Monthly Archives: November 2010

Body Composition Analysis Screenings Offered by EXMSSA

Do you know your NUMBERS? The UVM Exercise and Movement Science Student Association invites UVM students, faculty and staff to body composition analysis screenings on November 29 and December 1. Attendees will find out a variety of facts about their bodies, including metabolic age, body mass index, predicted resting metabolic rate, muscle mass and bone mass. Plus, students in the UVM EXMSSA will be there to help understand these values and provide steps to improve them. Students use a state-of-the-art bioelectrical impedance machine to perform the analysis, but it’s as quick and easy as standing on a scale! These tests have a $75 value, but the cost of these screening are just $10. Walk-in, no appointments please. Proceeds go to the UVM EXMSSA.

DATES:
November 29 and December 1, 2-8 p.m.

LOCATION:
UVM Campus Rowell building, Room 017 on the ground level (please email us if you need directions.)

Please email any questions to: uvmexmssa@yahoo.com

New Biomedical Images Database from NCBI

Images published in journal articles deposited in PubMed Central can now be viewed and searched through the new NCBI Images Database. The database allows searches in many fields, including author, caption text, image size and date. Images may be used in accordance with the authors’ original copyright agreements with the journal articles’ publishers. So far the database includes 3 million images.

These images also appear in PubMed for those articles that have been deposited in PubMed Central. Clicking on the title for an article in PubMed brings up a record that includes an image strip. For more information, see this article from the NLM Technical Bulletin.

LGBTQ Health Care Conference

Tuesday, November 16
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vermont College, Montpelier
CONFERENCE: “Improving Patient Care: Examining Medical Practices for LGBTQ Individuals.” Day long series of lectures discussing barriers to health care for LGBTQ people. Speakers include Evan Eyler, M.D., M.P.H., clinical associate professor of family medicine and psychiatry. Fee: $30. Continuing medical education credits available. Sponsored by Fletcher Allen Health Care and SpaceSpace at RU12? Community Center. For more information or to register, call (802) 860-7812.