.

Himmelfarb Library's electronic resources (databasese-journals, and e-books) will remain accessible during this time. In addition, our Ask a Librarian service via which you can instant message with a Himmelfarb librarian will be available from noon to 4pm on Saturday February 15.  To use the instant message service, click on 'Ask Us' on any of the library's webpage.

The 6th floor of GW Hospital is also open for study.

Image: Dschwen (2006).   Dripping faucet [Image].  Retrieved from

Bo plays in the snowOn Thursday February 13, Himmelfarb Library will close at 4pm and reopen on Friday February 14 at 8am.

Reference assistance will be available via our Ask A Librarian internet message service from 12 to 4pm on Thursday February 13.

Image: Jatkins (2010).   Bo plays in the snow [Image].  Retrieved from

'March' Madness @ HImmefarbIt may still feel like February, but it's time for March Madness at Himmelfarb Library.

Come show-off your basketball skills and help support the Healing Clinic. The event is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12 from 11am - 5pm in the Himmelfarb Library Lobby area (look for the in-door basketball hoop). Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb is sponsoring a "March Madness Basketball Tournament" where students, staff or faculty can participate in a healthy competition to help raise funds for the Healing Clinic. Each shot is 25 cents and the two top scorers will receive prizes.

Come, have fun, participate and help support the Healing Clinic!
Basketball Tournament
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: Himmelfarb Library Lobby Area
Basketball Tournament: 25 cents per shot  (All proceeds go to the Healing Clinic!!_)

Image: Fung, R. (2008).   Basketball [Image].  Retrieved from

Chocolate cookieCraving chocolate?

Just in time for Valentine's Day join Lauren Mulcahy from Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom and learn healthy ways to incorporate chocolate into your diet. Yes...samples will be provided!

Registration for this FREE Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb event is limited.

Location: Himmelfarb Library, first floor alcove
Date:  Monday, February 10, 2014
Time:  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Register Online:

Image: Koo, M. (2013).  A pink color chocolate-dipped heart-shaped cookie [Image]. Retrieved from

ClinicalKey has reported that a dosage error has been located in the ICU Manual (Lanken, 2nd ed) which is available online in ClinicalKey.   The error is located on page 81.  In table 8-2, Drug Therapy for Cardiogenic Shock, the recommended dosages for Isoproterenol, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, and Nitroglycerin are incorrect.

The correct drug recommendation should read:


Usual Adult Dose Range


Predominant Action


1-10 mcg/min


Chronotropy > inotropy


1-20 mcg/min

>20 mcg/min


Inotrope, Vasodilator



1-2 mcg/min

>2 mcg/min





10-50 mcg/min

50-200 mcg/min




The ICU Manual has been temporarily removed from ClinicalKey and a corrected version will become available on February 5, 2014 If you have downloaded or printed a copy of this chapter prior to January 31st, please deleted or destroy all copies.  If you have any questions, please call ClinicalKey's Customer Service team at 1 (888) 615-4500 or email them at

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