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oakhillstereoHaven’t see much of DC recently?  Was your last DC outing during orientation?

Take a study break and explore DC with Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s newest feature: independent explorations of DC from your Foggy Bottom home base.   We’ll provide you a map for a walk that you can take during lunch or for a longer study break on the weekend – and some brief notes on what you can see on the walk.

Weekend study break: Oak Hill Cemetery in Rock Creek Park

Oak Hill Cemetery is the 19th century cemetery that you see from Rock Creek Parkway.   From the path, you can wander up the hillside, enter the cemetery, and (respectfully) explore.  Oak Hill’s gothic chapel was designed by the same architect (James Renwick) who designed both the Smithsonian Institution’s Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

  • One way: 1.5 miles (31 minutes) plus time to explore cemetery
  • Round trip: 3 miles (1 hour 2 minutes) plus time to explore cemetery
  • Maps are available at Himmelfarb Library's Circulation Desk!


MDCalc is donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each download during the month of October!  Download this free medical calculator and encourage classmates and fellow medical professionals to do the same! For each referral, you’ll be entered in a raffle for some fantastic prizes, like an electronic stethoscope and MDCalc swag!

MDCalc includes calculators for more than 40+ specialties (cardiology, critical care, emergency, etc.).  MDCalc also provides:

  • Detailed background information on all calculators including derivation and validation primary references.
  • Links to relevant PubMed articles plus commentary from specialist experts and the creators of the calculators themselves (e.g. Dr. Phil Wells’ comments on the Wells’ Criteria).
  • Expert content helps you use the calculator better: who to apply it to, pearls & pitfalls, what to do next with the results, etc

As a GW affiliate, don’t forget to take advantage of other useful point-of-care apps on our App Shelf!



cooking-1013455_960_720Join Healthy Living @ Himmfarb on Thursday, October 27 at 5pm-6pm for a cooking demonstration by Chef Kate Sherwood on the "Science of Good Cooking" where she will show you how to make healthy foods that also taste delicious.

Yes -Samples will be provided! Sign Up Today!
    • Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
    • Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
    • Room: Himmelfarb Library B103
    • Chef: Kate Sherwood, author of Nutrition Action Healthletter
    • Session: Science of Good Cooking
    • RSVP
      (Space is Limited - Sign up to reserve your spot!)

Event is sponsored by Himmelfarb Library's initiative Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb

pumpkinsJoin Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb and unleash your creativity!
Beginning on Monday, October 24, we will supply a variety of pumpkin templates and colored pencils and invite you to create your own design.  Submitted works will be displayed in a Student Gallery in Himmelfarb Library from Monday, October 24th through Tuesday, November 1st for all to enjoy.

Please keep the following parameters in view while creating your art: designs should be non-violent in nature and should be submitted on or before 10/31 for display.
Pumpkin templates are available on Himmelfarb Library's 1st floor near the elevator lounge area.  Please drop your submission in the box at the Circulation Desk in Himmelfarb Library.
Image: Tambako The Jaguar. (2012).  Lots of colorful pumpkins [Image].  Retrieved from:

crayons-1445057_640Coloring pages and colored pencils are available in Himmelfarb Library as part of the Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb initiative.  The pages will be switched out on a regular basis and will also be supplemented with jigsaw puzzles and other activities for the remainder of the semester.   Please leave the materials on the tables so others can enjoy them, too.
Because we know that your time is valuable and you want to make evidence-based decisions, here are some studies which showed that activities like coloring can reduce stress and anxiety and enhance problem-solving capabilities:

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