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Thousands of steps...The winner for Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb's photo contest has been announced.  This contest challenged SMHS, GWSPH, and SON students to show us how they stay healthy while are balancing school, work, family, and personal life.

The contest winner is: Chris Khanoyan (GWSPH).  Congratulations, Chris!

Health Information @ HimmelfarbHealth Information @ Himmelfarb users – help us by answering a brief survey!

Starting this week Health Information @ Himmelfarb (HI@H) searchers will see a three question survey at the top of the search retrieval page. Himmelfarb Library wants to know more about how HI@H is being used in order to better meet the needs of our users.  The questions are quick and easy to answer and focus on the purpose of HI@H searches.

HI@H is a multi-resource discovery tool that allows users to simultaneously search many of the library’s subscription e-resources and databases. The Library tailored HI@H to focus on the scholarly health sciences literature, but it also includes general reference, news, social sciences, and education resources. Knowing more about who is using it and why will help us continue to improve the service by offering the best resource match.  Please take a few moments to answer the survey the next time you are searching. The survey will continue through the month of April.

If you have questions or feedback on Health Information @ Himmelfarb, please contact JoLinda Thompson (

Gypsy GuitarsUnwind to the rhythm and sounds of GW Gypsy Guitars with a FREE lunchtime concert at Himmelfarb Library.

Date: Tuesday March 24, 2015

Time:  12:00pm

Location: Himmelfarb Library, 1st Floor

GW GYPSY GUITARS: The Gypsy Guitar group is comprised of beginner and intermediate GWU guitar students. Some are music minors and others are taking guitar lessons as an elective. Like a guitar club, all are invited to join the group and no registration required.

John Albertson: As part of the GW Jazz Studies program, the ensemble is lead by Music professor John Albertson who has taught jazz and classical guitar at GW for 30 years. Professor Albertson studied guitar at the Juilliard School in New York City and has performed at the Kennedy Center and Blues Alley.

Interested in joining? Please contact Professor Albertson ( for more information .



The Lexicomp app's 'Interact' tool (useful for identifying possible drug interactions) is not compatible with the recent update to the iOS update.  Lexicomp is working on addressing this by creating a fix in the Lexicomp app which they anticipate will be available within the next two weeks.    If possible, you may wish to delay updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to the iOS 8.2 update until Lexicomp releases the update to their app.

  • Description of issue: If you upgrade to iOS 8.2, the Interact module on your Lexicomp mobile app will no longer function properly. Specifically, you will no longer be able to add drugs to an interaction check. Tapping the "plus" icon to do so will result in the app crashing back to the home screen.
  • Steps you can take: Once you upgrade your device operating system to iOS 8.2, there is no way to roll back the upgrade. Therefore, if possible, we suggest delaying upgrading to the new operating system until a fix is in place. The issue does not affect users of earlier versions of the iOS operating system (any version 8.1 or lower).

If you have any questions or concerns about your specific situation, please contact technical support at

amshowdownAccessMedicine is offering a new game to challenge your medical knowledge.  AccessMedicine's Showdown is a quiz-bowl style game in which you and your opponent will compete during two rounds of questions.  Each round of questions has five categories worth anywhere from 100 to 400 points plus a final question worth 500 points.  You can choose to play AccessMedicine's Showdown live or get an email notification when it's your turn.  You can also play practice rounds by challenging the computer.
AccessMedicine provides full-text access to more that 100 core medicine texts including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Hurst's the Heart, and the Lange review series.  Along with these full-text books, AccessMedicine provides self-assessment tools and cases designed to help you master the medical information.  If you have any questions about AccessMedicine, please contact Laura Abate (

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